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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin


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May 21, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement regarding the President’s most recent attempts to defy Congress regarding oversight of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
May 17, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act.
May 15, 2019 Press Release
Today, U.S. Reprsentative Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02), Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) re-introduced legislation aimed at reducing bullying and harassment, including cyberbullying, at colleges and universities around the country.
May 9, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), John Katko (NY-24), Andy Levin (MI-09), and Elise Stefanik (NY-21) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would assist in the implementation of existing professional standards for food service employees in schools.
May 8, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Linda Sánchez (CA-38) and Mark Pocan (WI-02) today introduced the Strengthening Social Security Act of 2019.
Apr 30, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement regarding the House Appropriations Subcommittee markup of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies bill for FY 2020.
Apr 18, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement regarding Attorney General William Barr’s press conference and the Mueller report being released to members of Congress and the general public.
Apr 17, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) has led the entire Wisconsin congressional delegation in introducing legislation to designate the Sun Prairie post office as the “Fire Captain Cory Barr Post Office Building.”
Apr 11, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) today released the following statement condemning Prime Minister Netanyahu’s comments on annexing the West Bank.
Apr 10, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today led more than twenty Member of Congress in reintroducing the Student Loan Refinancing Act (H.R.2186), bipartisan legislation which would remove the current restrictions on refinancing.


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.
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.
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.




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