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Mar 16, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, co-chairs of the Defense Spending Reduction Caucus, Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI) & Barbara Lee (D-CA), as well as Marine veteran Representative Jake Auchincloss (D-MA) led a letter of 50 colleagues to President Biden urging him to decrease the Pentagon’s budget in his forthcoming proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2022. Under Donald Trump, the defense budget ballooned to $740 billion—a more than 20% increase during his tenure. As over 535,000 Americans have lost their lives to COVID-19, now is the time to show the American people that the Biden-Harris administration prioritizes their health, housing, education, and jobs over billions more towards forever wars abroad.
Mar 15, 2021 Press Release
​WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI) and André Carson (D-IN) led a letter of 17 colleagues to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken requesting the State department take additional action to ensure that the Israeli government provide COVID-19 vaccines and facilitate vaccination programs for Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza.
Mar 12, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Labor Caucus announced its newly selected Vice Chairs, Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA), Jesús G. “Chuy” García, (D-IL), Jahana Hayes (D-CT), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Stephen Lynch (D-MA), and Susan Wild (D-PA).
Mar 9, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement ahead of the House of Representative’s vote on the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.
Mar 9, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, members of the Labor Caucus voted to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, comprehensive labor legislation to protect workers’ right to stand together and bargain for fairer wages, better benefits and safer workplaces. The Labor Caucus Co-Chairs – Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Steven Horsford (D-NV), Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA) and Tom Suozzi (D-NY) – endorsed the PRO Act in January.
Feb 18, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR),Sam Graves (R-MO), and Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) led a bipartisan group of 94 Members of Congress introducing a resolution to recognize this week as “Public Schools Week.” At a time when 90% of all students in the United States attend public school and states are working closely with teachers to ensure schools can safely reopen, Congress has a duty to prioritize strengthening and investing in our nation’s public schools.
Feb 2, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) wrote a letter today to Mark Zuckerberg, Chairman and CEO of Facebook, demanding information as to why anti-vaccination activists that shut down Dodger Stadium—one of the largest COVID-19 vaccination centers in the nation—were allowed to organize and spread misinformation about COVID-19 on Facebook and what new actions Facebook will take to find and remove similar efforts on their platform. The letter comes after a Facebook page with almost 3,000 followers was able to organize an anti-vaccination protest across multiple groups on the platform and successfully shut down Dodger Stadium this weekend—a vaccination center administering up to 8,000 vaccine shots a day.
Jan 29, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Labor Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Linda Sánchez (D-CA), and Tom Suozzi (D-NY) released the following statement announcing the Caucus’ endorsement of a slate of pro-labor bills introduced in Congress: The Raise the Wage Act, the National Apprenticeship Act, and the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.
Jan 28, 2021 Press Release
MADISON, WI – Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement in response to the Wisconsin State Legislature voting to overturn Governor Tony Evers’ statewide mask mandate.
Jan 25, 2021 Press Release
MADISON, WI – Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden signing an executive order strengthening the federal government’s “Buy American” rules.

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Jan 13, 2015 In The News

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May 29, 2014 In The News

By Erik Gunn

On an overcast April afternoon, Mark Pocan fields questions in the council chambers of Reedsburg's city hall.

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.

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