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Gwen Moore's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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  • Voted in favor of HR 3755 "Women's Health Protection Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • "Abortion is healthcare. #MyRightMyDecision" (twitter.com)
  • "I’m old enough to remember life before Roe. I hustled up money and used the women’s health fund to get an abortion in New York. For me, a poor Black woman, that was the only way I could receive abortion care. I never want young women to experience what I or others went through." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "I’m old enough to remember life before Roe. I hustled up money and used the women’s health fund to get an abortion in New York. For me, a poor Black woman, that was the only way I could receive abortion care. I never want young women to experience what I or others went through." (twitter.com)
  • "The #Secure2100 Act enhances our Social Security program, especially for the vulnerable. I'm proud that this bill includes my proposal to restore student benefits of retired, deceased or disabled workers. This vital bill would help ensure that every person can retire in dignity." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of S 610 "Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "It's only right that I commemorate the 86th anniversary of Social Security by reintroducing the Social Security Enhancement and Protection Act, which would strengthen this crucial program so many rely on. I am a living testament to the transformative powers strong safety net programs can have on a person's life. We can make this program work better for the Americans who stand to benefit the most from it, including women, people of color, and low-wealth people. My bill, the Social Security Enhancement and Protection Act, would recognize that providing care for a child is work so that the years in which a parent provides care for a young child count as a year of coverage for determining an individual's Social Security benefits, renew support for students who are children of retired, deceased, or disabled workers, and improve the program's special minimum benefit to better reach low-income workers. The bill would also provide additional security by increasing benefits for all beneficiaries 20 years after retirement so that individuals don't outlive their nest eggs." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "I am proud to introduce the Medicaid Save Lives Act, which would create an option to help Wisconsinites and millions of other Americans to access affordable health care through Medicaid in states that have refused to take the federal funding, helping close the Medicaid coverage gap and secure essential care." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 87% by Common Cause. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "9 years ago today @SCOTUS’s disastrous Citizens United decision put a "for sale" sign on our democracy. Special interests have called the shots for too long. We’ve got to end the supremacy of money in politics & build a democracy that’s open & responsive to the people." (twitter.com)
  • "I am a proud supporter of H.R. 1, For the People Act. For too long, big money has dominated our politics, which is why we need the H.R. 1 to infuse greater transparency in campaign financing and restore political power back to the American people. This legislation will provide a much-needed overhaul of our campaign finance laws, strengthening ethics requirements, and preserving the most sacred part of America's democracy: the voices of its people at the ballot box. I am pleased the bill includes provisions I authored calling for a study on voting access for the disabled and to support the provision of voter registration materials to those leaving incarceration." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 "For the People Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • "9 years ago today @SCOTUS’s disastrous Citizens United decision put a “for sale” sign on our democracy. Special interests have called the shots for too long. We’ve got to end the supremacy of money in politics & build a democracy that’s open & responsive to the people." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1280 "George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • "By making it harder for rogue police officers and departments to escape accountability for harmful and even fatal acts, banning racial profiling in policing, banning chokeholds and no-knock warrants, and ending the transfer of certain military-grade equipment to our police departments, we can build safer communities and provide long overdue reforms to policing." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "This bill reforms practices like no-knock warrants and the use of dangerous chokeholds, calls for an end to racial profiling, supports more bias and other training for police, and infuses transparency, fairness and accountability in policing to build safer communities for all. I am pleased that provisions to encourage de-escalation training for police, are part of this legislation, which I have championed for years after I promised Dontre Hamilton's mother, Maria Hamilton, that I would use my power to fight for reform." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted against S 1605 "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022." (votesmart.org)
