Dennis Moore

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Dennis Moore previously served the 3rd Congressional district of Kansas

Dennis Moore, a Democrat, is a former U.S. Representative for the 3rd Congressional District of Kansas, having served 1999 to 2011.[1]

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Moore voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[2]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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Moore was born November 8, 1945 in Anthony, Kansas. He attended the University of Kansas and received a Juris Doctor degree from Washburn University. He served in the U.S. Army before becoming Assistant Attorney General of Kansas. After a period in private practice, he was elected District Attorney in Johnson County, serving in that capacity from 1977 to 1989.

Congressional Career

He was first elected to the House in 1998. In 2004, Moore faced law professor Kris Kobach in the general election. Kobach was a conservative who accused Moore of being a left-wing radical out of touch with his Kansas constituency[1].

Moore is broadly accepted as a moderate Democrat. With much of his support coming from upper class moderate Republicans, Moore is a social liberal who voted for some of President George W. Bush's tax cuts but opposed later cuts due to increases in the federal deficit. Moore is also a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, a House coalition of moderate-to-conservative Democrats.


On September 13, 2006, Moore introduced a rules change measure (H.R. 1008) which would have amended Rule XXI of the House requiring that all earmarks: [2]

  • Be accompanied by a written request sent to the chairman and ranking member of the committee of primary jurisdiction at least seven days before such an earmark, or bill including it, is scheduled to be voted on by the committee or by the House.
  • Include in their requests the name of the member sponsoring it, the name and address of its intended recipient, its purpose, and a statement of whether the member sponsoring the earmark has a financial interest in it or in its intended recipient.
  • Are made available to the public through the website of the applicable committee (at least 48 hours before a conference report is issued). [3]

Despite having 17 co-sponsors in the House, Moore's measure was referred to the House Committee on Rules and was not considered before the chamber voted on a change proposed by committee Chairman David Dreier (R-Calif.) [4]

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated Chuck Ahner to face Moore in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [5] Moore retained his seat.


In 2009, Moore announced that he would retire. In the 2010 election, Moore's wife, Stephene, lost to Republican Kevin Yoder.[1]

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Dennis Moore
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Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
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Committees and affiliations


Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and caucuses

More background data

Wikipedia also has an article on Dennis Moore. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Dennis Moore profile, The Washington Post, accessed January 2011.
  2. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Blue Dog Coalition
Committees: House Committee on Budget, House Committee on Financial Services, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Capital Markets Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy Trade and Technology
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 3, 1998
First Took Current Office:
January 6, 1999
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Previous Political Work?
Johnson County District Attorney, Kansas Assistant Attorney General
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 500 State Avenue, Suite 176 Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: 913-621-0832 / Fax: 913-621-1533
2. 901 Kentucky Street #205 Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: 785-842-9313 / Fax: 785-843-3289
3. 8417 Santa Fe Drive, Suite 101 Overland Park, KS 66212
Phone: 913-383-2013 / Fax: 913-383-2088

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Date of Birth: November 8, 1945