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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

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Aug 1, 2017 Press Release
In advance of a closely watched vote to unionize a Nissan Motor Co. manufacturing plant this Thursday and Friday in Canton, Mississippi, 18 members of Congress sent President Trump a sharply worded letter this week, urging him to publicly support the collective bargaining rights of the Mississippi auto workers.
Jul 26, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus, today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to reverse military policy and ‘not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.’
Jul 25, 2017 Press Release
In response to an appeal by the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity for sensitive information on Wisconsin voters, U.S. Representatives Gwen Moore (WI-04), Mark Pocan (WI-02), and Ron Kind (WI-03), wrote a letter to the Wisconsin Elections Commission and Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette urging them to disregard the Commission’s request.
Jul 25, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today joined House Democratic leaders to discuss their bold, new economic agenda and to present Americans with ‘A Better Deal’ that will boost wages, lower costs, and unrig the economy so it works for all Americans, not special interests or just the wealthiest few.
Jul 19, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, calling for the agency to restore funding for two state veteran homeless programs after it was reported that the facilities would no longer receive federal funding.
Jul 18, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Barbara Lee (CA-13) today offered two amendments during the Appropriations Committee markup of the FY 2018 Homeland Security bill.
Jul 18, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Lloyd Doggett (TX-35) today led 16 House Democrats in calling on the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) to require multinational corporations to disclose meaningful country-by-country reporting information in their public financial statements.
Jul 14, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), today announced Ron Boehmer as the new Communications Director based in his Washington, DC office. Boehmer will replace outgoing Communications Director David Kolovson.
Jul 13, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, released the following statement after President Trump failed to meet with 300 Waukesha General Electric employees, whose jobs are being outsourced to Canada, during his trip to Wisconsin.
Jun 28, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, today introduced the Voter Roll Integrity Act, H.R. 3091 which strengthens voter protections by ensuring that states can no longer erroneously purge voter rolls without the knowledge or consent of active and still-eligible voters through a system called Interstate Cross Check.

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Dec 10, 2013 In The News

Wisconsin congressman Mark Pocan was in Madison on Monday, urging Congress to pass a new farm bill before the fast-approaching new year deadline.

Pocan kicked off his "hashtag-more-work-2-do" week to highlight major priorities Congress should take up before leaving on vacation

Dec 10, 2013 In The News

By Dave Delozier, Reporter, Margo Spann

The clock is ticking for Congress to pass a new farm bill. If an agreement can’t be reached and a bill isn’t passed before the end of the year consumers will see higher food prices.

Nov 6, 2013 In The News

Cap Times editorial    

Mark Pocan is still just a House freshman. But leaders in Washington are rapidly recognizing what Wisconsinites have known for a long time: Pocan is an incredibly hardworking and effective legislator who knows the issues and is ready to lead.

Jul 10, 2013 In The News

Editor's note: U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, a Democrat, represents Wisconsin's second congressional district. He serves on both the Budget Committee and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and has been appointed an assistant minority whip.

Jun 27, 2013 In The News

More than ever, a college diploma unlocks economic opportunity, provides students with a wealth of new skills and knowledge, and encourages innovation and growth. But more than ever, it also comes with a mountain of student loan debt.

Jun 26, 2013 In The News

Washington, D.C. -- Madison Democrat Mark Pocan, the only gay married member of Congress, hailed Wednesday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said legally married gay and lesbian couples are entitled to federal marriage benefits.

Jun 26, 2013 In The News

As he heard Wednesday’s rulings from the steps of the Supreme Court, the sole married, gay member of Congress thought about how his own marriage remains unrecognized by his home state.

Jun 26, 2013 In The News

What the U.S. Supreme Court has done, with its decision to strike down essential elements of the Voting Rights Act, is wrong.

But the court has not gone so rogue as might immediately seem to be the case in a nation that our civics teachers tell us is committed to democratic values.

Jun 25, 2013 In The News

House representatives announced the "Restore Honor to Service Members Act" last Wednesday, seeking to retroactively correct the records of gay and lesbian veterans who were dishonorably discharged under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT).

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