Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed

Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Media

Latest News

Sep 13, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today introduced legislation that would impose a temporary moratorium on mergers and acquisitions between large farm, food, and grocery companies, as well as establish a commission to strengthen antitrust enforcement in the agribusiness industry.
Sep 13, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), James P. McGovern (MA-02), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Betty McCollum (MN-04), Raúl Grijalva (AZ-03), and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) today released the following statement condemning the Trump Administration’s recent actions harming the Palestinian people.
Sep 5, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Donald Norcross (NJ-01), and Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today issued the findings of their “Future of Work, Wages, and Labor” initiative – launched in early 2016.
Aug 29, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today sent a letter to President Trump, reiterating their previous request to provide federal assistance for flood recovery efforts in southcentral Wisconsin and highlighting additional needs stemming from this week’s flooding.
Aug 21, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today sent a letter to President Trump, asking him to provide federal assistance for flood recovery efforts and to support Dane County should Governor Walker make a request for FEMA to conduct damage assessments and seek a federal disaster declaration.
Jul 30, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Barbara Lee (CA-13), and John Yarmuth (KY-03) today led 70 House Democrats in writing to Mike Pompeo and John Bolton, calling on the Trump Administration to immediately take action and reinstate U.S. funding to alleviate the growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
Jul 26, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s failure to reunite all 2,551 immigrant children over the age of five with their parents by today’s court-ordered deadline.
Jul 12, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) today introduced the Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act. The legislation would convene a commission of experts to provide a roadmap for Congress to implement a humane immigration enforcement system that upholds the dignity of all individuals, which includes terminating the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) within one year of enactment.
Jun 27, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, which undermines public sector unions’ long-held practice of collecting “fair share fees” for the services they are legally required to provide workers.
Jun 25, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today announced that he will introduce legislation that would abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), following his trip to the southern border where he witnessed the nation’s immigration crisis.

Pages

In The News

Jul 3, 2018 In The News
Over the past year, President Donald Trump has turned Immigration and Customs Enforcement into a mass deportation force to support his political agenda, so misusing the agency that it’s no longer effective. In response, I’m proposing legislation to abolish ICE and transfer its legitimate functions to other government agencies.
Jul 2, 2018 In The News
With the President grossly misusing ICE and the agency broken beyond repair, I'm proposing legislation to abolish the agency. Specifically, my bill would dissolve ICE within six months and create a commission to provide recommendations to Congress on how the US government can implement a humane immigration enforcement system that upholds the dignity of all individuals. The commission would then transfer necessary functions that do not violate basic human rights to other agencies.
Nov 30, 2017 In The News
The Senate tax bill truly is a matter of life or death for the millions of Americans who could lose access to health coverage under this plan. With enough public pressure, Senate Republicans might feel compelled to stand up to the endless greed of their donors and stop their unrelenting attack on what we all hold dear — our health.
Issues:
Oct 10, 2017 In The News
For nearly three years, the United States has been participating alongside a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in a brutal military campaign in Yemen. The United States is selling the Saudi monarchy missiles and warplanes, assisting in the coalition’s targeting selection for aerial bombings and actively providing midair refueling for Saudi and United Arab Emirates jets that conduct indiscriminate airstrikes— the leading cause of civilian casualties. Meanwhile, the Saudi coalition is starving millions of Yemenis as a grotesque tactic of war.
Feb 28, 2017 In The News
As my Democratic colleagues and I attend tonight’s speech, we will be accompanied by DREAMers like Lupe; Muslim Americans like Aneelah Afzali, a longtime local community activist whose mosque was vandalized after the election; and Hameed Darweesh, an Iraqi interpreter who was detained at an airport due to Trump’s travel ban. We believe that the president should have to look our brothers and sisters in the eyes—fellow Americans caught in the cross hairs of bigotry —before he offers up clichés about inclusion and understanding.
Jan 12, 2017 In The News
​U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan led a group of openly gay members of Congress in sending a letter of opposition on Thursday to the committee considering Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos, citing her financial support for anti-gay causes and organizations.
Issues:
Jan 11, 2017 In The News
Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan, the Wisconsin Democrat who serves as first vice chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, has offered a framework for applying the standard. “President-elect Trump’s nomination of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, as secretary of state, signals that U.S. diplomacy is now in the pockets of big oil. Tillerson has spent his entire career putting the profits of Exxon over our country’s national interests,” says Pocan.
Jan 10, 2017 In The News

The Progressive

By Ruth Conniff 

Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education, is the only member of the incoming administration so far to have her confirmation hearing delayed.

Issues:

Pages

Videos

Jun 12, 2015 Video

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today gave the following statement on the House floor urging his colleagues to vote no on the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) bill and Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), also known as “fast track” legislation.

Mar 28, 2013 Video

Rep. Mark Pocan recently went on WISC's "Live at Five" to discuss how he is transitioning to Congress, his priorities for the year, and his thoughts on the marriage equality cases in front of the Supreme Court.

Mar 26, 2013 Video

Rep. Mark Pocan spoke with Thomas Roberts on the Supreme Court's opportunity in the coming days and weeks to move our country closer to marriage equality

Pages