  • "During floor debate on this amendment, I was pleased to vote for Rep. Pocan's amendment that would cut 10% from the Defense Budget, with exemptions for military personnel and health accounts. We can and must pass a NDAA that ensures our country meets its national security needs and supports our service members and their families. This cannot be achieved without a serious examination of the nearly quarter trillion dollars of spending in this bill, especially as poverty, housing insecurity, and unemployment continue to soar." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "I couldn't support a defense bill today which would continue the status quo when it comes to the Pentagon budget. But I was pleased to vote for @repmarkpocan's amendment that would cut 10% from the Defense Budget, with exemptions for military personnel and health accounts." (twitter.com)
  • Voted against HR 6395 "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 3684 "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "Our infrastructure is in dire need of an overhaul, and it can't be put off any longer. We also need to invest in the human infrastructure in our country, and we don't have to choose one over the other. Americans across the Nation rely on sustainable infrastructure to get their children to school, to get to work, to facilitate commerce. We need to build on the investments that this Congress has already made through the American Rescue Plan, including dollars that are flowing to our communities." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Passage of the budget resolution also unlocks the door for a package that will include long overdue investments in our caring economy, including a national paid leave policy. As a great grandmother, I know the burden of finding quality, affordable childcare all too well. During the pandemic, we saw the flaws in the marketplace, which caused women to struggle disproportionately with accessing childcare, providing care, and maintaining employment. These investments will create greater equity for women in the workplace and support their ability to provide for themselves and their families." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5376 "Build Back Better Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "The coronavirus pandemic demands urgent action to bolster our health care response, support small businesses, working Americans and families, stabilize our economy and equip state, local and tribal governments with the resources to respond to this public health crisis. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act takes meaningful steps to address these needs." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Help is here! Families and communities are already seeing the benefits of @HouseDemocrats historic COVID relief package by putting more than 300 MILLION shots in arms, money in pockets, children in schools, and people in jobs. #AmericanRescuePlan" (twitter.com)
  • "I am proud to have supported the Cares Act and the Heroes Act, two bills that help address the urgent health and economic needs of the American people. If we want a real economic recovery, we must build upon these efforts and invest in working people." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of 6074 "Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 7688 “Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act” (votesmart.org)
  • "President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law! This legislation will lower your costs and make historic investments in clean energy, creating jobs and fighting climate change." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 5376 “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” (votesmart.org)
  • "While Republicans only talk about inflation, Democrats are doing something about it. We’re working to lower costs at the grocery store and at the gas pump by addressing the monopolies in meat and poultry and cracking down on oil company price gauging." (twitter.com)
  • "Last year the @GOP cost taxpayers $1.9 trillion in corporate giveaways. Today, student loan debt is $1.38 trillion & growing. I’m a proud cosponsor of the #StudentsOverSpecialInterests Act to repeal #GOPTaxScam & eliminate student loan debt. It’s time Congress put students first." (twitter.com)
  • "Every student should have the opportunity to earn a degree that gives them the foundation they need to achieve their dreams without being saddled by devistating student loan debt. It's time Congress #AimHigher by creating an accessible, affordable higher education system." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by National Education Association (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 4 “John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021” (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 5746 “Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act” (votesmart.org)
  • "The 2013 SCOTUS ruling gutted the #VRA and greenlighted voter suppression efforts across the country. Wisconsin's voter ID law suppressed thousands of votes in 2016. We need to fight to #RestoreTheVote, which is why I proudly supported the passage of #HR4!" (twitter.com)
  • "For years, Republicans have used disingenuous fears of voter fraud to implement voter ID laws, purge voter rolls, & limit early voting. This tactic has been used to attack our democracy by suppressing votes, usually those of urban voters & people of color." (twitter.com)
  • "Additionally, building back better means fighting the climate crisis in ways that secure good-paying jobs for Americans. The latest U.N. report reminded us that we don't have time to waste. Climate change is happening right now, and we need to act to prevent more harm to our air, our water, our communities, and our planet. I am excited about the opportunity to now work on legislation to increase investments to support clean energy technologies, which will help cut our carbon emissions." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Climate change is happening right now. We need to act in a bold way to address this public health crisis. We can protect our planet and strengthen our economy. With the Green New Deal, we’ll expand access to green energy jobs and fight climate change." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 4447 "Expanding Access to Sustainable energy Act of 2019." (votesmart.org)
