WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) introduced The Degrees Not Debt Act. This legislation would create a state-federal partnership program with the Department of Education, states, and public colleges or universities in order to ensure college affordability becomes a reality for all Americans.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Rep.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after the Simplifying the Application for Student Aid Act of 2016 passed the House. Earlier this year Rep. Pocan and Rep.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), and Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) led a bipartisan letter to Secretary Vilsack urging the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to update broadband speed definitions for the broadband deployment programs it oversees.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, introduced the Leveraging Effective Apprenticeships to Rebuild National Skills (LEARNS) Act.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN), and Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) introduced the Relief for Underwater Student Borrowers Act.
Madison – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) released the following statement after Secretary Ash Carter officially announced the Department of Defense’s decision to lift its ban on transgender people from serving in the armed forces.
Madison – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), along with community leaders and local activists, held a National Day of Action rally on gun violence prevention in downtown Madison.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) released the following statement as Democrats continue their sit-in demanding a vote on bills to help prevent gun violence. For 24 hours, Democrats have held the Floor to force a vote on common sense gun violence prevention measures, including universal background checks, which Americans overwhelmingly support.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), Co-Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus, released the following statement on the tragic mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. The shooting claimed the lives of 49 people as they celebrated Pride Month, making it the largest mass shooting in our nation’s history.
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Openly gay U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, in a floor speech June 5, urged passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, legislation that would ban workplace bias based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Democrat from Madison also criticized ExxonMobil and its shareholders, who in May rejected a policy to protect LGBT workers from discrimination.
It's been an interesting first five months for freshman United States Congressman Mark Pocan. He's introduced a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to a vote, he's been featured on the wildly popular comedy show “The Colbert Report,” and he has jumped into the fray of politics in Washington D.C.
U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan and Gwen Moore, D-Wis., are recognizing LGBT Pride, ushering in June with statements celebrating the rainbow-splashed month.
Congressman Mark Pocan of Wisconsin’s second district – covering the counties of Dane, Iowa, Sauk, Lafayette, Green, Rock and Richland – has this week off, away from the legislative body, and is taking time to tour six local communities to hold listening sessions.
U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan visited Baraboo on Tuesday during a six-stop, two-day listening session tour of the counties in his district. The Democratic congressman, who formerly served for more than a decade in the state Legislature, heard from more than a dozen area residents on issues ranging from the environment to the Benghazi attack.
A pair of Democratic congressmen is pushing an amendment that would place an affirmative right to vote in the U.S. Constitution. According to Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), who is sponsoring the legislation along with Rep.
The U.S. House voted last week to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Not for the first time, mind you, but for the 37th time.
When aspiring Americans take the citizenship test, they are asked, “What is the most important right granted to U.S. citizens?” The correct answer? The right to vote. That is because the right to vote is not just important, it is fundamental — it represents nothing less than the right that preserves all the other liberties Americans hold dear.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made a point of emphasizing during the Bush v. Gore arguments in December 2000 that there is no federal constitutional guarantee of a right to vote for president. He was right about that. Indeed, as the reform group FairVote reminds us: “Because there is no right to vote in the U.S.
U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) announced Monday legislation to amend the U.S. Constitution to guarantee the right to vote.