In 2004, Gwen Moore made history by becoming the first woman of African American descent to be elected to represent the state of Wisconsin in the House of Representatives of the United States of America. She is a member of the House Ways and Means Body, which is the oldest congressional committee and is responsible for monitoring a variety of programs, such as Social Security, Medicare, foster care, TANF, and unemployment insurance, as well as taxes, tariffs, and other initiatives that raise revenue. She participates on the panels for Social Security, Worker and Family Support, and Select Revenue Measures respectively. She is a member of the Special Committee to Study Income Inequality and Promote Growth Equity (Special Committee to Study Income Inequality and Promote Growth Equity). She is also a member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology). Both the Research and Technology Subcommittee as well as the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee include her as a member of their respective groups.
She is a member of the Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee. In this capacity, she contributes to the drafting of legislation that will give all Americans a greater opportunity for success in life and a more secure financial future. She monitors a range of important programs for workers, children, and families because she is a member of the Social Security Subcommittee and the Worker and Family Support Subcommittee. Both of these subcommittees she serves on.
She is active in numerous caucuses, including the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, the Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the LGBT Equality Caucus, and the Great Lakes Caucus. Additionally, she was a member of the Financial Services Committee and the Budget Committee, in addition to serving as the Regional Whip for the Democratic Caucus.
She has been an outspoken supporter of policies that aim to improve the economic and employment opportunities that are available to people living in low-income areas. These policies include legislation to rein in predatory lending in minority communities, initiatives to assist small businesses in expanding and creating new jobs, the promotion of affordable housing, and the enforcement of non-discrimination in the selection of firms to receive government contracts. She has been a vocal supporter of these policies. She has been an advocate for low-paid workers, and in2014, she was detained for taking part in a peaceful demonstration for a living wage along with employees of fast food restaurants.
Moore is a fervent supporter of the rights of women, and as such, she served as the Democratic Co-Chair of the Congressional Women’s Caucus from 2011 until 2013. During that time, she held the post. While serving in this role and in subsequent endeavors, she has established herself as a national leader on issues such as health insurance reform, women’s health, maternity and infant mortality, and domestic violence. She has been at the forefront of efforts to renew the Violence Against Women Act in the most recent two Congresses. In addition, she has been a champion for women’s rights. She has also been an outspoken opponent of legislation that would place restrictions on the reproductive rights and health care options available to women.
The member of Congress has made it her mission in life to defend the rights of people who are unable to stand up for themselves, both in the United States and in other countries. As a member of the House Democracy Partnership, a commission of the House of Representatives that encourages the development of accountable democracies, she collaborates with international partners and represents the United States in other countries. After the attack that took place in January 2015 on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, she organized members of Congress to stand during President Barack Obama’s address to the state of the union and raise pencils in support of free expression and the victims of the atrocity.
She has long been a supporter of initiatives that provide educational opportunities for youngsters who come from families with limited financial means. Since proper nutrition has been shown to improve children’s attendance as well as their ability to focus, the congresswoman has consistently supported legislation that would ensure children from low-income families have access to three nutritious meals a day, all year long, while they are enrolled in school. After having benefited from and becoming an outspoken supporter of the Federal TRIO programs, which help students from low-income families prepare for and succeed in higher education, Congresswoman Moore now serves as a member of that body. These programs assist students from low-income families in preparing for and succeeding in higher education. Students with disabilities, students from low-income families attending college for the first time, and first-generation college students can all benefit from TRIO’s six outreach and support programs, which are designed to assist students in achieving academic success at all levels of education, from middle school to graduate school.
Moore spent her childhood in Milwaukee, despite the fact that she was born in Racine and currently serves as a representative for Wisconsin in Congress. Representative Moore is the seventh child of her union industrial worker father and public school schoolteacher mother. She is the seventh child of nine total children. Moore served as president of the student council at Milwaukee’s North Division High School, the same school from which she graduated to become a member of Congress. Moore went on to serve in the United States Congress. She decided to continue her education after graduating from high school by enrolling in the TRIO program at Marquette University so that she could receive financial assistance for both herself and the unborn child she was carrying. Rep. Moore received his degree in political science from Marquette University, where he also received his undergraduate education. She volunteered for the VISTA program from 1976 through 1986 and was recognized as the “VISTA Volunteer of the Decade” for her work building a community credit union. Her service was recognized nationally. Prior to beginning her career in the federal government, she held a position in the state legislature of Wisconsin.
She served as a senator for the state of Wisconsin for a decade, beginning in 1993 and ending in 2004. Congresswoman Moore was elected to and served in the Wisconsin State Assembly for a total of two terms, beginning in 1989 and ending in 1992. Representative Moore has a diploma for state and local government executives from Harvard University, where he studied and graduated in the year 2000. From the time she served as a progressive and social issues leader in the state legislature until she was elected to the United States House of Representatives, Congresswoman Moore has been a steadfast advocate for her constituents and all areas of the city. Her years of professional experience were put to good use in the process of generating new jobs and enhancing the quality of life in the surrounding communities. She was able to exert a great amount of influence on important issues pertaining to social, educational, and penal policy. In addition to being an outspoken supporter for women’s rights, Representative Moore has been a leader in the fight against racial profiling, domestic violence, and abuses of voting rights. She has also been a vocal defender of women’s rights.