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MILWAUKEE— Monday marked the start of the district work week for Congress. And while most lawmakers returned to their own districts, Rep. Jim Himes, D-Connecticut spent the first half of the week in Wisconsin.
U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wisconsin), whose district includes Milwaukee, hosted a Tuesday tour of Milwaukee neighborhoods for Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) and Rep. Bryan Steil (R-Wisconsin) of Kenosha. On a charter bus tour through Milwaukee's Bronzeville, Harambee, Lindsay Heights and Amani neighborhoods this week, a group of U.S.
This week, members of the U.S. Congress are taking a closer look at economic disparities between communities of color and white neighborhoods in southeastern Wisconsin. That look included a bus tour and congressional hearing in Milwaukee Tuesday.
U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore led a bus tour Tuesday through Milwaukee, during which those aboard commented how the community, once regarded as the “Harlem of the Midwest," has evolved into one of the most segregated cities in the country.
On April 11, 2022, the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth traveled to the State of Wisconsin to conduct a series of field events in Kenosha and Milwaukee focusing on higher education, affordable housing, and community workforce development.
Milwaukee activists shined a spotlight on the struggles some of the city's marginalized residents face in achieving homeownership when they met on Tuesday afternoon with a U.S. House of Representatives committee visiting the city and focusing on the topic.
MILWAUKEE — House lawmakers are mulling the future of the middle class, as economic challenges and inflation continue to burden Americans.
MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin Representatives Gwen Moore (D) and Bryan Steil (R), and Connecticut Representative Jim Himes (D) toured Milwaukee neighborhoods on Tuesday to learn about the economic disparities that exist.
They are all a part of the House Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth. Rep. Himes serves as the Chair of the committee.
SOMERS — The message from higher-education leaders to Congress: Invest in infrastructure. Invest in education. Cut red tape.
In a rare hearing outside of Washington D.C., the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth held a hearing in the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Student Center on Monday afternoon.
EXCLUSIVE: Democrats and Republicans from the House Committee on Economic Disparity & Fairness in Growth are in Wisconsin this week to meet with local leaders to discuss issues facing their communities, and hope to work in a bipartisan way to address those challenges, telling Fo