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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|WI]]) 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.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'', "2012 House Race Results," accessed November 6, 2012]</ref> Moore won re-election in 2014. Moore defeated former state Sen. [[Gary George]] in the [[Democratic]] primary.<ref name=apwi>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/WI_US_House_0812.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Wisconsin - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 12, 2014]</ref>
  
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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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.<ref name=bio>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M001160 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'', "Gwen Moore," accessed November 19, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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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 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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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/>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
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>
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Moore's political career:<ref name=bio/>
*2005-present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[Wisconsin's 4th congressional district]]
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*2005-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[Wisconsin's 4th Congressional District]]
 
*1993-2003: [[Wisconsin State Senate]]
 
*1993-2003: [[Wisconsin State Senate]]
 
**1997-1998: President Pro Tempore of the [[Wisconsin State Senate]]
 
**1997-1998: President Pro Tempore of the [[Wisconsin State Senate]]
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===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
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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Moore serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives'', "Committee assignments," accessed March 31, 2014]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget|Committee on Budget]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget|Committee on Budget]]
 
*[[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]]
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**Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade
 
**Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade
  
====2011-12====
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====2011-2012====
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>
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Moore served on the following House committees:<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/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]]
==Issues==
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===Specific votes===
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==Key votes==
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===113th Congress===
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====National security====
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=====NDAA=====
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{{Nay 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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=====DHS Appropriations=====
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{{Nay vote}} Moore voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) 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 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) 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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=====CISPA (2013)=====
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{{Nay vote}} 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 permitted 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 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Economy====
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=====Farm bill=====
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{{House Farm Bill Dem No|Name=Moore}}
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=====2014 Budget=====
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{{House Budget 2014 Dem Yes|Name=Moore}}
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=====Government shutdown=====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Moore voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|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 [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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====Immigration====
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=====Morton Memos Prohibition=====
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{{Nay 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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=====Healthcare Reform Rules=====
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{{Nay 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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====Social issues====
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=====Abortion=====
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{{Nay 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 was 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===
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
{{Support vote}}
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{{Yea vote}}
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 one 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>
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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 one 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>
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==Issues==
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s080_000.gif|right|290px|thumb|Moore's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Moore is a '''Hard-Core Liberal.''' Moore received a score of 80 percent on social issues and 0 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Moore|Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/House/Gwen_Moore.htm ''On The Issues'', "Moore Vote Match," accessed July 7, 2014]</ref>
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|Abortion= Strongly Favors
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|Hiring= Strongly Favors
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|Marriage= Strongly Favors
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|God= Strongly Opposes
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|ObamaCare=Strongly Favors
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|Social Security= Strongly Opposes
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|School Choice= Strongly Opposes
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|Animals=Strongly Opposes
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|Crime= Strongly Opposes
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|Guns= Strongly Opposes
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|Taxes=Strongly Favors
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|Citizenship=Strongly Favors
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|Free Trade= Strongly Opposes
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|United Nations=Strongly Opposes
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|Military=Strongly Opposes
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|Campaign Funds= Strongly Favors
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|Iran=Strongly Favors
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|Energy=Strongly Favors
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|Marijuana=Strongly Opposes
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|Stimulus=Strongly Favors
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Moore won re-election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin, 2014|Wisconsin's]] [[Wisconsin's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014|4th District]]. Moore defeated former state Sen. [[Gary George]] in the [[Democratic]] primary.<ref name=apwi/>
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====Election results====
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=====General election=====
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=====Democratic primary=====
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===2012===
 
