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  • Steil, Moore urge President Trump to OK federal aid for southeast Wisconsin
    Posted in In the News on February 14, 2020 | Preview rr

    The Journal Times Staff WASHINGTON — Congressman Bryan Steil and Congresswoman Gwen Moore urged President Donald Trump Thursday to approve Gov. Tony Evers’ request for a Major Disaster Declaration for Kenosha, Racine and Milwaukee counties. If approved, Federal Emergency Management Agency aid will be dispersed to the affected counties. Infrastructure along the Lake Michigan shoreline was damaged after a storm on Jan. 11 resulted in about $10 million worth of damages. “We’ve seen the damage firs... Read more

  • Nine U.S. Lawmakers Who Were Once on Food Stamps Ask Trump Not to Shrink Program
    Posted in In the News on February 13, 2020 | Preview rr

    Reuters WASHINGTON — A handful of U.S. lawmakers have a unique argument for asking President Donald Trump not to slash the food stamp program - they themselves once relied on it. The Republican president this week proposed $15 billion in cuts to the $71 billion Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly called food stamps, as part of his $4.8 trillion budget plan. Trump argues that many Americans receiving food stamps do not need them, given the strong economy and low unemployme... Read more

  • Wis. Dems advance pro-union reforms with an eye toward Nov. elections
    Posted in In the News on February 6, 2020 | Preview rr

    Wisconsin Examiner, Allison Stevens UPDATE: The bill passed the House largely along party lines by a vote of 224-194 with all Wisconsin representatives joining with the majority of their party. More on the Thursday night vote can be found here. WASHINGTON — Buried under news about the Iowa caucuses, the president’s State of the Union address and the end of the impeachment trial is an upcoming vote on what could be the most significant labor reform legislation in a generation. The U.S. House bill... Read more

  • Congress is talking about paid family leave. Will they do anything?
    Posted in In the News on January 30, 2020 | Preview rr

    Wisconsin Examiner, Melanie Conklin and Allison Stevens WASHINGTON/MADISON — Democrats and Republicans in Congress seem to agree on expanding access to paid family leave. But they disagree on how to do it. U.S. House lawmakers debated three bills on Capitol Hill this week that would take dramatically different approaches to expanding access to paid leave, with Democrats and Republicans deeply divided on the best approach. Congress is diving into the issue as polls show that most Americans suppor... Read more

  • Congress members team up to push The Crown Act which would ban hair discrimination
    Posted in In the News on January 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    The Grio, Dawn Onley Wisconsin Rep. Gwen Moore has seen discriminatory practices play out in the news, where Black people were asked to cut their hair to attend school or to participate in sporting events or to stay employed, and she is doing something about it. The Democratic congresswoman who represents Wisconsin’s 4th district is teaming up with Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) and roughly three dozen other House Democrats to co-sponsor the CROWN Act, a bill that would ban discrimination based on ... Read more

  • U.S. House votes to crack down on toxic chemicals; Trump threatens veto
    Posted in In the News on January 13, 2020 | Preview rr

    Wisconsin Examiner, Allison Stevens WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Friday to pass a comprehensive legislative package that would crack down on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, a class of chemicals known as PFAS that are said to cause serious health problems. Used in tape, nonstick pans and other everyday substances, PFAS have been linked to cancer, decreased fertility, developmental delays and other conditions and have been found in high concentrations in sources of public drinking water ... Read more

  • Two Milwaukee Children Shot After Throwing Snowballs at Cars, Police Say
    Posted in In the News on January 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    NY Times, Derrick Bryson Taylor The police in Milwaukee were searching for a driver who is accused of shooting two children this weekend after they threw snowballs at passing cars, the authorities said. At about 7:50 p.m. on Saturday, the Milwaukee Police Department responded to a shooting on West Birch Street, the department said in a statement. Officers found a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy suffering from gunshot wounds that were not life-threatening, the statement said. The children... Read more

  • ‘Too many candles:’ Names of 120 read at vigil for 2019 homicide victims in Milwaukee
    Posted in In the News on December 29, 2019 | Preview rr

    Fox 6 News, Bill Miston MILWAUKEE -- A candlelight vigil was held Sunday, Dec. 29 for the homicide victims killed in Milwaukee in 2019. Names of 120 victims were read aloud as a message of love was shared with those who lost someone to violence -- from names more recognizable in all corners of the city, like that of Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner, who was shot and killed in the line of duty in February, to those that might have faded from the minds of the larger public, like that of Ke... Read more

  • House Dems decry Trump’s food stamp cuts: ‘Ebenezer Scrooge would be proud’
    Posted in In the News on December 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    Wisconsin Examiner, Robin Bravender WASHINGTON — The morning after they voted to impeach President Donald Trump, a group of U.S. House Democrats gathered outside of the Agriculture Department’s headquarters to berate the administration for a policy that’s expected to knock about 700,000 people off food stamp benefits nationwide. As about a dozen House lawmakers huddled against the cold, Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) urged those in the crowd to “think about a person that’s hungry today” and “people ... Read more

  • Wisconsin lawmakers weigh-in on House impeachment vote of President Trump
    Posted in In the News on December 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    Fox 6 News, Suzanne Spencer WASHINGTON -- Official votes are still coming in, but most were expected to vote along party lines -- except for one, who wasn't making his stance known initially -- on a night that will be remembered. Wisconsin lawmakers weighed-in on a historic vote. "We're talking about a president who subverted national security by soliciting foreign interference in our election," said Gwen Moore, U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 4th congressional district. "The exact thing our... Read more

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