Black Female Legislators Walk Out Of Florida House Debate On Race-Selective Abortion

Abortion opponents in Florida are currently trying to pass a ban through the House of Representatives that would criminalize abortion on the basis of race or gender. Despite a lack of evidence that race- and sex-selective abortions are a problem in the United States, it’s becoming a popular tactic of the anti-abortion movement to claim […]


House Democrats up pressure on Boehner to start budget conference

House Democrats on Wednesday increased their pressure on Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to convene a formal House-Senate budget conference committee.

All 17 Democrats on the House Budget Committee sent a letter to Boehner calling for the committee to be created.

The letter, organized by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (Md.), the Budget panel’s ranking member, and David Cicilline (R.I.) comes a


Gwen Moore rips Paul Ryan’s “draconian” budget cuts, but says deal possible on reducing Medicare costs

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) on Wednesday criticized the 2014 federal budget proposed by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Janesville), but suggested there could be a compromise on reducing Medicare costs. Moore is a member of the House Budget Committee and Ryan is the chairman. “It sets up children, the elderly, the middle class, kids who […]


Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Scholarship Programs

This scholarship fund was established in response to federal cuts in spending for education programs and scholarships.  This is the foundation’s first educational program. The CBC Spouses Education scholarship is a national program thatawards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated students who intend to pursue full-time  undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degrees. Deadline: June 6, […]


Stronger Violence Against Women Act signed into law

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When Rep. Gwen Moore [D-Wisc.] stood near President Obama last Thursday as he signed the Violence Against Women Act into law, as a rape survivor, she knew the benefit of the legislation as well as well as anyone in the room.

“I am so pleased to join President Obama and so many of my colleagues for


Congresswoman Gwen Moore received Justice for ALL Victims!

“I want to thank leaders from both parties – especially Leader Pelosi, Congresswoman Gwen Moore and Senator Leahy – for everything they’ve done to make this happen. Renewing this bill is an important step towards making sure no one in America is forced to live in fear, and I look forward to signing it into […]


John Nichols: Gwen Moore breaks D.C. gridlock to protect women


Washington looked mighty dysfunctional this past week, except if you were watching Congresswoman Gwen Moore at work.

The Milwaukee Democrat has long been a champion of women’s rights in Congress. And she put herself way out front in the fight to renew the Violence Against Women Act.

Moore battled for two years to win renewal of the act, eventually


Paul Ryan, Gwen Moore weigh in on sequester

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — $85 billion in federal spending cuts are set to take effect as of 12 a.m. Saturday, March 2nd if Congress cannot come up with a deal to avoid them. The cuts are part of the “sequestration.”

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan explained sequester to a crowd at the Snap-On headquarters in Kenosha on Friday, March


On VAWA: Gwen Moore ‘gave voice to all those women in the shadows’

Christine Pelosi, chair of the California Democratic Party Women’s Caucus, joins Michael Shure inside “The War Room” to talk about the passage of the Violence Against Women’s Act and Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) who led the cause. {qtube vid:=xKv2ZQaGTEs w:=580 h:=360 b:=1 c1:=0b8241 c2:=16cc68 ap:=0 rel:=0}


In Victory for Obama, House Backs Domestic Violence Law


Washington — The House voted on Thursday to pass the Senate’s bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, in a big victory for President Obama and Democrats in Congress.

The legislation passed on a vote of 286 to 138, with 199 Democrats joining 87 Republicans to push the reauthorization of the landmark 1994 law, which assists