===2012===
::''See Also: [[Wisconsin's 4th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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::''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>
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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.<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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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/l/174/Gwen-Moore Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Moore attends.
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===2014===
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{{Gwen Moore 2014 FEC}}
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{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
|Name=Moore
 
|Name=Moore
 
|Editdate=April 18, 2013
 
|Editdate=April 18, 2013
 
|year=2004
 
|year=2004
|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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|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>
 
|party=Democratic
 
|party=Democratic
 
|totalraised2012=823446
 
|totalraised2012=823446
 
|result2012=Won
 
|result2012=Won
|office2012=US House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 4th congressional district{{!}}District 4]])
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|office2012=US House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 4th Congressional District{{!}}District 4]])
 
|totalraised2010=603253
 
|totalraised2010=603253
 
|result2010=Won
 
|result2010=Won
|office2010=US House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 4th congressional district{{!}}District 4]])
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|office2010=US House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 4th Congressional District{{!}}District 4]])
 
|totalraised2008=546188
 
|totalraised2008=546188
 
|result2008=Won
 
|result2008=Won
|office2008=US House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 4th congressional district{{!}}District 4]])
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|office2008=US House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 4th Congressional District{{!}}District 4]])
 
|totalraised2006=565396
 
|totalraised2006=565396
 
|result2006=Won
 
|result2006=Won
|office2006=US House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 4th congressional district{{!}}District 4]])
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|office2006=US House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 4th Congressional District{{!}}District 4]])
 
|totalraised2004=1086216
 
|totalraised2004=1086216
 
|result2004=Won
 
|result2004=Won
|office2004=US House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 4th congressional district{{!}}District 4]])
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|office2004=US House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 4th Congressional District{{!}}District 4]])
 
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===2012===
 
===2012===
[[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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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Moore 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|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.<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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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
 
{{Congress donor box 2012
 
|winner = Y
 
|winner = Y
|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, Wisconsin, 4th District
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|Chamber = U.S. House, Wisconsin District 4
 
|party = Democratic
 
|party = Democratic
 
|total raised =  $823,446  
 
|total raised =  $823,446  
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
[[File:Gwen Moore 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Moore's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
 
[[File:Gwen Moore 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00026914&cycle=2010 ''Open Secrets'' "Gwen Moore 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 19, 2011]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00026914&cycle=2010 ''Open Secrets'', "Gwen Moore 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 19, 2011]</ref>
 
{{Congress donor box 2010
 
{{Congress donor box 2010
|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, Wisconsin, 4th District
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|Chamber = U.S. House, Wisconsin District 4
 
|party = Democratic
 
|party = Democratic
 
|total raised = $603,253
 
|total raised = $603,253
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|inddonor4 = $34,750
 
|inddonor4 = $34,750
 
|inddonor5 = $32,250
 
|inddonor5 = $32,250
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==Personal Gain Index==
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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
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It consists of four different metrics:
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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*[[The K-Street Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The K-Street Metric]]
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*[[The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric]]
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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[[File:Net Worth Metric graphic.png|left|170px]]
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00026914&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Moore, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref> Between 2004 and 2012, Moore‘s calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).</ref> decreased an average of 13 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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{{Net worth PIG
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|Year 0 = 2004
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|Average 0 = 58952
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|2010 = 40002.50
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|2011 =0
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|2012 =0
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===PGI: Donation Concentration Metric===
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:: ''See also: [[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)]]''
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Filings required by the [[Federal Election Commission]] report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Moore received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''Insurance'' industry. Comparatively, the top industry employer in [[Wisconsin's 4th Congressional District]] was ''Educational services, and health care and social assistance,'' according to a 2012 U.S. Census survey.<ref>[http://www.census.gov/mycd/ ''Census.gov'', "My Congressional District," accessed September 29, 2014]</ref>
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From 2003-2014, '''29.2 percent of Moore's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00026914&newMem=N ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Gwen Moore," accessed September 29, 2014]</ref>
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|party =Democratic
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|total raised = 4409623
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|ind1 =Insurance
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|ind2 =Public Sector Unions
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|ind3 =Building Trade Unions
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|inddonor2 =241500
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|inddonor3 =239200
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|inddonor4 = 225500
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|inddonor5 =204000
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|district = Educational services, and health care and social assistance
 
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|}}
  
 
==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
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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 July 22, 2014]</ref>
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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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===Ideology and leadership===
 
