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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

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Feb 20, 2020 Press Release

U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, urging the administration to immediately restore all U.S. funding for humanitarian aid in Gaza, including United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) funding.

Feb 14, 2020 Press Release

U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02) today sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, urging the Secretary to immediately cease efforts to deport Hmong people living in the United States. The letter was co-signed with Rep. Gwen Moore (WI-04) and Senator Tammy Baldwin.

Feb 6, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement ahead of the vote on the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.

Feb 5, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after the Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump at the conclusion of his impeachment trial.

Feb 3, 2020 Press Release

U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today announced Kathy Honerbaum, a retired nurse of over 50 years in Dodgeville, as his guest for the State of the Union. Honerbaum, after recently being diagnosed with breast cancer, was prescribed Ibrance, a $13,000 per month drug, with a $2,800 copay with Medicare Part D. If H.R.

Jan 9, 2020 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), today released the following statement after Congress voted to restrict President Trump’s ability to wage war in Iran.

Jan 3, 2020 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), today released the following statement after the U.S. military’s assassination of General Qasem Soleimani, leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force.

Dec 19, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement following the House of Representatives vote on the implementing bill for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

Dec 19, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following video after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump. See the full text of his video below.

Dec 6, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), today released the following statement after the passage of H.Res.326, Affirming Support for a Two-State Solution and opposition to settlement expansion in the West Bank.

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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

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