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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

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Oct 12, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement regarding news that Wisconsin consumers will face an average premium rate increase of 36 percent for individual insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. This rate increase is a direct result of the Trump Administration refusing to guarantee that the federal government will continue cost-sharing reduction payments.
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Oct 4, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement regarding news that Russian-linked Facebook ads targeted Wisconsin during the 2016 Election.
Oct 4, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today joined members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and advocates to call on Congress to reject the Ryan-McConnell tax plan.
Oct 2, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement regarding the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. According to early news reports, the shooting claimed the lives of at least 50 people, surpassing the 2016 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida and making it the deadliest mass shooting in American history.
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.

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In The News

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.

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.

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