Moore Statement on FEMA Granting Individual Assistance

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) made the following statement after FEMA amended Milwaukee ‘s disaster declaration following last summer’s flood to include individual assistance:

“When he was here on Labor Day, I spoke to President Obama about how our community is struggling to recover from the flooding and how much we need help.


Progressives rally at Fighting Bob Fest

BARABOO — U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore held a thermos and figuratively poured what she called lies — proposed tax cuts, efforts to repeal health care reform, the “need to take back our country” — into a glass of “poison tea” decorated with a skull.

“Don’t drink the tea, people,” the Democrat from Milwaukee told the crowd Saturday at the ninth


State to receive $7 million to address foreclosed homes

Wisconsin will receive almost $7 million in federal funds for efforts to reduce the neighborhood impact of foreclosed homes, officials said Wednesday.

Nearly $2.7 million of the award is targeted for Milwaukee. The money is intended to help state and local governments acquire, redevelop or demolish foreclosed properties, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


Rep. Gwen Moore Energizes Milwaukee Labor Volunteers

Karen Hickey, Wisconsin AFL-CIO political field communications assistant, sends us this report.

Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) joined more than 150 union members at a recent labor walk in Milwaukee to thank volunteers for their hard work this election. We went door to door to talk with union members in support of Wisconsin State AFL-CIO endorsed candidates Sen. Russ Feingold


Moore helps hundreds of Milwaukee families

Using stimulus money to save hundreds of Milwaukee families from homelessness, Congresswoman Gwen Moore will speak today about how federal funding helped 836 families find a place to live.  Moore  helped secure funding from the stimulus act that was used by community advocates to help decrease the number of evictions.


Moore: GOP doubts ‘birth certificate’

Republicans don’t like that Obama ‘bought his daughter ice cream,’ one ally said Monday. Wisconsin Rep. Gwen Moore warmed up a Democratic crowd for President Obama on Monday by accusing Republicans of criticizing Obama for personal reasons. After rattling off the GOP’s opposition to the health care law, unemployment insurance and jobs legislation, Moore said […]


Moore is right about transit priorities

Much of the e-mail I receive in response to my columns accuses me of being a conservative. Now, that’s a good thing if the e-mail is from a conservative but a bad thing if the e-mail is from a liberal.

I do not subscribe to several major planks of either of the platforms. The proper faction to belong to if


Yes to KRM, but buses first

To quote the Journal Sentinel: The paper “was right – and it was wrong” in its Sept. 3 editorial about my position on the proposed Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee commuter rail line. I support the KRM. In fact, I worked to secure authorization for this project in 2005 when Congress last considered legislation that lays out nationwide transportation priorities for five years. And


Change would ease GI Bill transfers to children

Service members would have more flexibility to share Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits with their children under a House bill introduced on Wednesday.
The bill, HR 5737, would remove a restriction that benefits must be transferred before the child is age 23. It would not change a restriction under which children may use transferred benefits only until age 26.



Facing a tough electorate, president urges party to stay strong

When President Obama told workers Monday at ZBB Energy Corp. that he’s “fighting on all fronts” to get the economy back on track, he could have been talking about his party’s dicey political fortunes as well.

“The worst mistake we could make is to go back to doing what we were doing that got us into