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|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = January 3, 2005-present
 
|Tenure = January 3, 2005-present
|Term ends = January 3, 2013
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|Term ends = January 3, 2015
 
|Assumed office = 2005
 
|Assumed office = 2005
 
|Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
|Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
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|Predecessor = Jerry Kleczka (R)
 
|Leadership = President Pro Tempore of the [[Wisconsin State Senate]]
 
|Leadership = President Pro Tempore of the [[Wisconsin State Senate]]
 
|Years leadership = 1997-1998
 
|Years leadership = 1997-1998
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|Base salary = $174,000/year
 
|Per diem =
 
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|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election = November 2, 2010
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|Last election = [[Wisconsin's 4th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Cost per vote 2012 = $3.44
 
|Appointed =
 
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|First elected = November 2, 2004
 
|First elected = November 2, 2004
 
|Term limits =
 
|Term limits =
|Next election = November 6, 2012
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|Next election = [[Wisconsin's 4th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
|Prior office = [[Wisconsin State Senate]]
 
|Prior office = [[Wisconsin State Senate]]
 
|Prior office years = 1993-2003
 
|Prior office years = 1993-2003
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|Place of birth = Racine, Wisconsin
 
|Place of birth = Racine, Wisconsin
 
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|Office website = http://gwenmoore.house.gov
 
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{{tnr}}'''Gwendolynne S. "Gwen" Moore''' (b. April 18, 1951) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Wisconsin]]. Moore represents [[Wisconsin's 4th congressional district]] and was first elected to the House in 2004. She was re-elected in 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Gwendolynne S. "Gwen" Moore''' (b. April 18, 1951, in Racine, Wisconsin) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Wisconsin]]. Moore represents [[Wisconsin's 4th congressional district]] and was first elected to the House in 2004. She was re-elected in 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref>
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Moore is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-left Democrat]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/gwen_moore/400661 ''Gov Track'' "Moore" Accessed May 17, 2012]</ref>
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Prior to her election to the U.S. House, Moore served in the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]] and the [[Wisconsin State Senate]].<ref name=bio>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M001160 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress," Accessed November 19, 2011]</ref>
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{{Introanalysis
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|Party=Democratic
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|Rating=Reliable
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|Pronoun=she
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|Fullname=Gwen Moore
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|Lastname=Moore
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
After earning her bachelor's degree from Marquette University in 1978, Moore became a housing officer for the [[Wisconsin]] Housing Development Authority.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M001160 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress," Accessed November 19, 2011]</ref>
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After earning her bachelor's degree from Marquette University in 1978, Moore became a housing officer for the [[Wisconsin]] Housing Development Authority.<ref name=bio>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M001160 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress," Accessed November 19, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Moore's academic, professional and political career:<ref name=bio>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M001160 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress," Accessed November 19, 2011]</ref>
 
*2005-present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[Wisconsin's 4th congressional district]]
 
*2005-present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[Wisconsin's 4th congressional district]]
 
*1993-2003: [[Wisconsin State Senate]]
 
*1993-2003: [[Wisconsin State Senate]]
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
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====2013-2014====
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Moore serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget|Committee on Budget]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services|Committee on Financial Services]]
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**Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
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**Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade
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====2011-12====
 
====2011-12====
Moore is a member of the following House committees:<ref>[http://gwenmoore.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=385&Itemid=23 ''Official House website'' "Committee Assignments," Accessed November 19, 2011]</ref>
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Moore was a member of the following House committees:<ref>[http://gwenmoore.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=385&Itemid=23 ''Official House website'' "Committee Assignments," Accessed November 19, 2011]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services|Committee on Financial Services]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services|Committee on Financial Services]]
 
