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  • Trump Attacks Legal US Immigrants with Public Charge Rule Change
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen decrying President Trump’s latest attack on legal immigrants and their children. The full letter is available here. The letter was submitted as a public comment on the Trump Administration’s Proposed Rule, “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds”, which would expand the list of federal programs considered in the public charge determination to include non-cash assistance p... Read more

  • Rep. Moore's Bill Honoring Vel R. Phillips’s Legacy is Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Last week, Congresswoman Gwen Moore’s (WI-04) bill to designate the US Post Office located at 2650 North Doctor Martin Luther King Drive in Milwaukee as the “Vel R. Phillips Post Office Building” was signed into law. Vel Phillips inspired profound activism in the City of Milwaukee. Her movement influenced the congressional fair housing debates and led to the enactment of the Fair Housing Act in 1968. As the first Black official elected to Milwaukee’s Common Council and the first... Read more

  • Rep. Gwen Moore Statement on GOP Power Grab
    Posted in Press Releases on December 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – In response to the Wisconsin State Legislature’s passage of sweeping lame-duck legislation restricting the powers of incoming Democratic Governor Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) released the following statement: “Voters sent Tony Evers and Josh Kaul to Madison with a clear mandate. Their election should have triggered a peaceful transition of power; instead, Wisconsin Republicans have disgraced the state in a midnight legislative sessi... Read more

  • Rep. Moore: “We must improve and expand Social Security”
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Last night, Congresswoman Moore (WI-04) introduced, H.R. 7195, the Social Security Enhancement and Protection Act, which would make key reforms to the Social Security Act to guarantee vulnerable populations have the resources they need to maintain basic living standards and avoid the grips of poverty. “It’s widely understood on both sides of the aisle that Congress needs to improve the fiscal outlook of Social Security. In order to achieve that goal, we have to make the program ... Read more

  • Rep. Moore Introduces Legislation to Stop SSA Office Closures
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – In the wake of this year’s closure of the Mitchell Street SSA field office in Milwaukee, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) introduced H.R. 7146, the Maintain Access to Vital Social Security Services Act of 2018, which would require the Social Security Administration (SSA) to operate a sufficient number of fully staffed field offices, as well as set up a review process for their closure. “The shuttering of Social Security Field Offices, in Milwaukee and across the country, has cre... Read more

  • Rep. Moore Leads Effort to Promote De-Escalation Nationwide
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) introduced H.R. 7142, the National De-Escalation of Violence and Community Safety Training Act, which would establish a program allowing eligible entities such as churches, schools, community colleges, or state and local governments to provide de-escalation training to prevent and reduce violence in our communities. Following the introduction of her bill, Congresswoman Moore released the following statement: “At a time when political, raci... Read more

  • Trump Administration Approves Wisconsin’s Medicaid Work Requirement Waiver
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2018 Contact: Libbie Wilcox, 917-536-6991 Trump Administration Approves Wisconsin’s Medicaid Work Requirement Waiver Milwaukee, WI – Today, in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) approval of Governor Scott Walker’s “BadgerCare Reform” project to impose work requirements on certain Medicaid recipients, Reps. Gwen Moore (WI-04) and Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement with Wisconsin Tribal Nations. “The approval of this... Read more

  • Rep. Moore Holds Walker Accountable for FoodShare Mismanagement
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2018 | Preview rr

    For Immediate Release October 31, 2018 Contact: Libbie Wilcox (917) 536-6991 Rep. Moore Holds Walker Accountable for FoodShare Mismanagement Milwaukee, WI – On Thursday, November 1, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) will join Hunger Task Force to hold Governor Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHS) accountable for failing to comply with federal regulations and causing seniors living in subsidized housing to lose their full monthly FoodShare benefit. This wee... Read more

  • Rep. Moore Calls On Gov. Walker to Restore Seniors’ FoodShare Benefits
    Posted in Press Releases on October 29, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – In response to news that the State of Wisconsin may be denying tens of thousands of the most vulnerable individuals, including seniors and those with disabilities, their full FoodShare benefits, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) wrote to Governor Scott Walker urging him to take immediate action to restore full benefits to seniors and retroactively credit those impacted. Recent administrative and court hearings have found that the Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services ... Read more

  • Statement on Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin – In response to the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) released the following statement: “I am filled with grief for the city of Pittsburgh and the entire Tree of Life congregation. As we mourn this horrific mass shooting, let us lift up the brave first responders who put themselves in harm’s way to save lives. They are true American heroes. “The hatred we have seen today has no place in this country. Our constitution... Read more

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