Moore and Lee Oppose Use of Political Stunts to Attack Social Programs

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Both Congresswoman Lee and I were once recipients of the very social services that are currently being targeted by our Republican colleagues. Our distinct perspectives and firsthand experiences with these vital public assistance programs add unique and empathetic voices to a debate overpowered by crass sentiments and hostile attitudes.

Moore Dismayed with GOP Move to Block President's Budget Hearing

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With an emphasis on combating the threat posed by ISIL, addressing international health concerns, and focusing on the growing problem of climate change, President Obama's budget proposal is historic both in terms of the bold initiatives it undertakes and its global scope.

Moore Expresses Concern Over Abuse Allegations at Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake School

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I fear that, without swift intervention, these inmates are at serious risk of becoming another faceless member of our seemingly endless school-to-prison pipeline. I am determined to fulfill our promise to help these youth become productive and successful members of our society.

Blumenthal, Moore Join Advocates to Call on Congress to Increase Protections for Domestic Violence Victims

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As we continue our national dialogue regarding how we can collectively address the rash of mass shootings in our country, we cannot overlook how pervasive gun violence is to our local communities, especially to women, said Congresswoman Moore. "My bill – the Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Act – encourages states to implement strong firearm enforcement policies and empowers law enforcement officials to remove a gun from a dangerous domestic violence situation. One of the most dangerous times for a victim of domestic violence is right after the victim tries to leave. With this critical legislation, we can help support and protect these brave survivors when they are at their most vulnerable."

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.

House Passes Critical Housing Assistance for Native Americans

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The passage of the Native American Housing and Self-Determination Act Reauthorization of 2014 (NAHASDA) is a victory for our proud Native American brothers and sisters and for those committed to making America a more prosperous and equitable place to call home. I am proud of my Democratic and Republican colleagues for uniting behind our shared goal of strengthening Native American communities through tribal housing.

Wisconsin Dems press Gov. Walker on drug testing for welfare benefits

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By Cristina Marcos Wisconsin Democratic Reps. Mark Pocan and Gwen Moore slammed Gov. Scott Walker's proposal that welfare beneficiaries undergo drug testing. "It is time Governor Scott Walker stop blaming the poor for being poor," Pocan said in a statement. "Before coming up with new, costly, and ineffective policies, Governor Walker needs to first explain to Wisconsin taxpayers how he intends to...

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