**International Monetary Policy Subcommittee
 
**International Monetary Policy Subcommittee
 
**Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises
 
**Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget|Committee on Budget]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget|Committee on Budget]]
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==Issues==
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===Legislative actions===
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====113th Congress====
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{{113thVotes
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|Total=4315
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|Date=August 1, 2013
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|Ref=<ref>[http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/Resumes/current.pdf ''Congressional Record,'' "Resume of Congressional Activity," August 1, 2013]</ref>
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====National security====
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=====National Defense Authorization Act=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Moore voted against HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45512#.UjdO8j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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=====Department of Homeland Security Appropriations=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Moore voted against HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44545#.UjdO9j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
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{{Neutral vote}} Moore did not vote on House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44088#.Ul7hdxCMLQM ''Project Vote Smart,'' "H Amdt 69 - Requires Threat Assessment of Pipeline Vulnerabilities to a Terrorist Attack - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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=====Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Moore voted against HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Economy====
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=====Farm Bill=====
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: ''See also: [[United States Farm Bill 2013]]''
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{{Oppose vote}} Moore voted against the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013.  The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45613#.Ul7hvBCMLQM ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 2642 - Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 - Voting Record," accessed October 14, 2013]</ref>  The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/us/politics/house-bill-would-split-farm-and-food-stamp-programs.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0 ''New York Times'', "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps", accessed September 17, 2013]</ref>
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====Immigration====
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=====Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Moore voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress,'' "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44693#.UjdQYz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Healthcare====
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=====Health Care Reform Rules=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Moore voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45799#.UjdQtz9-q1c ''Project Votesmart,'' "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Social issues====
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=====Abortion=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Moore voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45098#.UjdRJz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Previous congressional sessions====
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=====Fiscal Cliff=====
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{{Support vote}}
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Moore voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  She was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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::''See Also: [[Wisconsin's 4th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
::''See Also: [[Wisconsin's 4th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
Moore ran for re-election in 2012. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary and faced Republican [[Dan Sebring]] and Independent [[Robert Raymond]] in the November general election.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/candidates_registered_for_8_14_2012_primary_update_18061.PDF ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'' "Candidates registered by office," Accessed June 10, 2012]</ref>
 
Moore ran for re-election in 2012. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary and faced Republican [[Dan Sebring]] and Independent [[Robert Raymond]] in the November general election.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/candidates_registered_for_8_14_2012_primary_update_18061.PDF ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'' "Candidates registered by office," Accessed June 10, 2012]</ref>
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===2010===
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===Full history===
On November 2, 2010, Moore won re-election to the [[U.S. House of Representatives]], defeating Dan Sebring ([[Republican|R]]) and Eddie Ahmad Ayyash (Coalition on Government Reform).<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
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|Name = Gwen Moore
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<big>'''2010'''</big>
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<big>'''2008'''</big>
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<big>'''2006'''</big>
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<big>'''2004'''</big>
  
{{Election box 2010
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|Chamber=U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Wisconsin, Congressional District 4
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|party1=Democratic
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|party2=Republican
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|party3=Independent
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|winner1 = Gwen Moore
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Dan Sebring
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|candidate3 = Eddie Ahmad Ayyash
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|votes1 = 143559
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|votes2 = 61543
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|votes3 = 2802
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}}
 
}}
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2012===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the 2012 elections season. Below are Moore's reports.
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|Name=Moore
 
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|Editdate=April 18, 2013
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|year=2004
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00026914&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Career Fundraising for Gwen Moore," Accessed April 18, 2013]</ref>
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|party=Democratic
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|totalraised2012=823446
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=US House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 4th congressional district{{!}}District 4]])
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|totalraised2010=603253
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=US House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 4th congressional district{{!}}District 4]])
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|totalraised2008=546188
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|result2008=Won
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|office2008=US House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 4th congressional district{{!}}District 4]])
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|totalraised2006=565396
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|result2006=Won
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|office2006=US House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 4th congressional district{{!}}District 4]])
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|totalraised2004=1086216
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|result2004=Won
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|office2004=US House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 4th congressional district{{!}}District 4]])
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===2014===
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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Moore's reports.<ref>[http://www.fec.gov/fecviewer/CandidateCommitteeDetail.do#3 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Moore 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 25, 2013]</ref>
 
