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Sep 10, 2021 Press Release
Madison, WI — U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) spoke with Ali Velshi on MSNBC last night following his Tuesday visit to Fort McCoy.
Sep 7, 2021 Press Release
Madison, WI — U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) issued the following statement prior to his inspection of Fort McCoy, an Army installation in Monroe County, Wisconsin housing more than 7,000 Afghan refugees who were recently evacuated from Afghanistan.
Sep 6, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Labor Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Steven Horsford (D-NV), Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Mark Pocan (D-WI) Linda Sánchez (D-CA), and Tom Suozzi (D-NY) issued the following statement in honor of American workers on Labor Day.
Sep 1, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after the House Armed Services Committee voted on an amendment to increase the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act by an additional $23.9 billion:
Aug 30, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Barbara Lee (CA-13), both co-founders and Co-Chairs of the Defense Spending Reduction Caucus and members of the House Appropriations Committee, sent a letter to House Armed Services Committee Chair Adam Smith today urging him and the committee to not pass a National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22 NDAA) that is larger than the level requested by President Biden earlier this year.
Aug 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) issued the following statement after House passage of the $3.5 trillion budget resolution that will shape the United States economy for years to come: 

Aug 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) issued the following statement after House passage of H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, restoring protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 

Aug 24, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) are calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to take action to reopen border crossings in Gaza to allow humanitarian aid and reconstruction materials to reach those in need.
Aug 20, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Labor Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Steven Horsford (D-NV), Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Mark Pocan (D-WI) Linda Sánchez (D-CA), and Tom Suozzi (D-NY) issued the following statement after the AFL-CIO, the United States’ largest confederation of trade unions, elected Liz Shuler as their new president, the first woman to hold the role. The AFL-CIO also elected Fred Redmond to succeed Shuler as secretary-treasurer, the first Black American to hold the office.
Aug 18, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) introduced the COVID Defense Act, which would transfer a 1.3% of U.S. military spending, $9.6 billion, to global vaccination efforts, vaccinating potentially an additional 30% of the world’s low-income population within a year.


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