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’

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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


Rep. Gwen Moore on Violence Against Women: ‘These Games Must End’

Each year, over one million women in the United States are raped. Not all of them are heterosexual.

  • Do lesbians deserve justice if they are raped or beaten?
  • And what about immigrant women?
  • How about Native American women?
  • And what about female college students?

Paid Leave for Women … And Men

“We are true to our creed,” said President Obama in his Inaugural Address, continuing, “when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because she is an American; she is free, and she is equal, not just in the eyes of God but also in


Fate of Abuser on Tribal Land Tangles Sexual Abuse Bill

The U.S. Senate will vote as soon as today on letting tribal courts try people accused of sexual assault who aren’t registered members of an American Indian tribe.

The proposal is intended to give women seeking protection from non-Indian abusers some place to go besides the offices of U.S. attorneys who may be hundreds of miles away. It’s a system


Eric Cantor Targeted Over Stalled Violence Against Women Act

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WASHINGTON — With House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) set to give a major speech Tuesday aimed at showing his party’s softer side, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has launched a new ad accusing Cantor of stalling last year’s Violence Against Women Act reauthorization.

“The Senate is about to pass