{{Campaign finance reports
 
{{Campaign finance reports
 
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|Name = Gwen Moore
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|Name =Gwen Moore (2014)
 
|Political Party =Democratic
 
|Political Party =Democratic
|Report 1 =April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/112/12951431112/12951431112.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', "Gwen Moore's April Quarterly Report," Accessed October 11, 2012]</ref>
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|Report 1 =April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/998/13961613998/13961613998.pdf ''FEC'' "April Quarterly," Accessed July 25, 2013]</ref>
|Date 1 =April 15, 2012
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|Date 1 =4/15/2013
|Beginning Balance 1 =44340.55
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|Beginning Balance 1 =28111.64
|Total Contributions 1 =79656.43
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|Total Contributions 1 = 125616.74
|Expenditures 1=74029.07
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|Expenditures 1=88912.18
|Cash on Hand 1 =49967.91
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|Cash on Hand 1 =54816.20
|Report 2 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/695/12971437695/12971437695.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', "Gwen Moore's July Quarterly Report," Accessed October 11, 2012]</ref>
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|Report 2 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/778/13964072778/13964072778.pdf ''FEC'' "July Quarterly," Accessed July 25, 2013]</ref>
|Date 2 =July 15, 2012
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|Date 2 =7/15/2013
|Beginning Balance 2 =49967.91
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|Beginning Balance 2 =64816.20
|Total Contributions 2 =157087.73
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|Total Contributions 2 =156789.83
|Expenditures 2=109510.34
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|Expenditures 2=115875.82
|Cash on Hand 2 =97545.30
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|Cash on Hand 2 =105730.21
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|}}
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===2012===
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[[File:Moore 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Moore's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Moore won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Moore's campaign committee raised a total of $823,446 and spent $810,326.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00026914&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Moore Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 23, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Moore spent $3.44 per vote received in 2012.
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{{Congress donor box 2012
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, Wisconsin, 4th District
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised =  $823,446
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|total spent = $810,326
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|opponent raised = $40,052
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|opponent spent = $40,002
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|org1 = Natl Assn/Insurance & Financial Advisors
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|org2 = United Auto Workers
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|org3 = JStreetPAC
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|org4 = American Assn for Justice
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|org5 = American Federation of Teachers
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|orgdonor1 = $15,000
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|orgdonor2 = $15,000
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|orgdonor3 = $12,250
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|orgdonor4 = $10,000
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|orgdonor5 = $10,000
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|ind1 = Insurance
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|ind2 = Securities & Investment
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|ind3 = Public Sector Unions
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|ind4 = Industrial Unions
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|ind5 = Commercial Banks
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|inddonor1 = $106,850
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|inddonor2 = $66,900
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|inddonor3 = $49,250
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|inddonor4 = $43,500
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|inddonor5 = $41,500
 
|}}
 
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
===Congressional Staff Salaries===
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400661_Gwen_Moore ''OpenCongress,'' "Gwen Moore," Accessed August 6, 2013]</ref>
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{{col-begin}}
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{{col-break}}
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Moore most often votes with:
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*{{bluedot}} [[Mark Pocan]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Chris Gibson]]
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Moore least often votes with:
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*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Randy Weber]]
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{{col-end}}
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===Ideology and leadership===
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Moore is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-left Democrat]]," as of June 26, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/gwen_moore/400661 ''Gov Track'' "Gwen Moore," Accessed June 26, 2013]</ref>
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===Lifetime voting record===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Moore missed 307 of 6,447 roll call votes from January 2005 to April 2013.  This amounts to 4.8%, which is worse than the median of 2.1% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/gwen_moore/400661 ''GovTrack,'' "Moore," Accessed April 11, 2013]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Moore paid her congressional staff a total of $1,086,588 in 2011.  Overall, [[Wisconsin]] ranks 32nd in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/385/Rep_Gwen_Moore.html ''LegiStorm'' "Gwen Moore," Accessed September 7, 2012]</ref>
 
