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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

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Jan 8, 2014

“Unfortunately, many Americans live on the outskirts of hope--some because of their poverty, and some because of their color, and all too many because of both. Our task is to help replace their despair with opportunity.

This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America. I urge this Congress and all Americans to join with me in that effort.

It will not be a short or easy struggle, no single weapon or strategy will suffice, but we shall not rest until that war is won. The richest Nation on earth can afford to win it. We cannot afford to lose it.” – President Johnson, January 8, 1964

Jul 30, 2013

Forty-eight years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Act, enacting Medicare and Medicaid into law and establishing a promise to our nation’s seniors. For nearly half a century, Medicare has provided vital health care security for seniors and people with disabilities. In the Badger State alone, Medicare helps hundreds of thousands of seniors afford their care.

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Jun 24, 2013

A few weeks ago, I was honored to participate in the third annual NOH8 On The Hillcampaign, joining nearly 70 new members of Congress, including two Senators, in support of marriage equality and equal rights for all Americans.

Jun 20, 2013

From Thursday, June 13, to Wednesday, June 19, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) participated in the SNAP Challenge and live on the national weekly average food stamp benefit of $31.50 (or $4.50 a day) for one week.

Jun 18, 2013

From Thursday, June 13, to Wednesday, June 19, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) will participate in the SNAP Challenge and live on the national weekly average food stamp benefit of $31.50 (or $4.50 a day) for one week.

Jun 13, 2013

From Thursday, June 13, to Wednesday, June 19, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) will participate in the SNAP Challenge and live on the national weekly average food stamp benefit of $31.50 (or $4.50 a day) for one week.