===Ideology and leadership===
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
  
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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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Moore is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-left Democrat]]," as of July 22, 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/gwen_moore/400661 ''GovTrack'', "Gwen Moore," accessed July 22, 2014]</ref> This was the same rating Moore received in June 2013.
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''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.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/gwen_moore/400661 ''GovTrack,'' "Moore," Accessed April 11, 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Moore missed 342 of 7,423 roll call votes from January 2005 to July 2014. This amounts to 4.6 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/gwen_moore/400661 ''GovTrack'', "Moore," accessed Ju;y 22, 2014]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===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>
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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]] ranked 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>
  
===Net worth===
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===National Journal vote ratings===
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
====2011====
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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. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', 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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====2013====
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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Moore ranked 84th in the liberal rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," July 22, 2014]</ref>
  
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
 
====2012====
 
====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.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013]</ref>
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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>
  
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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Moore was one of four members of congress who ranked 30th in the liberal rankings in 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
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>
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===Political positions===
 
 
====Voting with party====
 
====Voting with party====
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Moore raised her first child while a single mother in college.<ref name="bio">[http://gwenmoore.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17&Itemid=22 ''Official House website'' "Biography," Accessed November 19, 2011]</ref>
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Moore raised her first child while a single mother in college.<ref name="bio">[http://gwenmoore.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17&Itemid=22 ''Official House website'', "Biography," accessed November 19, 2011]</ref> She has three children and three grandchildren.<ref>[http://gwenmoore.house.gov/biography/ ''House website'', "Biography," accessed July 29, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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*[[Wisconsin's 4th Congressional District]]
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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 4, 2014
Cost per vote$3.44 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
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, WI) 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.[1] Moore won re-election in 2014. Moore defeated former state Sen. Gary George in the Democratic primary.[2]

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.[3]

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.[3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Moore's political career:[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Moore serves on the following committees:[4][5]

2011-2012

Moore served on the following House committees:[6]

Key votes

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.[7] For more information pertaining to Moore's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

NDAA

Nay3.png 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.[9]

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Moore voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[10]

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.[11]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png 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 permitted 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.[12]

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.[13] 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.[14][15] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[15] 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.[16][17] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[17] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[18] 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.[16][17]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png 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.[19] 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.[20] Moore voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[21]

Yea3.png The shutdown 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.[22] 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.[23]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.
Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png 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.[24] The vote largely followed party lines.[25]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Nay3.png 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.[26]

Social issues

Abortion

Nay3.png 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 was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[27]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png 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 one 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.[28]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Moore's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Moore is a Hard-Core Liberal. Moore received a score of 80 percent on social issues and 0 percent on economic issues.[29]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[30]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Opposes
Support & expand free trade Strongly Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Strongly Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Strongly Favors
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Strongly Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[29]

Elections

2014

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

Moore won re-election to the U.S. House to represent Wisconsin's 4th District. Moore defeated former state Sen. Gary George in the Democratic primary.[2]

Election results

General election
U.S. House, Wisconsin District 4 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGwen Moore Incumbent 70.2% 179,045
     Republican Dan Sebring 26.9% 68,490
     Independent Robert Raymond 2.7% 7,002
     N/A Scattering 0.1% 355
Total Votes 254,892
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board
Democratic primary
U.S. House, Wisconsin District 4 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGwen Moore Incumbent 70.9% 52,408
Gary George 28.7% 21,242
Scattering 0.3% 257
Total Votes 73,907
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

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.[31]

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" (dead link)

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Moore attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Moore's reports.[36]

Gwen Moore (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[37]April 15, 2013$28,111.64$125,616.74$(88,912.18)$54,816.20
July Quarterly[38]July 15, 2013$64,816.20$156,789.83$(115,875.82)$105,730.21
October Quarterly[39]October 15, 2013$105,730.21$92,939.95$(116,689.26)$81,980.90
Year-end[40]January 31, 2014$81,980$89,098$(115,318)$55,760
April Quarterly[41]April 15, 2014$54,760.82$129,496.79$(112,260.91)$71,996.70
Running totals
$593,941.31$(549,056.17)

