U.S. Rep. Moore Dismayed with GOP Move to Block POTUS’ Budget Hearing
In response to President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request to Congress, Congresswoman Gwen Moore released the following statement
“I commend President Barack Obama for putting forth a budget that prioritizes working and middle class families. I especially applaud his commitment to improving the lives of impoverished Americans. By modernizing the unemployment insurance safety net and proposing to strengthen the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, this budget reflects our values as a nation to help those in need. Our country demands a bold plan for the future and I truly believe the president’s proposed budget speaks to that call.
“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. But the president’s budget is also notable for an unfortunate reason. Last week, before the budget was even printed, my Republicans Budget Committee colleagues announced they would reject it and deprive President Obama of a hearing on his budget request. This is the first time in the Budget Committee’s history that such a hearing was denied to a sitting president.
“When I initially envisioned the 114th Congress making history, I hoped it would be attributed to our efforts to end gender and racial inequality and to help struggling Americans escape poverty. But thanks to our Republican counterparts, I fear the 114th Congress will now be remembered for its unprecedented disrespect toward our nation’s Commander and Chief and its embarrassing inability to govern. Needless to say, I share my constituents’ frustration over such petty partisanship.”
Press Releases by Gwen Moore - Page 2
"This savage act was carried out in an effort to intimidate and terrify our LGBT brothers and sisters."
Today, Congresswoman Moore released the following statement
In response to this news, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) released the following statement
In response to the disturbing video showing a violent altercation between a student and a Milwaukee Public School teacher’s aide, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) released the following statement
“No one should have to live in fear because of the color of their skin or where they were born.”
"Sadly, these discriminatory efforts by my conservative colleagues signify an ongoing campaign to cater to the most extreme wing of the Republican Party and fan the flames of dangerous anti-immigrant hostility."
Congresswoman Moore collaborated with numerous local and national organizations to develop this legislation.
In response to threats by Senate Republicans to block emergency relief for the citizens of Flint, Michigan, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) released the following statement
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“I applaud the president for taking steps within his executive authority to stand against the powerful gun lobby and the right-wing ideologues they support.”
In response to the passage of the FY 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill in the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) released the following statement:
In response to the U.S. Department of Justice’s announcement that it will launch a collaborative reform initiative with the Milwaukee Police Department, Congresswoman Moore released the following statement: