Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin
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Apr 16, 2013 Press Release
Invites District Students to Participate

WASHINGTON— U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today announced that his office is accepting submissions for the Congressional Art Competition, a high school visual arts contest that showcases the best student art from around the country. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 26th.

Apr 12, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep Mark Pocan (WI-02), an owner of a union small business and proponent of labor rights, today strongly criticized legislation that would effectively shut down the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and deny legal recourses for workers across the country.

Apr 10, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today commented on the decision by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to withdraw its proposal to end Saturday delivery service. Pocan is a co-sponsor of The Postal Service Protection Act of 2013, which maintains the six-day delivery schedule and gives USPS the ability to make commonsense reforms so it can meet 21st century customer needs.

Apr 10, 2013 Press Release
Pocan Supports Job Creation Measures, but Strongly Opposes Chained CPI Proposal

WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the House Budget Committee, today expressed concern with the budget proposal released by President Obama. Pocan is disappointed with the decision to include a change in how benefits are calculated for Social Security recipients, also known as a chained CPI.

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Apr 9, 2013 Press Release
Calls on Colleagues to Pass Paycheck Fairness Act

WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement in honor of Equal Pay Day, which marks the day in 2013 when women’s wages finally catch up to what men were paid in 2012.

In the second district, women make only 81 cents for every dollar earned by men. Across all of Wisconsin, women make 78 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts. 

Apr 5, 2013 Press Release

MADISON, WI—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the House Budget Committee, today commented on the monthly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  According to the report, the economy added 88,000 jobs in March and the unemployment rate fell to 7.6 percent.

Mar 26, 2013 Press Release
Court will Hear Oral Arguments this week on Challenges to Prop 8 and DOMA

MADISON, WI—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a co-chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus, today issued the following statement on the landmark marriage equality cases in front of the Supreme Court this week.

Mar 22, 2013 Press Release
Pocan Also Condemns Gov. Walker’s Decision to Reject Medicaid Expansion Funding

MADISON—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today issued the following statement on the third anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law on March 23, 2010.

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Mar 21, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the House of Representatives Committee on the Budget,  once again voted against the GOP budget proposal introduced by committee chairman Paul Ryan (WI-01).

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Mar 14, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the House Budget Committee, today issued the following statement after voting against the budget proposal that sets spending levels for fiscal years 2014 and 2015.

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