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Moore paid her congressional staff a total of $1,086,588 in 2011.  Overall, [[Wisconsin]] ranks 32nd in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/385/Rep_Gwen_Moore.html ''LegiStorm'' "Gwen Moore," Accessed September 7, 2012]</ref>
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===Net worth===
 
===Net worth===
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Moore's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $0 and $0. That averages to $0, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. Her average net worth decreased by 100% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00026914&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Moore (D-WI), 2011"]</ref>
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====2010====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Moore's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $5,005 to $75,000. That averages to $40,002.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00026914&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Gwen Moore (D-Wis), 2010," Accessed September 7, 2012]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
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====2012====
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.  Moore ranked 52nd in the liberal rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013]</ref>
  
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Moore's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $5,005 to $75,000. That averages to $40,002.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00026914&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Gwen Moore (D-Wis), 2010," Accessed September 7, 2012]</ref>
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====2011====
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.  Moore was 1 of 4 members of congress who ranked 30th in the liberal rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Political positions===
 
===Political positions===
====Percentage voting with party====
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====Voting with party====
=====November 2011=====
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=====2013=====
 
{{Congress vote percent
 
{{Congress vote percent
 
|name=Moore
 
|name=Moore
 
|party=Democratic
 
|party=Democratic
|percent=91.7%
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|percent=96%
|rank=122
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|rank=36th
|total=192
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|total=201
 
|chamber=House
 
|chamber=House
|year=November 2011
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|year=June 2013
 
|DHouse=Y
 
|DHouse=Y
 
}}
 
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Gwen Moore
Gwen Moore.jpg
U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 4
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2005-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorJerry Kleczka (R)
Leadership
President Pro Tempore of the Wisconsin State Senate
1997-1998
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$3.44 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wisconsin State Senate
1993-2003
Wisconsin State Assembly
1989-1992
Education
High schoolNorthern Division High School, Wisconsin
Bachelor'sMarquette University
Personal
BirthdayApril 18, 1951
Place of birthRacine, Wisconsin
Net worth$0
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Gwendolynne S. "Gwen" Moore (b. April 18, 1951, in Racine, Wisconsin) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Wisconsin. Moore represents Wisconsin's 4th congressional district and was first elected to the House in 2004. She was re-elected in 2012.[1]

Prior to her election to the U.S. House, Moore served in the Wisconsin State Assembly and the Wisconsin State Senate.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Moore is one of the most reliable Democratic votes, meaning she can be considered a safe vote for the Democratic Party in Congress.

Biography

After earning her bachelor's degree from Marquette University in 1978, Moore became a housing officer for the Wisconsin Housing Development Authority.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Moore's academic, professional and political career:[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Moore serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-12

Moore was a member of the following House committees:[4]

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[5] For more information pertaining to Moore's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[6]

National security

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "No" Moore voted against HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[7]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "No" Moore voted against HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[8]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Neutral/Abstain Moore did not vote on House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[9]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "No" Moore voted against HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

Economy

Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Voted "No" Moore voted against the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[11] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[12]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "No" Moore voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[13] The vote largely followed party lines.[14]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "No" Moore voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[15]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" Moore voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[16]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Moore voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[17]

Elections

2012

See Also: Wisconsin's 4th congressional district elections, 2012

Moore ran for re-election in 2012. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary and faced Republican Dan Sebring and Independent Robert Raymond in the November general election.[18]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGwen Moore Incumbent 72.2% 235,257
     Republican Dan Sebring 24.8% 80,787
     Independent Robert Raymond 2.8% 9,277
     Miscellaneous N/A 0.1% 467
Total Votes 325,788
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Moore is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Moore raised a total of $3,624,499 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 18, 2013.[23]

