Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin
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Apr 26, 2016 Press Release

Madison — U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today announced the winners of his 2016 Congressional Art Competition at an event at the Goodman South Madison Library Monday night with the student artists, the panel of judges, teachers and other community members.

Apr 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement in response to the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) tentative decision to allow Norwegian Air International to operate flights to the United States.

Apr 21, 2016 Press Release

Madison – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) will host his series of annual listening sessions this spring in counties throughout Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District from May 2 – 7. These listening sessions are open to the public and no RSVP is needed.

Apr 20, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) introduced the Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act, which would prohibit federal agencies from considering a tribe’s marijuana policy when disbursing federal dollars to sovereign tribes.

Apr 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Jim Renacci (OH-16) and Mark Pocan (WI-02) were joined by Reps. Daniel Webster (FL-10), John Carney (DE at-large), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), and Richard Hanna (NY-22) to introduce bipartisan legislation to eliminate a Washington-created budget gimmick and protect employees and their employers.

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Apr 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement in support of the nearly 40,000 Verizon workers from Massachusetts to Virginia poised to strike tomorrow for a fair contract.

Apr 5, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced new regulations to limit corporate tax inversions:

Mar 29, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after the United States Supreme Court delivered its decision in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, affirming the rights of teachers and other public sector employees to have a seat at the table and the ability to strengthen their profession through union representation.

Mar 22, 2016 Press Release

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) sent a letter to Governor Scott Walker calling on him to immediately restore food assistance to thousands of Wisconsinites by requesting and reinstating the federal waiver for 20 counties and 10 cities with high unemployment rates.

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Jun 5, 2013 In The News

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.

Jun 4, 2013 In The News

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.

Jun 3, 2013 In The News

U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan and Gwen Moore, D-Wis., are recognizing LGBT Pride, ushering in June with statements celebrating the rainbow-splashed month.

May 30, 2013 In The News

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.

May 29, 2013 In The News

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.

May 27, 2013 In The News

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.

May 22, 2013 In The News

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.

May 22, 2013 In The News

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.

May 15, 2013 In The News

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.

May 13, 2013 In The News

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.

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