The dean of the Wisconsin congressional delegation, progressive Gwen Moore was elected to represent Milwaukee and its suburbs in 2004. She was the first Black woman to be elected to Congress from Wisconsin.
Prior to Congress, Rep. Moore was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1988, after which she joined the Wisconsin Senate in 1992. She has been a lifelong advocate for women’s issues and the rights of workers.
She serves on the Committee on Ways and Means, where she sits on the Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee. On the subcommittee, her focus has been creating a fair and progressive tax code. She also sits on the Social Security and Worker and Family Support Subcommittees.
Gwen Moore is a supporter of the two-state solution and is an advocate for peace in the region. Amid hostilities between Israelis and Palestinians, she signed a May 2021 letter calling for an immediate ceasefire in the conflict. In June 2022, she signed the Price-Lee-Wexton-Castro letter which pushed back against “flashpoints” in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including settlement expansion, annexation and incitement to violence against Israelis and Palestinians.