Gwen Moore's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Wisconsin, District 4) Won $823,446
2010 US House (Wisconsin, District 4) Won $603,253
2008 US House (Wisconsin, District 4) Won $546,188
2006 US House (Wisconsin, District 4) Won $565,396
2004 US House (Wisconsin, District 4) Won $1,086,216
Grand Total Raised $3,624,499

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Moore's reports.[24]

Gwen Moore (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[25]4/15/2013$28,111.64$125,616.74$(88,912.18)$54,816.20
July Quarterly[26]7/15/2013$64,816.20$156,789.83$(115,875.82)$105,730.21
Running totals
$282,406.57$(204,788)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Moore's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Moore won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Moore's campaign committee raised a total of $823,446 and spent $810,326.[27]

Cost per vote

Moore spent $3.44 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Moore's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

More won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Moore's campaign committee raised a total of $603,253 and spent $623,775.[28]

U.S. House of Representatives, Wisconsin, 4th District, 2010 - Gwen Moore Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $603,253
Total Spent $623,775
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $45,607
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $45,695
Top contributors to Gwen Moore's campaign committee
Credit Union National Assn$12,000
Finmeccanica SpA$10,250
American Assn for Justice$10,000
American Federation of Teachers$10,000
American Postal Workers Union$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Insurance$88,000
Building Trade Unions$42,500
Public Sector Unions$41,000
Industrial Unions$34,750
Commercial Banks$32,250

Analysis

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[29]

Moore most often votes with:

Moore least often votes with:

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Moore is a "far-left Democrat," as of June 26, 2013.[30]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Moore missed 307 of 6,447 roll call votes from January 2005 to April 2013. This amounts to 4.8%, which is worse than the median of 2.1% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.[31]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Moore paid her congressional staff a total of $1,086,588 in 2011. Overall, Wisconsin ranks 32nd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[32]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Moore's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $0 and $0. That averages to $0, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. Her average net worth decreased by 100% from 2010.[33]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Moore's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $5,005 to $75,000. That averages to $40,002.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[34]

National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Moore ranked 52nd in the liberal rankings in 2012.[35]

2011

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Moore was 1 of 4 members of congress who ranked 30th in the liberal rankings.[36]

Political positions

Voting with party

2013

Moore voted with the Democratic Party 96% of the time, which ranked 36th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[37]

Personal

Moore raised her first child while a single mother in college.[2] She has three children and three grandchildren.[38]

Recent news

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External links

References

  1. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress," Accessed November 19, 2011
  3. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  4. Official House website "Committee Assignments," Accessed November 19, 2011
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 69 - Requires Threat Assessment of Pipeline Vulnerabilities to a Terrorist Attack - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2642 - Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 - Voting Record," accessed October 14, 2013
  12. New York Times, "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps", accessed September 17, 2013
  13. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  14. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  15. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  16. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  17. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  18. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Candidates registered by office," Accessed June 10, 2012
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  23. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Gwen Moore," Accessed April 18, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission "Moore 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 25, 2013
  25. FEC "April Quarterly," Accessed July 25, 2013
  26. FEC "July Quarterly," Accessed July 25, 2013
  27. Open Secrets "Moore Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 23, 2013
  28. Open Secrets "Gwen Moore 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 19, 2011
  29. OpenCongress, "Gwen Moore," Accessed August 6, 2013
  30. Gov Track "Gwen Moore," Accessed June 26, 2013
  31. GovTrack, "Moore," Accessed April 11, 2013
  32. LegiStorm "Gwen Moore," Accessed September 7, 2012
  33. OpenSecrets.org, "Moore (D-WI), 2011"
  34. OpenSecrets.org, "Gwen Moore (D-Wis), 2010," Accessed September 7, 2012
  35. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  36. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  37. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  38. House website "Biography," Accessed July 29, 2013
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Preceded by
Jerry Kleczka
U.S. House of Representatives - Wisconsin, District 4
2005-Present
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Wisconsin State Senate
1993-2003
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