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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

In The News

Jan 23, 2014 In The News

By Gina Duwe

JANESVILLE--Stephanie Ransom of Beloit and her 3-year-old daughter are living on $50 in food stamps after her unemployment compensation ended last month.

Mike Marko of Janesville could be dipping into his savings and retirement soon after his unemployment expires in less than two weeks.

Jan 15, 2014 In The News

By Ed O'Keefe

President Obama may get some help from members of the audience during his State of the Union address later this month when he calls on Congress to pass an extension of unemployment insurance and to raise the minimum wage.

Jan 14, 2014 In The News

By Arthur Delaney

A pair of House Democrats hope to put a face on the problem of expired unemployment insurance by encouraging their colleagues to invite jobless constituents to the president's State of the Union address later this month.

Jan 13, 2014 In The News

By Tiffany Yapp

Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan is among the Democrats calling on Congress to immediately extend unemployment benefits.

The possible extension is back on the table in the U.S. Senate this week.

On December 28th, 1.3 million Americans lost their unemployment benefits.

Jan 11, 2014 In The News

By Rep. Mark Pocan

Supporting those who are unemployed is part of the fundamental contract we enter as citizens of this great country.

Dec 18, 2013 In The News

By Dee J. Hall

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, Tuesday defended his 'no' vote on the budget deal crafted by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Janesville.

And he warned that an even more important vote will be early next year on whether to raise the federal debt ceiling.

Dec 16, 2013 In The News

By John Nichols

Most members of Congress were pleased with themselves Thursday.

They agreed to agree — crossing lines of partisanship and ideology — on an austerity budget that, as Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio has noted, “won't create jobs, get the economy back on track, or meaningfully cut the deficit.”

That's not the worst of it.

Dec 13, 2013 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Mark Pocan, D-2nd District, fasted for 24 hours in solidarity with activists who also are fasting in a push for immigration reform, his office announced.

Pocan wants Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform before the end of the year, but Congress is scheduled to end its work for the year this week.

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