Shutdown Showdown: Who’s to Blame?

Regardless of their party affiliation, House Budget Committee members agree they don’t want to see the government shut down. But they don’t agree on who is to blame if it happens.

Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., one of three Appropriations Designees on the House Budget Committee, is pointing the finger at his colleagues on the other side of the aisle. “We’re


Black Caucus Stands in Solidarity with Wisconsin Workers

WASHINGTON – Chairman Emanuel Cleaver II, Congresswoman Gwen Moore and the Congressional Black Caucus sent the following letter to Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin in support of workers rights. The letter to Governor Walker is attached and text included below. Chairman Cleaver also released the following statement in support:

“Anytime the


Virtual Press Statement in Celebration of the Affordable Care Act Anniversary

Background:  Nearly two-hundred events are taking place across the country this week to celebrate the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. Seniors, small businesses, faith communities, and young people will all come together to share how they are already benefiting from the law and to highlight what’s at stake as opponents of reform work overtime to take away those benefits


Rep. Gwen Moore to President: Wisconsin Needs Your Help

Today, U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) wrote to President Barack Obama seeking ways to prevent negative impacts of Governor Scott Walker’s budget proposal.

Her letter touches on some of Governor Walker’s most detrimental proposals including education, health care, food stamps, transit and energy and the environment.


Baldwin, Moore right to vote to bring troops, tax dollars home

“There is simply no rationale for continuing American involvement with no end in sight, rising deaths for civilians and our brave soldiers, declining public sentiment, and serious economic pain at home,” Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich explained to his fellow House members during Thursday’s debate on ending the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan. “Continuing our involvement in Afghanistan is not affordable, it’s


Moore asks Obama for advice on Walker

Upset over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal, U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore is asking President Barack Obama for help.

The Milwaukee Democrat sent a letter to Obama Friday seeking ways to prevent “negative impacts” Walker’s budget will have on education, health care, food stamps, transit, and energy and the environment.


Congresswoman Moore Gives Tribute to Famous African American Women For Women’s History Month

Earlier this week, Congresswoman Moore was on the House floor honoring African American women for Women’s History Month.  Below are clips from her speech.

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An assault on women’s health

What a difference a year makes. Last year, I was at our state Capitol watching then-Gov. Jim Doyle sign the Healthy Youth Act, a much overdue law ensuring that Wisconsin youth get accurate and age-appropriate information in sex-ed classrooms.

Fast forward to today, when we are facing serious attacks on access to women’s health care at the


Congressional Black Caucus: Public Employees Deserve a Seat at Table in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to eliminate bargaining rights for public employees is “blatantly un-American” and “jeopardizes the viability of the people during these tough economic times,”  say Reps. Emanuel Cleaver  (D-Mo.) and Gwen Moore (D-Wis.).

In a letter to Walker, Cleaver, who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus, and Moore, who represents Milwaukee in Congress, say public servants deserve


The Debate Over Defunding Family Planning Programs

Congresswoman Gwen Moore was on The Takeaway to talk about women’s access to family planning and health care services, particularly for poor, black women in the U.S. Congresswoman Moore (D-Wis.) gave an impassioned speech recently on the House floor defending the funding of Planned Parenthood. This week we’re joined by Ryan Bomberger, co-founder of The Radiance