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Rep. Gwen Moore

Representative for Wisconsin’s 4th District

pronounced gwen // moor


Moore is the representative for Wisconsin’s 4th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 4, 2005. Moore is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Moore has cosponsored 4 bills introduced in the current Congress by Republican legislators who fomented the terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 by calling for entire states to be disenfranchised in the 2020 presidential election.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

In 2014 Moore was investigated for an arrest at a 2014 protest in Wisconsin. The House Committee on Ethics concluded that the fines would be paid and no further investigation was required.

Sep. 11, 2014 House Committee on Ethics concluded that the fines would be paid and no further investigation was required
Photo of Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Moore.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Moore is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Moore has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 15, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% Human Rights Campaign: 97% League of Conservation Voters: 94% The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: B United States Chamber of Commerce: 64% The Club for Growth: 9%

Committee Membership

Gwen Moore sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Moore was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 10 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Moore sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (20%) Health (20%) Social Welfare (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Families (11%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Moore’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Moore voted Nay

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due ...

Moore voted Nay

Moore voted No

Moore voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Moore voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Moore voted Aye

Moore voted No

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2005 to Jun 2021, Moore missed 561 of 11,214 roll call votes, which is 5.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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