  • "Climate change is happening right now. We need to act in a bold way to address this public health crisis. We can protect our planet and strengthen our economy. With the Green New Deal, we’ll expand access to green energy jobs and fight climate change." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by League of Conservation Voters (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 9 "Climate Action Now Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed Letter to Administrator Regan: "EPA's proposal strengthens and modernizes rules adopted in 2016 for new and modified oil and gas facilities and builds upon the bipartisan Congressional Review Act resolution (H.J.Res.34, S.J.Res.14), enacted by Congress and signed by the President, with support from the oil and gas industry and electric utilities, to restore federal methane protections and regulation of oil and gas operations. Further, the proposal is historic as it applies methane reduction requirements to the hundreds of thousands of existing wells constructed prior to 2016. Altogether this proposal will help the Biden administration meet its commitment to tackle the climate crisis, achieve a 50-52 percent reduction from 2005 levels in economy-wide net greenhouse gas pollution in 2030, and maintain U.S. leadership on the Global Methane Pledge to reduce the world's methane emissions 30% from 2020 levels by 2030." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "3 yrs ago, 195 nations at the @UN signed the #ParisAgreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions & protect our planet. Now, President Trump is working to withdraw us from that agreement & set our country back for generations. We can't stand for this. Congress must #ActOnClimate." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 95% by League of Conservation Voters. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "This includes the bill on the floor today that would bar those are under the age 21 from purchasing semiautomatic rifles. The legislation would also largely bar the sale, transfer, or possession of large capacity ammunition feeding devices, create new gun trafficking penalties including for straw purchasers who buy guns to pass on to someone who is prohibited from having one, and would strengthen regulations against hard to trace ``ghost guns'' that are turning up at more and more crime scenes in our communities." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "I remain committed to ending all forms of gun violence." (twitter.com)
  • "It is abundantly clear that we need gun violence reforms, so that these deadly weapons don't continue falling in the wrong hands. I stand in strong support of gun safety reforms and investments in Milwaukee that promote safety, peace, and healing." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 7910 "Protecting Our Kids Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "Today America is marking the 9th anniversary of President Obama signing the Affordable Care Act into law. I will continue to move forward with strong action to crack down on the Trump Administration’s junk health insurance plans, and reverse the Republican healthcare sabotage." (twitter.com)
  • "@GOP has voted 70 times to defund our healthcare system. They care more about the cost of the ACA than the value of human life. I announced my remission today bc I know the value of life & I know preserving the health of the American public is a price worth paying." (twitter.com)
  • "Yet another call from one of my amazing constituents asking me to #SaveObamacare. You can count on me standing up for you & your #HealthCare" (twitter.com)
  • "Too many people work long hours and multiple jobs only to barely get by and struggle to pay for rent, food, and their bills. Every worker should earn a living wage and benefits, including health care and paid family and medical leave." (twitter.com)
  • "Our fight for paid family and medical leave isn’t over." (twitter.com)
  • "Stagnating wages & income inequality are keeping Americans from getting ahead. But we can build back better, not with tax cuts for corporations, but by securing universal paid family/medical leave, expanding access to childcare, & providing retirement security to more Americans." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 6201 “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (votesmart.org)
  • "Democrats are the party committed to lowering costs for Americans. The investments in the Inflation Reduction Act is the proof: it makes health care and prescription drugs affordable for more families. Meanwhile, the GOP blocked capping the price of insulin at $35." (twitter.com)
  • "Democrats passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which allows Medicare to negotiate the cost of certain prescription drugs. Our legislation will help make essential medicine more affordable for seniors." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 3 “Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019” (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 6833 “The Affordable Insulin Now Act” (votesmart.org)
  • "My constituents don’t want a wall. They want effective border security, to feel safe at home & to know their hard-earned tax dollars are used responsibly." (twitter.com)
  • "Trump’s lying about terrorism & national security to create a non-existent emergency on our border. His behavior is on par w/ the lies told to the public ahead of the Iraq war. Now, he’s using the #TrumpAddress to continue spreading racist, hateful lies & fear. Shameful." (twitter.com)
