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  • Delegation Led by Co-Chairman Wicker Demonstrates U.S. Commitment to Countering Kremlin Aggression and Preserving Stability in Europe
    Posted in In the News on July 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    ACCESSWIRE From July 4 to July 8, Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman Sen. Roger Wicker (MS) led the largest bipartisan, bicameral U.S. delegation in history to the 2019 OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA) Annual Session in Luxembourg. The participation of 19 members of Congress showed the deep U.S. commitment to European security and to countering Kremlin aggression and anti-democratic trends across the 57-country OSCE region. “The size of our delegation for this Parliamentary Assembly is a clear... Read more

  • Democrats rush to support Pelosi amid fight with Ocasio-Cortez
    Posted in In the News on July 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    Mike Lillis and Cristina Marcos The Hill A growing number of progressive House Democrats, frustrated with an ongoing spat between Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D), are taking the freshman New Yorker to task for accusing Pelosi of treating minority women unfairly. The critics say Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, crossed a line when she accused Pelosi of putting a target on “newly elected women of color” for their far-left policy posi... Read more

  • Bipartisan congressional delegation visits CEU
    Posted in In the News on July 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    Budapest Business Journal Led by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Democrat Senator Ben Cardin, a group of United States congressmen and women met today with representatives of the Central European University (CEU) led by President and Rector Michael Ignatieff, in the latterʼs office, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal. “For two years CEU has sought a solution that would allow us to remain as an American institution in Hungary, but with no result,” Ignatieff s... Read more

  • Ajit Pai's Silence on Phone Tracking Abuse Is Further Eroding Faith in His Competence
    Posted in In the News on June 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    Dell Cameron Gizmodo The Federal Communication Commission’s investigation into the unauthorized sale of Americans’ location data is now in its second year and still, no one outside of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s office knows a thing about it. On Capitol Hill, faith in his ability to properly handle these apparent violations has reached an all-time low. On Wednesday, Congresswoman Lori Trahan attached a small amendment to an appropriations bill simply to highlight Pai’s inaction, on what many lawmake... Read more

  • Wisconsin Congresswoman introduces bill to reimburse doulas and midwives
    Posted in In the News on June 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    Tia Johnson WEAU 13 News New mom Crystal Dubey is looking forward to a new bill being presented to Congress. It's called the "Mamas First Act," and it's a way Wisconsin Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) hopes to improve access to health care for mothers and their babies. The bill will use Medicaid to reimburse midwives and doulas. Dubey said she can't imagine her pregnancy without her husband, Dan, and her doula, Emily. "She got to know our hopes, our dreams, our fears," Dubey said. "She g... Read more

  • Rep. Gwen Moore hears out constituents during listening session
    Posted in In the News on June 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Shirley Descorbeth CBS 58 Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D) heard from constituents in the 4th District. She held a listening session at the North Shore Library in Glendale. Milwaukee County voters packed the room to have their voices heard on a wide array of issues. Regarding national topics, some had questions about border security and tariffs. Overnight, President Donald Trump called off plans to impose them on Mexico, if they agreed to tighten their border. "I don't know what kind of deal was mad... Read more

  • Mamas First Act introduced by Wisconsin Congresswoman
    Posted in In the News on June 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    Sarah McGrew WAOW News Representative Gwen Moore introduced the Mamas First Act, hoping to see improved access to health care for mothers and their babies. The bill would utilize medicaid to reimburse doulas and midwives across the country. Representative Moore said increased access to these health care professionals will especially help women of color and women living in rural areas. “We want to allow all communities to access prenatal and postnatal services,” Moore said. “Doulas would be right... Read more

  • Rep. Gwen Moore's 'Mamas First Act' Looks To Stop Infant, Mother Deaths In Low-Income Communities
    Posted in In the News on June 6, 2019 | Preview rr

    Elizabeth Dohms Wisconsin Public Radio U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Miwaukee, says legislation is needed to help reduce the number of black women and their children who die during or after childbirth. It's a problem that occurs at a dispproportionally higher rate compared to white women in Wisconsin. Moore's Mamas First Act, introduced last month, would use Medicaid coverage to provide more access to doulas and midwives around the country. In an interview with Rob Ferrett of WPR's "Central Time," Moo... Read more

  • Congresswoman Gwen Moore Announces H.R. 2751 Mamas First Act to Provide Coverage for Doulas and Midwives
    Posted in In the News on June 1, 2019 | Preview rr

    Nyesha Stone The Madison Times Wisconsin’s black babies are dying at a faster rate compared to whites. Wisconsin has the highest gap between Black and white babies, according to CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. In 2013 through 2015, Wisconsin had the highest infant mortality rate for infants born to Black women in the nation at 14.3 deaths per 1,000 babies. These numbers are alarming and a cry for help, so U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore created legislation to increase care. Under the bill H.R.... Read more

  • Memorial Day ceremony at Wood National Cemetery is an ‘important day of remembrance’ for the fallen
    Posted in In the News on May 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    Cassidy Williams Fox6Now On Monday, May 27, a large crowd gathered at Wood National Cemetery to honor the fallen. The community was invited to a Memorial Day ceremony hosted by the Milwaukee VA Medical Center to remember those buried there. "It's a very somber day for me," said John Ziegler, VFW Post 9469. "It's kind of hard." As groups lined up to place their wreaths one by one at Wood National Cemetery, Ziegler waited his turn. "We have to honor our heroes. If it wasn't for them, we wouldn't h... Read more

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