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Meet Congressman Mark Pocan

Congressman Mark Pocan was sworn in as the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin’s second congressional district in 2013 following 14 years in the Wisconsin State Assembly. A small business owner, union member, and lifelong advocate for progressive causes, Rep. Pocan is committed to using his experience from both the private and public sectors to fight for policies that promote economic and social justice and support the families of south central Wisconsin.

In the 117th Congress, he serves on the House Appropriations Committee where he sits on the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee; the Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration Subcommittee; and the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee. He also serves on the House Education and Labor Committee.

Rep. Pocan is the co-founder and Co-Chair of the Labor Caucus, where he works to advance the needs of the labor movement, combat the issues facing working families, and connect legislators directly with unions and union leaders.

He is also the co-founder and Co-Chair of the Defense Spending Reduction Caucus with Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA), dedicated to reducing the Pentagon’s bloated defense budget and reinvesting in the needs of the American people, including healthcare, housing, jobs, combating climate change, and education.

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Committees and Caucuses

Congressman Pocan is proud to serve on the House Committee on Appropriations and the House Committee on Education and Labor.

He is also a member of numerous caucuses including:

  • Congressional Progressive Caucus (Chair Emeritus)
  • Labor Caucus (Co-Chair & Co-Founder)
  • Defense Spending Reduction Caucus (Co-Chair & Co-Founder)
  • Equality Caucus (Co-Chair)
  • Rural Broadband Caucus
  • Pro-Choice Caucus
  • Small Business Caucus
  • Safe Climate Caucus
  • Public Education Caucus
  • Cooperative Business Caucus
  • Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus
  • Native American Caucus
  • Animal Protection Caucus
  • House Bike Caucus
  • House Organic Caucus
  • Primary Care Caucus
  • Victims’ Rights Caucus


For more information about Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District, click here.