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Jul 18, 2019 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), joined U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) to unveil the Stop Wall Street Looting Act.
Jul 18, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act. Pocan is one of the authors of the legislation and led his colleagues in introducing the bill earlier this year.
Jul 12, 2019 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) applauded the House of Representatives for passing an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would correct the military records of service members discharged solely due to their sexual orientation to reflect their honorable service and reinstate the benefits they earned.
Jun 26, 2019 Press Release
Today, as Americans celebrate LGBT Pride Month, U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Katie Hill (CA-25), along with U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), reintroduced the Restore Honor to Service Members Act.
Jun 12, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02) and David B. McKinley, P.E. (WV-01) today reintroduced H.R. 3219, the U.S. Call Center and Consumer Protection Act, to deter American companies from sending call center and service jobs to foreign countries.
Jun 7, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), Dan Kildee (MI-05), and Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today sent a letter urging Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. to support their employees’ right to unionize at the company’s Chattanooga, Tennessee plant.
May 29, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today led 73 House Democrats in calling on Delta Air Lines to immediately end its anti-union campaign that has been extensively reported on in recent weeks.
May 29, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s remarks at the U.S. Department of Justice.
May 22, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today reintroduced a bill to place an immediate moratorium on large acquisitions and mergers in the food and agriculture sector.
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May 22, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) today led more than 70 Members of Congress in requesting information from Boeing regarding reports of retaliation against six union organizers at the company’s South Carolina facility late last year.

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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 25, 2013 In The News

Can anything be done to enhance federal voting rights?

This time, the answer is yes.

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).

Jun 25, 2013 In The News

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Tuesday to void a key part of the federal Voting Rights Act "is an assault on what should be our most fundamental right as Americans," according to U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison).

Jun 21, 2013 In The News

A bill circulating in the House would upgrade the service records of gay, lesbian and bisexual troops who were discharged due to sexual orientation and eventually open the door to veterans’ benefits.

Jun 20, 2013 In The News

Two House Democrats are working to build support for legislation that would streamline the process for veterans to remove the blemish on their discharge papers if they were expelled for being gay and their service wasn’t characterized as honorable.

Jun 19, 2013 In The News

Under new legislation proposed by Democrats Rep. Charlie Rangel (NY) and Rep. Mark Pocan (WI), U.S. military service members who were discharged because of their sexual orientation can now have their records restored to reflect their honorable service.

Jun 19, 2013 In The News

Rep. Mark Pocan aims to “close the book” on the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” with new legislation to codify the way those discharged under the military’s ban on out gay service members are treated by the military.

Jun 19, 2013 In The News

This weekend’s editorial “Benefit levels not the problem” correctly identifies the severe hunger crisis in this nation as a “national calamity,” but incorrectly asks readers to choose between a focus on job creation and providing food assistance to those living in extreme poverty. The fact of the matter is, we can, and we must, do both.

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