Moore Responds to Questions about Presidential Inauguration

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As a proud Democrat, I want President-elect Trump to see me front and center as he's sworn in. I want him to see exactly what his opposition looks like. When he sees me, I want him to see The Resistance.

U.S. Senates turn to support Great Lakes

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by State Journal Editorial BoardWith a key deadline looming early next month, pension activists in the Teamsters union are turning up the heat to head off government action that will slash the incomes of hundreds of thousands of union retirees who receive benefits from the Central States Pension Fund, and set a dangerous precedent for millions more. The retired union members are…

A Member of Congress Issued a Warning to the World Bank: Stop Privatizing Water

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by Jesse BraggAround the globe, people’s access to water is being threatened every day by one of the most powerful institutions on the globe—the World Bank. Under the guise of development, the World Bank and its investment arm, the International Finance Corporation, invest hundreds of millions in water privatization schemes that reduce access to water, increase costs and have…

Top Congresswoman Questions Public-Private Water Deals

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by Sara JeromeA key congressional leader is sounding alarm bells about the repercussions of public-private partnerships in the water sector. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-WI, the top Democrat on the House monetary policy subcommittee, is concerned with the World Bank’s endorsement of public-private partnerships in water service. In particular, she is questioning a 1997 deal that…

Privatising water a conflict of interest

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by Katy Daigle and Teresa Cerojano Manila - In a bustling, densely populated corner of Manila, fruit vendor Coring Gutierrez reads $35 due from her latest water bill, more than triple what her family of six paid 15 years ago. “As long as we get water,” she sighs, reflecting the relief many of the Philippine capital region's nearly 12 million residents feel about…

Ambode asked to reject •toxic water scheme

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by Ogechi EkeanyanwuThe Environmental Rights Organisation/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has asked Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, to publicly shun the public private partnership (PPP) water scheme “promoted” by the World Bank. In a statement, Akinbode Oluwafemi, ERA/FoEN’s deputy director, described the world bank’s privatisation initiative…

Lagos Water Privatization: US lawmaker condemns World Banks role

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by Ben Ezeamalu A United States lawmaker has raised concerns over the World Bank’s role in funding and promoting water privatization across‎ the world. Gwen Moore (Representative, Wisconsin‎) in a letter to the World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, stated that the Bank’s lending arm, the International Finance Corporation, had not adequately monitored the…

Senate nears deal on tax extenders

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by Eric WolffDem calls for pause in overseas water privatization financing: Rep. Gwen Moore, the top Democrat on the Financial Services Committee subpanel overseeing monetary policy and trade, is asking the World Bank to temporarily halt funding for water privatization abroad. She wants the International Finance Corp., a part of the bank, to wait until an independent investigation…

World Bank May Be Spreading The Scourge That Fed Flint Water Crisis

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by Laura Barron-LopezWASHINGTON — Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) is calling out the World Bank’s investment in global water resources, alleging conflicts of interest similar to those that removed Flint, Michigan, from managing its own water.  Moore, ranking member on the House Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee, on Tuesday condemned the World Bank’s funding and…

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