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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), along with 26 House Democrats, sent a letter to President Obama urging him to consider renegotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to include explicit protections for the LGBT community.
MADISON – Today, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) announced the schedule for Summer Office Hours across Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District. Outreach staff will be present at each event.
Washington, DC – U.S. Rep.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after the GOP majority executed two anti-equality measures in major legislation this week, with the complicity of Speaker Paul Ryan.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after the Republican majority rejected his amendment with Rep.
WASHINGTON, DC — Members of Congress today stood with Colombia’s trade unions and called on the Administration to fully enforce the Colombia Free Trade Agreement and protect unionists abroad. During the press conference, Members of Congress and the unionists highlighted how the Colombia Free Trade Agreement has proved to be both inadequate and unenforceable.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and U.S. Representatives Ron Kind (D-WI 3), Gwen Moore (D-WI 4) and Mark Pocan (D-WI 2) today called on the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct a review of Wisconsin’s voter identification requirements and consider bringing a legal challenge or join litigation in Wisconsin’s Eastern and Western District Courts.
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House representatives announced the "Restore Honor to Service Members Act" last Wednesday, seeking to retroactively correct the records of gay and lesbian veterans who were dishonorably discharged under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT).
A bill circulating in the House would upgrade the service records of gay, lesbian and bisexual troops who were discharged due to sexual orientation and eventually open the door to veterans’ benefits.
Two House Democrats are working to build support for legislation that would streamline the process for veterans to remove the blemish on their discharge papers if they were expelled for being gay and their service wasn’t characterized as honorable.
This weekend’s editorial “Benefit levels not the problem” correctly identifies the severe hunger crisis in this nation as a “national calamity,” but incorrectly asks readers to choose between a focus on job creation and providing food assistance to those living in extreme poverty. The fact of the matter is, we can, and we must, do both.
Under new legislation proposed by Democrats Rep. Charlie Rangel (NY) and Rep. Mark Pocan (WI), U.S. military service members who were discharged because of their sexual orientation can now have their records restored to reflect their honorable service.
Rep. Mark Pocan aims to “close the book” on the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” with new legislation to codify the way those discharged under the military’s ban on out gay service members are treated by the military.
The U.S. House later today (June 18) is expected to vote on a bill that would place a national ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
The measure is not expected to advance in the U.S. Senate but, if it did, would face a veto at the White House. Still, Republicans in the House want to use their votes on the right-wing legislation in their re-election campaigns.
The food U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (D-Madison) consumes for one week is purchased solely with a food stamp budget. “So many things I had to put back on the shelf that I couldn’t afford. Trying to get something that’s a nutritional week of food is very difficult.”
Every day in America, 47 million Americans, including more than 800,000 Wisconsinites, use food stamps - a budget of $4.50 for food per day - to afford their daily meals.