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The U.S. House later today (June 18) is expected to vote on a bill that would place a national ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
The measure is not expected to advance in the U.S. Senate but, if it did, would face a veto at the White House. Still, Republicans in the House want to use their votes on the right-wing legislation in their re-election campaigns.
The food U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (D-Madison) consumes for one week is purchased solely with a food stamp budget. “So many things I had to put back on the shelf that I couldn’t afford. Trying to get something that’s a nutritional week of food is very difficult.”
Every day in America, 47 million Americans, including more than 800,000 Wisconsinites, use food stamps - a budget of $4.50 for food per day - to afford their daily meals.
There is currently a threat to our community’s ability to receive the type of mail services that promote economic vitality in our region. All of us need to do our part to make sure this does not occur.
Openly gay U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, in a floor speech June 5, urged passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, legislation that would ban workplace bias based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Democrat from Madison also criticized ExxonMobil and its shareholders, who in May rejected a policy to protect LGBT workers from discrimination.
It's been an interesting first five months for freshman United States Congressman Mark Pocan. He's introduced a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to a vote, he's been featured on the wildly popular comedy show “The Colbert Report,” and he has jumped into the fray of politics in Washington D.C.
U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan and Gwen Moore, D-Wis., are recognizing LGBT Pride, ushering in June with statements celebrating the rainbow-splashed month.
Congressman Mark Pocan of Wisconsin’s second district – covering the counties of Dane, Iowa, Sauk, Lafayette, Green, Rock and Richland – has this week off, away from the legislative body, and is taking time to tour six local communities to hold listening sessions.
U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan visited Baraboo on Tuesday during a six-stop, two-day listening session tour of the counties in his district. The Democratic congressman, who formerly served for more than a decade in the state Legislature, heard from more than a dozen area residents on issues ranging from the environment to the Benghazi attack.
A pair of Democratic congressmen is pushing an amendment that would place an affirmative right to vote in the U.S. Constitution. According to Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), who is sponsoring the legislation along with Rep.