Marquette Wire

Syrian conflict pushes Congress to make decisions

Jason Kurtyka

September 10, 2013

The Senate will vote Wednesday to approve or reject President Obama's resolution to employ a round of “limited and narrow” strikes at Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in response to its alleged use of chemical weapons. U.S officials reported Aug. 30 that more than 1,400 people were killed in multiple chemical weapons attacks in suburbs outside Damascus. One year ago, Obama said a chemical weapons attack would cross a “red line,” prompting American military intervention. According to the Washington Post, there is projected bipartisan support for and against the resolution and many representatives remain undecided. This reflects the stance of the Marquette College Republicans and Democrats, who declined to make a comment leaning one way or the other. “The Marquette University College Republicans have a wide range of positions within our organization on the current debate about militar...

Gwen Moore retains House seat

Alexandra Whittaker

November 8, 2012

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) was re-elected to Congress Tuesday, where she sits on the House Budget Committee alongside fellow Wisconsin Rep. and former GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. Moore, who represents...

Marquette receives stimulus money for health professions

Tori Dykes

September 17, 2009

Three Milwaukee-area schools, including Marquette, have received a portion of nearly $67,000 in stimulus money to promote the training of health officials, according to a press release from Congresswoman Gwen Moore’s office. Marquette’s...