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.[42]

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

Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2012


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.[43]

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.[44]

Personal Gain Index

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See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

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.[45] Between 2004 and 2012, Moore‘s calculated net worth[46] decreased an average of 13 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[47]

Gwen Moore Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$58,952
2012$0
Growth from 2004 to 2012:-100%
Average annual growth:-13%[48]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[49]
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.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Moore received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Insurance industry. Comparatively, the top industry employer in Wisconsin's 4th Congressional District was Educational services, and health care and social assistance, according to a 2012 U.S. Census survey.[50]

From 2003-2014, 29.2 percent of Moore's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[51]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Gwen Moore Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $4,409,623
Total Spent $4,298,251
Top industry in the districtEducational services, and health care and social assistance
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Insurance$377,350
Public Sector Unions$241,500
Building Trade Unions$239,200
Industrial Unions$225,500
Securities & Investment$204,000
% total in top industry8.56%
% total in top two industries14.03%
% total in top five industries29.2%

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.[52]

Moore most often votes with:

Moore least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

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 July 22, 2014.[53] This was the same rating Moore received in June 2013.

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Moore missed 342 of 7,423 roll call votes from January 2005 to July 2014. This amounts to 4.6 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[54]

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 ranked 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.[55]

National Journal vote ratings

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. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Moore ranked 84th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[56]

2012

Moore ranked 52nd in the liberal rankings in 2012.[57]

2011

Moore was one of four members of congress who ranked 30th in the liberal rankings in 2011.[58]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Moore voted with the Democratic Party 94.7 percent of the time, which ranked 44th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[59]

2013

Moore voted with the Democratic Party 96 percent of the time, which ranked 36th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[60]

Personal

Moore raised her first child while a single mother in college.[3] She has three children and three grandchildren.[61]

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See also

External links

References

  1. Politico, "2012 House Race Results," accessed November 6, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 Associated Press, "Wisconsin - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 12, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "Gwen Moore," accessed November 19, 2011
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  5. U.S. House of Representatives, "Committee assignments," accessed March 31, 2014
  6. Official House website, "Committee Assignments," accessed November 19, 2011
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 69 - Requires Threat Assessment of Pipeline Vulnerabilities to a Terrorist Attack - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  13. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  14. Politico, "House clears Farm Bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  15. 15.0 15.1 New York Times, "Senate passes long-stalled Farm Bill, with clear winners and losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  18. Roll Call, "House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  19. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  20. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  21. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  22. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  23. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  24. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  25. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  26. 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
  27. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  28. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  29. 29.0 29.1 On The Issues, "Moore Vote Match," accessed July 7, 2014
  30. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
  31. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Candidates registered by office," accessed June 10, 2012
  32. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  33. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  34. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  35. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  36. Federal Election Commission, "Moore 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 25, 2013
  37. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  38. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  39. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  40. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed February 19, 2014
  41. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 18, 2014
  42. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Gwen Moore," accessed April 18, 2013
  43. Open Secrets, "Moore Campaign Contributions," accessed February 23, 2013
  44. Open Secrets, "Gwen Moore 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 19, 2011
  45. OpenSecrets, "Moore, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014
  46. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
  47. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  48. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  49. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
  50. Census.gov, "My Congressional District," accessed September 29, 2014
  51. OpenSecrets.org, "Rep. Gwen Moore," accessed September 29, 2014
  52. OpenCongress, "Gwen Moore," accessed July 22, 2014
  53. GovTrack, "Gwen Moore," accessed July 22, 2014
  54. GovTrack, "Moore," accessed Ju;y 22, 2014
  55. LegiStorm, "Gwen Moore," accessed September 7, 2012
  56. National Journal, "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," July 22, 2014
  57. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  58. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  59. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  60. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  61. House website, "Biography," accessed July 29, 2013
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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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