The House has renewed the Violence Against Women Act. It now faces major hurdles in the Senate.

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The House has renewed the Violence Against Women Act. It now faces major hurdles in the Senate. Vox - A reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has officially passed in the House of Representatives, and now heads to the Senate, where it’s poised to face staunch Republican opposition over the gun control measures it contains. This legislation makes critical changes to VAWA, which w...

Wisconsin delegation split on party line votes on COVID-19 stimulus package

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Wisconsin delegation split on party line votes on COVID-19 stimulus package WISN - The U.S. House of Representatives will vote Wednesday to send President Joe Biden his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan with likely no Republican support. "It's all about governing," Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) said. "When you’re the party in charge, you’re supposed to govern." "This is a great package," she added. "I...

Exclusive: U.S. House Democrats urge Biden to revert to Obama-era Cuba detente

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Exclusive: U.S. House Democrats urge Biden to revert to Obama-era Cuba detente Reuters - Eighty U.S. House of Representatives Democrats urged President Joe Biden on Tuesday to repeal Donald Trump’s “cruel” sanctions on Cuba and renew engagement, an early sign of support in Congress for easing the clamp-down on the Communist-run country. In a letter to Biden seen by Reuters they urged the Democrati...

Election Laws Overhaul Bill Set To Clear the House

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Election Laws Overhaul Bill Set To Clear the House Spectrum News 1 - Democrats’ longstanding legislative priorities outlined in the For the People Act faces its first real test this month. The sweeping reform bill targets voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance, and ethics has support from nearly every Democrat in Congress and backing from the White House. Ahead of the vote...

What is Wisconsin getting from the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package?

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What is Wisconsin getting from the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package? CBS 58 - Representative Gwen Moore, D-WI, said Wisconsin will get $3.2 billion from the federal COVID relief package in addition to hundreds of millions of dollars specifically for larger cities like Milwaukee and Madison. Moore said $1,400 checks could be on the way for most Americans in just a few weeks, and they can’t come s...

Congresswoman Gwen Moore says Trump's acquittal 'sets a dangerous precedent'

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Congresswoman Gwen Moore says Trump's acquittal 'sets a dangerous precedent' CBS 58 - Congresswoman Gwen Moore said former President Donald Trump's acquittal sets a dangerous precedent after the U.S. Senate voted to acquit him in his second impeachment trial on Saturday, Feb. 13. "The evidence is clear: Donald Trump made concerted efforts for months to overturn the results of the election by spout...

Baldwin and Moore seek to diversify maternal health workforce with “Momnibus”

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Baldwin and Moore seek to diversify maternal health workforce with “Momnibus” Wisconsin Examiner - Stating that Wisconsin’s Black maternal and infant mortality rates are “tragically high,” Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) joined forces with Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) to address racial disparities in perinatal health care. The Perinatal Workforce Act is one component of the aptly named Momnibus Act o...

Lawmakers urge IRS to boost outreach about tax credits for low-income Americans

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Lawmakers urge IRS to boost outreach about tax credits for low-income Americans The Hill - A group of more than 50 House members is urging the IRS to use the information it obtained from a stimulus payment-related web tool to increase outreach about two tax credits that benefit low-income families who may not be aware of their eligibility. The IRS last year created a web tool that low-income peopl...

‘A sigh of relief:’ Wisconsin lawmakers react to inauguration of President Biden

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‘A sigh of relief:’ Wisconsin lawmakers react to inauguration of President Biden CBS 58 - One feeling felt by both Democrats and Republicans on Inauguration Day was a sense of change. For Republicans, questions remain of what the future of the party will look like with the departure of former President Donald Trump. For Democrats, Jan. 20 marked a new era for them to try to accomplish policy goals...

Wisconsin congressional delegation split along party lines on historic impeachment vote

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Wisconsin congressional delegation split along party lines on historic impeachment vote CBS 58 – In a historic second impeachment of President Donald Trump, Wisconsin House members were split along party lines in their vote, highlighting the division in the state and country. Democrats Gwen Moore, Mark Pocan and Ron Kind all voted for impeachment, making President Trump the only president to be im...

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