Request to Drop Dishonorable for Troops Discharged as Gay

Now that Congress has approved repeal of the ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the armed forces, a Wisconsin congresswoman is urging the Defense Department to reconsider the less-than-honorable discharges issued to some soldiers under the policy.

In a letter to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Representative Gwen Moore, a Democrat, said veterans who had received


WI Congresswoman Moore Criticizing State Voter ID Bill

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTAQ) – Members of Congress usually don’t weigh in on state legislation, but Democrat Gwen Moore held a news conference at her Milwaukee office to criticize the voter ID bill now being debated in Madison. Standing behind her were representatives of civil rights, disability rights, seniors and clergy groups. Moore says she battled […]


Amendments to campaign finance bill

House Republicans have indicated that of the six Democratic amendments to H.R. 359 (now under consideration), only one of these will be seen as germane.

That amendment is from Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), which would ensure that money saved through the bill would be used for deficit reduction. The House indicated just moments ago that it would approve this amendment.

Congresswoman Moore talks on the House Floor about How Health Care Repeal Hurts Women

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House members named to Budget, other committees

The House on Tuesday quickly approved two resolutions that named several members to House committees on the Budget, Foreign Affairs and others.
The Democratic resolution, H.Res. 52, named the following members to the Budget Committee: Reps. Allyson Schwartz (Pa.), Marcy Kaptur (Ohio), Lloyd Doggett (Texas), Earl Blumenauer (Ore.), Betty McCollum (Minn.), John Yarmuth (Ky.), Bill Pascrell (N.J.), Mike Honda (Calif.),


State congressional delegation denounces Arizona spree

Members of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation on Saturday denounced the deadly Arizona shooting spree as a horrific and senseless act of violence.
Some said the shootings that left their colleague, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), critically injured would not stop them from holding similar town hall-style meetings like the one Giffords was having outside a grocery store when she and others


Train proposal scrapped but state won’t have to pay back Feds

MADISON – Governor-elect Scott Walker says Wisconsin will not have to pay back 14-million dollars it spent on the Milwaukee-to-Madison high-speed train project before it was scrapped yesterday.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood pulled $1.2 billion in stimulus rail funds from Wisconsin and Ohio, because their new Republican governors didn’t want them. Thirteen other states will share the money


Congresswoman Moore talks to WTMJ (NBC) about Losing High-Speed Rail Jobs

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Feds Will Pull, Redistribute State’s High-Speed Rail Money

“A month before he’s even been sworn into to office, Governor-elect Walker has lost good jobs for Wisconsinites,” U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore of Milwaukee said in a written statement. “He’s denied our state an opportunity to be part of a new, nationwide transportation system that would have brought economic benefits along with it.”