What Congressional Republicans' Snub Of Obama's Budget Really Says

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by Lauren FoxIt is his final budget blueprint, his last chance to put his vision for the future in front of voters and Congress, but Republicans will not even pretend to give President Obama's last budget plan any serious consideration, a brush off that upends decades of decorum on Capitol Hill. For more than four decades, congressional leaders have invited the President's budget director to Capit...

Moore Responds to President Obama's Final State of the Union

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Despite such remarkable economic gains, neither President Obama nor I believe that our work is done. Too many working men and women continue to struggle just to provide the basic necessities for their families. Too many communities of color find themselves underserved and disadvantaged.

Gwen Moore Honors Memorial Day 2015

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By Gwen Moore“As we celebrate Memorial Day and honor our country’s men and women in uniform, let us also recognize the incredible strength and resilience of their families as well. We will never forget their collective sacrifices, nor will we allow them to honor the legacies of their loved ones alone. Across our nation, Americans are thinking and praying for those who gave their lives for our free...

Gwen Moore on President Obama's State of the Union Address

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Americans saw many of their Members of Congress with yellow pencils with them tonight. In the face of the terrorist attack in France, the pencil has become the international symbol in support of free speech. Rather than divide and intimidate us, these vicious attacks have united the international community and prompted a global response in defense of the freedom of expression. I am honored that so many of my congressional colleagues joined me in this tribute to honor those who lost their lives in the pursuit of open ideas and free expression.

Moore, Duffy outline views on Export-Import Bank debate

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By Nicole Duran MOORE, DUFFY OUTLINE VIEWS ON EXPORT-IMPORT BANK DEBATE The latest bane of Tea Party-leaning Republicans is the Export-Import Bank, which helps U.S. companies finance exports. They want to shutter the 80-year-old bank, whose congressional charter expires Sept. 30, saying it's a waste of taxpayer money that picks winners and losers among U.S. companies. If Congress doesn't reauthor...

In tribute to Anna Mae Wilson Robertson

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By Hon. Gwen Moore Mr. Speaker, I rise to congratulate and honor a mother, volunteer and veteran, Anna Mae Wilson Robertson. Mrs. Robertson, a long-time resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will celebrate her 90th birthday with family and friends in 2014. Annie Mae Wilson married John Robertson, who passed away in 1982, and their 33 year union produced 8 children. Mrs. Robertson’s work history inclu...

Decades after helping break mail logjam, vet to be honored

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By Meg Jones Through Anna Mae Robertson's hands passed countless letters to American troops, messages of longing and hope that the recipients would survive the European battlefields and return home. The work began in Birmingham, England, in 1943, when Robertson and the rest of the Women's Army Corps 6888 Central Postal Directory Battalion were assigned to tackle a two-year logjam of mail. Given s...

Finally honored: 90-year-old World War II veteran receives recognition of service

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By Krystle Kacner MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It took decades, but one Milwaukee-based World War II veteran was finally able to receive her recognition of service. Anna Mae Robertson, then Anna Mae Wilson was part of the first African-American all-female battalion deployed overseas during WWII. In 2009, her battalion was recognized in Washington, D.C. — but she was never contacted for the occasion. So her...

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