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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

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Sep 28, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case Janus v. AFSCME Council 31.
Sep 26, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today spoke on the House Floor to condemn President Trump’s divisive rhetoric and insults, and instead draw attention to the nation’s most pressing issues, and show support for Americans who exercise their right to #TakeAKnee.
Sep 26, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Elise Stefanik (NY-21) today called for a vote on H.R. 2482, the Perkins Loans Extension Act, after more than half of the members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed on as cosponsors.
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Sep 25, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), Gwen Moore (WI-04), and Ron Kind (WI-03) today wrote to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, asking him whether or not he would allow health insurers to discriminate against patients with pre-existing conditions, effectively blocking their access to affordable coverage.
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Sep 20, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement regarding graffiti that was painted on a memorial near the Gates of Heaven Synagogue in Madison, Wisconsin. The graffiti included swastikas and a pro-Trump message.
Sep 20, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) this week joined members of the Wisconsin Congressional Delegation in calling on the U.S. Departments of State, Transportation, and Commerce to enforce the Open Skies agreements with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Enforcing these agreements is critical to protecting the jobs of more than 1,000 U.S. airline employees in Wisconsin and thousands more across the country.
Sep 13, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today joined House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Vice Chair Linda Sánchez (D-CA) to launch the Jobs for America Task Forces, a unified effort from the House Democratic Caucus to craft a real legislative agenda that will benefit hardworking Americans and middle-class families.
Aug 25, 2017 Press Release
In response to President Trump’s signing of an executive order that imposed fresh economic sanctions on Venezuela today, U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), John Conyers, Jr. (MI-13), and Ro Khanna (CA-17) released the following statement and reiterated their call for a diplomatic solution to Venezuela’s political and economic crisis.
Aug 21, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, tonight live fact checked Speaker Paul Ryan’s so-called public ‘town hall’ on CNN. Pocan posted fact checks to his Twitter page @RepMarkPocan throughout the event.
Aug 14, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, will live fact check Speaker Paul Ryan’s so-called public ‘town hall’ on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 9:00 PM EDT. Pocan will post fact checks to his Twitter page @RepMarkPocan throughout the event.

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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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