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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>
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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," accessed November 6, 2012]</ref> She {{2014isrunning}} for re-election in 2014.
  
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>[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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===Legislative actions===
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==Key votes==
====113th Congress====
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===113th Congress===
 
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====National security====
 
====National security====
=====National Defense Authorization Act=====
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======NDAA======
{{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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{{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>
  
=====Department of Homeland Security Appropriations=====
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======DHS Appropriations======
{{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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{{Oppose 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>
  
=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
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======Keystone Pipeline Amendment======
{{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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{{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>
  
=====Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act=====
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======CISPA (2013)======
{{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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{{Oppose 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 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 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====Economy====
 
====Economy====
=====Farm Bill=====
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=====Farm bill=====
: ''See also: [[United States Farm Bill 2013]]''
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{{House Farm Bill Dem No|Name=Moore}}
{{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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=====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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{{oppose 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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{{support vote}} The shutdown finally 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>
  
 
====Immigration====
 
====Immigration====
=====Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition=====
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======Morton Memos Prohibition======
{{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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{{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>
  
 
====Healthcare====
 
====Healthcare====
=====Health Care Reform Rules=====
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======Healthcare Reform Rules======
{{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>
  
 
====Social issues====
 
====Social issues====
=====Abortion=====
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======Abortion======
{{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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{{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>
  
 
====Previous congressional sessions====
 
====Previous congressional sessions====
=====Fiscal Cliff=====
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======Fiscal Cliff======
 
{{Support vote}}
 
{{Support 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 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>
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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>
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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 all Congressional members 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 personal 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 {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for 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 {{2014isseeking}} the Democratic nomination in the primary. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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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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|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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|result2008=Won
 
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===2014===
 
===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.<ref>[http://www.fec.gov/fecviewer/CandidateCommitteeDetail.do#3 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Moore 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 25, 2013]</ref>
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{{Gwen Moore 2014 FEC}}
{{Campaign finance reports
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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>
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|Date 1 =4/15/2013
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|Beginning Balance 1 =28111.64
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|Total Contributions 1 =  125616.74
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|Expenditures 1=88912.18
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|Cash on Hand 1 =54816.20
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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>
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|Date 2 =7/15/2013
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|Beginning Balance 2 =64816.20
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|Total Contributions 2 =156789.83
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|Expenditures 2=115875.82
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|Cash on Hand 2 =105730.21
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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.]]
 
[[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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|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>
 
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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 personally benefited from their tenure as public servants. <br>
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It consists of four different metrics pioneered by the [[Government Accountability Institute]]:
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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 K-Street Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The K-Street Metric]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration 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: 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 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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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
 
===Like-minded colleagues===
 
===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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400661_Gwen_Moore ''OpenCongress,'' "Gwen Moore," Accessed August 6, 2013]</ref>
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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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===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 June 26, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/gwen_moore/400661 ''GovTrack'', "Gwen Moore," accessed June 26, 2013]</ref>
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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 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===
 
===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]] 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===
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:: ''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===
 
===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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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>
  
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
 
:: ''See also: [[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. 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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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," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Political positions===
 
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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>  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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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>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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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 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 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]

Key votes

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.[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 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.[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

Voted "No" 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

Voted "Yes" 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% 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]

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 all Congressional members 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 personal issues and 0 percent on economic issues.[28]

On The Issues organization logo.
On The Issues Vote Quiz
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 in 2014.[28]

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.[29]

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.[34]

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.[35]

Gwen Moore (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[36]April 15, 2013$28,111.64$125,616.74$(88,912.18)$54,816.20
July Quarterly[37]July 15, 2013$64,816.20$156,789.83$(115,875.82)$105,730.21
October Quarterly[38]October 15, 2013$105,730.21$92,939.95$(116,689.26)$81,980.90
Year-end[39]January 31, 2014$81,980$89,098$(115,318)$55,760
April Quarterly[40]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.[41]

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.[42]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 4, 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


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
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 personally benefited from their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics pioneered by the Government Accountability Institute:

PGI: 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.[43] Between 2004 and 2012, Moore‘s calculated net worth[44] 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.[45]

Gwen Moore Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$58,952
2012$0
Growth from 2004 to 2012:-100%
Average annual growth:-13%[46]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[47]
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.

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.[48]

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.[49]

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.[50]

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.[51]

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.[52]

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.[53]

Political positions

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Moore has voted with the Democratic Party 96% of the time, which ranked 36th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[54]

Personal

Moore raised her first child while a single mother in college.[2] She has three children and three grandchildren.[55]

Recent news

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  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, "Gwen Moore," 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 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) 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. 28.0 28.1 On The Issues, "Moore Vote Match," accessed July 7, 2014
  29. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Candidates registered by office," accessed June 10, 2012
  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  31. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  32. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  33. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  34. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Gwen Moore," accessed April 18, 2013
  35. Federal Election Commission, "Moore 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 25, 2013
  36. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  37. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  38. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  39. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed February 19, 2014
  40. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 18, 2014
  41. Open Secrets, "Moore Campaign Contributions," accessed February 23, 2013
  42. Open Secrets, "Gwen Moore 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 19, 2011
  43. OpenSecrets, "Moore, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014
  44. 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).
  45. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  46. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  47. 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.
  48. OpenCongress, "Gwen Moore," accessed August 6, 2013
  49. GovTrack, "Gwen Moore," accessed June 26, 2013
  50. GovTrack, "Moore," accessed April 11, 2013
  51. LegiStorm, "Gwen Moore," accessed September 7, 2012
  52. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  53. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  54. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  55. 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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