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Dems attack budget reform bill as dynamic scoring initiative

House Democrats continued their criticism of a GOP budget reform bill on Thursday by saying it’s designed to make it easier to justify tax cuts, and is essentially an attempt to introduce dynamic scoring into the process of passing major legislation.

The House is debating H.R. 3582, the Pro-Growth Budgeting Act, which requires the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to provide


Emerge Wisconsin aims to elect Democratic women

APPLETON — Wisconsin has never sent a woman to the U.S. Senate or elected a female governor, and just more than a quarter of the seats in the state Legislature are held by women.

Emerge Wisconsin is poised to change that.

Modeled on a national program, the Madison-based nonprofit is training a generation of progressive, Democratic women how


Wis. Recall Elections a Sure Thing, But New ID Law May Block Anti-Walker Vote

MILWAUKEE—Wisconsinites’ efforts to protect democracy—in the workplace and through the ballot—are rapidly escalating on two key fronts. The state will soon witness major election and legal battles to combat Walker-supported laws limiting the rights of public workers and restricting voting booth access. Laws passed in 2011 virtually eliminate public-employee bargaining rights and restrict voting to those with approved IDs, which


Moore’s Statement on MLK Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) joined the nation in commemorating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She released this statement:

“Today, I am proud to join with all Americans as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As our nation commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let us


Scott Walker’s Chickens Come Home to Roost

Last week Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker took to the airways to try to quell the rising tide against him. During recent interviews he called the recall process currently underway to unseat him “unusual.”

The only thing “unusual” about the recall movement is Scott Walker’s inability to listen to the will of the people of Wisconsin. Scott Walker was elected by


Political Struggle in Congress Delayed, Not Resolved

WASHINGTON — When Congress handily passed a bill to set payroll tax rates, jobless benefits and Medicare doctors’ fees for the next two months, it seemed to end an epic political struggle between President Obama and Republicans on Capitol Hill. In fact, that was just the beginning.

Every issue in dispute remains unresolved, waiting to be addressed when Congress


Welfare Reform Revisited

U.S. Census Bureau, Economic Report of the President

Nancy Folbre is an economics professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Fifteen years have passed since changes in welfare administration imposed tighter restrictions on poor families with children that were seeking cash assistance.

Today’s Economist

Perspectives from expert contributors.

Many Republicans now advocate similar restrictions and


President, Congress Must Stand Strong Against Efforts to Eliminate Birth Control Coverage

The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was a monumental victory for all Americans. In particular, the passage of this bill led to one of the most important advances for women’s health in decades: a new regulation requiring insurance coverage for birth control with no co-pays. This was a huge victory for both women and men everywhere.



Rep. Moore’s appearance on WPR

A Congressional super-committee is likely to fail to meet tomorrow’s deadline for budget cuts. After seven, Joy Cardin asks her guest what went wrong, and whether automatic cuts will kick in. Guest: – 7:15-7:20 – Gwen Moore, Democratic U.S. Representative, Wisconsin’s Fourth Congressional District.