Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin
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Jun 30, 2016 Press Release

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.

Jun 29, 2016 Press Release

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.

Jun 23, 2016 Press Release

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.

Jun 13, 2016 Press Release

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.

Jun 9, 2016 Press Release

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.

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Jun 1, 2016 Press Release

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.

May 19, 2016 Press Release

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.

May 18, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after the Republican majority rejected his amendment with Rep.

May 17, 2016 Press Release

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.

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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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