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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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{{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 Vote Smart'', "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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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 primaryAugust 12, 2014
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] She is running for re-election in 2014.

Prior to her election to the U.S. House, Moore served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1989 to 1992 and the Wisconsin State Senate from 1993 to 2003.[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][4]

2011-2012

Moore served on the following House committees:[5]

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 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Moore's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

NDAA

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.[8]

DHS 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.[9]

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.[10]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Moore voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). 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.[11]

Economy

Farm bill

Nay3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, known as the Farm Bill.[12] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill provides for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[13][14] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[14] Moore voted with 102 other Democratic representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[15][16] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[16] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[17] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Moore joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[15][16]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[18] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[19] Moore voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[20]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[21] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Moore voted for HR 2775.[22]

Immigration

Morton Memos 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.[23] The vote largely followed party lines.[24]

Healthcare

Healthcare 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.[25]

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.[26]

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.[27]

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Moore is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Wisconsin's 4th District. Moore is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

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 defeated Republican Dan Sebring and Independent Robert Raymond in the November 6, 2012, general election.[28]

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.[33]

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.[34]

Gwen Moore (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[35]April 15, 2013$28,111.64$125,616.74$(88,912.18)$54,816.20
July Quarterly[36]July 15, 2013$64,816.20$156,789.83$(115,875.82)$105,730.21
October Quarterly[37]October 15, 2013$105,730.21$92,939.95$(116,689.26)$81,980.90
Year-end[38]January 31, 2014$81,980$89,098$(115,318)$55,760
April Quarterly[39]April 15, 2014$54,760.82$129,496.79$(112,260.91)$71,996.70
Running totals
$593,941.31$(549,056.17)

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.[40]

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.[41]

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.[42]

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.[43]

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.[44]

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.[45]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2012

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Moore's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $0 to $0. That averages to $0, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Moore ranked as the 411th most wealthy representative in 2012.[46]

Gwen Moore Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2012$0
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

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.[47]

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.[48]

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.[49]

Personal

Moore raised her first child while a single mother in college.[2] She has three children and three grandchildren.[50]

Recent news

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See also

External links

References

  1. Politico, "2012 House Race Results," accessed November 6, 2012
  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," accessed March 3, 2013
  4. U.S. House of Representatives, "Committee assignments," accessed March 31, 2014
  5. Official House website, "Committee Assignments," accessed November 19, 2011
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 69 - Requires Threat Assessment of Pipeline Vulnerabilities to a Terrorist Attack - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  13. Politico, "House clears Farm Bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 New York Times, "Senate passes long-stalled Farm Bill, with clear winners and losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  15. 15.0 15.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  17. Roll Call, "House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  18. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  19. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  20. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  21. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  22. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  23. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  24. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  25. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  26. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  27. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  28. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Candidates registered by office," accessed June 10, 2012
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  31. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  32. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  33. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Gwen Moore," accessed April 18, 2013
  34. Federal Election Commission, "Moore 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 25, 2013
  35. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  36. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  37. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  38. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed February 19, 2014
  39. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 18, 2014
  40. Open Secrets, "Moore Campaign Contributions," accessed February 23, 2013
  41. Open Secrets, "Gwen Moore 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 19, 2011
  42. OpenCongress, "Gwen Moore," accessed August 6, 2013
  43. GovTrack, "Gwen Moore," accessed June 26, 2013
  44. GovTrack, "Moore," accessed April 11, 2013
  45. LegiStorm "Gwen Moore," accessed September 7, 2012
  46. OpenSecrets, "Moore, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014
  47. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  48. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  49. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  50. 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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Wisconsin State Assembly
1989-1992
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