Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin
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Issues

Education

I am committed to investing in education to provide future generations with the tools they need to become leaders.
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Energy and Environment

At a time when we face high energy and gas prices and see the effects of global warming in our daily lives, I believe that making the country more energy efficient will not only reduce our carbon footprint, but also will position the U.S. to thrive in a twenty-first century economy.

Budget

I believe our budget should strengthen Social Security and Medicare and invest in job growth through infrastructure, education, and research and development, while responsibly reducing our deficits and cutting wasteful spending and redundant programs where they exist.
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Health Care

I believe we must continue to expand and innovate within our health care system to provide all Wisconsinites access to health insurance and health care that meets their needs.

Jobs and the Workforce

I have made creating jobs a number one priority and will fight to put Wisconsinites back to work and ensure long-term, sustainable growth that will power our economy for years to come.

National Security and Veterans

I emphasize the need to maintain peace and security at home and abroad, through diplomacy whenever possible and I remain committed to ensuring Wisconsin’s 400,000 veterans get the benefits they have earned.

Supporting Seniors

While in Congress, I have made protection of critical programs for our seniors such as Social Security and Medicare one of my top priorities.

Equality

I oppose discrimination in all forms, whether based on gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation. As a co-chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, I am a champion for equality and I have fought tirelessly to end discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender individuals.

Protecting the Right to Vote

I am a leader in the fight to ensure that every American can vote without fear of disenfranchisement. I believe a country built on the foundation of civic participation should never tolerate any politically-motivated threats to our ability to express our views at the polls.

Agriculture

I am dedicated to protecting America’s family farmers and ensuring that the country is able to provide quality food for all of its citizens.