  • "Democrats have offered billions of dollars for border security. I SUPPORT border security. I do not support a primitive border wall that will do nothing but waste taxpayer dollars. #TrumpFactCheck #EndTheShutdown" (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1333 "NO BAN Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6 "American Dream and Promise Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • "#HomeIsHere for #Dreamers - where their families, friends, and lives are. That’s why I’m proud to support #DACA and the #DreamAndPromise Act. We must #ProtectTheDream in Congress and at #SCOTUS." (twitter.com)
  • "Today, on @realDonaldTrump's #DACA deadline, #DREAMers are #HereToFight. Although SCOTUS's decision provides temporary relief to those with #DACA status, 20,000 young immigrants have already lost their protections & DREAMers still live in fear. We need the #DreamActNow." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6 "American Dream and Promise Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1333 "NO BAN Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "#HomeIsHere for #Dreamers - where their families, friends, and lives are. That’s why I’m proud to support #DACA and the #DreamAndPromise Act. We must #ProtectTheDream in Congress and at #SCOTUS." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 6968 “Suspending Energy Imports from Russia Act” (votesmart.org)
  • "Bipartisanship isn’t dead in the House. Currently working w/ my @GOP colleagues on @FinancialCmte to impose strong sanctions on #NorthKorea." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 7691 “Making emergency supplemental appropriations for assistance for the situation in Ukraine for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes.” (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 7691 “Making emergency supplemental appropriations for assistance for the situation in Ukraine for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes.” (votesmart.org)
  • "My heart goes out to the people of Ukraine. The United States and its partners and allies must remain unified as they consider options for responding to Russia’s dangerous escalation and for providing support to the people of Ukraine and those displaced from their homeland." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of S. 3522 “Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022” (votesmart.org)
  • "The Build Back Better Act is an investment in workers, children, families, and our communities. Among many key provisions, it'll lower prescription drug prices on crucial medications, like insulin. We pay for it by asking the wealthy to pay their fair share. Let's get it done!" (twitter.com)
  • "For years, the GOP slashed IRS funding, which made it easier for millionaires and billionaires to dodge paying taxes. The Inflation Reduction Act provides funding for tax enforcement to ensure the wealthy pay their fair share." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 10% by National Tax Limitation Committee (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "The Inflation Reduction Act will NOT create an “army of 87,000 IRS agents” targeting families. We’re helping ensure the wealthy/big corporations pay their fair share. But once again, the GOP’s lies continue to spark violence, against both the government & their fellow citizens." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5430 "United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "I am proud to vote in support of the improved United States Mexico-Canada Agreement today. Throughout the negotiating process, I remained concerned that, unless we address the lack of basic labor rights in Mexico, American workers would continue to be at a competitive disadvantage. After the House Democrats secured major revisions to the agreement, I am hopeful that the rapid response labor enforcement mechanism created in this updated agreement can lead to greater equity in international trade. But to make it successful we need to work together. We need to work together to find common grounds with Mexico as they implement their labor reforms and build new labor courts. The labor attachés should be partners with Mexico. Together we can foster a renewed integration of our nations and nurture our mutually beneficial relationships. By ensuring workers throughout our region are protected by the strongest labor rights we can finally level the playing field." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "I voted in support of the improved #USMCA today. No trade agreement is perfect, but this agreement affords real opportunities for workers across our region. I thank Speaker Pelosi, Chairman Neal & the Working Group for securing critical improvements and advancing this agreement." (twitter.com)
  • "Another day, another Trump lie exposed. The American people are bearing the cost of tariffs, not China." (twitter.com)
  • "I am proud to vote in support of the improved United States Mexico-Canada Agreement today. Throughout the negotiating process, I remained concerned that, unless we address the lack of basic labor rights in Mexico, American workers would continue to be at a competitive disadvantage. After the House Democrats secured major revisions to the agreement, I am hopeful that the rapid response labor enforcement mechanism created in this updated agreement can lead to greater equity in international trade. But to make it successful we need to work together. We need to work together to find common grounds with Mexico as they implement their labor reforms and build new labor courts. The labor attachés should be partners with Mexico. Together we can foster a renewed integration of our nations and nurture our mutually beneficial relationships. By ensuring workers throughout our region are protected by the strongest labor rights we can finally level the playing field." (justfacts.votesmart.org)

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