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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

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Feb 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Congressmen Mark Pocan (D-WI), Jared Huffman (D-CA), and Rick Nolan(D-MN) today introduced the New Deal Rural Broadband Act of 2017, an ambitious plan to connect every American home, business, and school to high-speed, reliable broadband internet that is based on Roosevelt’s New Deal rural electrification model.

Jan 31, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) along with Democratic Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), and Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) released the following statements after holding a press conference voicing opposition to President Trump’s Secretary of Labor nominee, Andy Puzder.

Jan 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), and First Vice Chair Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced plans to sign executive orders that would impose severe limitations on immigration and refugees.

Jan 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order this morning to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Jan 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), and First Vice Chair Rep.

Jan 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today was named to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, and the Subcommittee on Agriculture.

Jan 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today was selected to serve as a member of the Committee on Appropriations by his Democratic Colleagues. The Appropriations Committee is responsible for setting specific expenditures of over a trillion dollars of discretionary spending for the federal government on annual basis.

Jan 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), and First Vice Chair Rep.

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Jun 11, 2013 In The News

There is currently a threat to our community’s ability to receive the type of mail services that promote economic vitality in our region. All of us need to do our part to make sure this does not occur.

Jun 5, 2013 In The News

Openly gay U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, in a floor speech June 5, urged passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, legislation that would ban workplace bias based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The Democrat from Madison also criticized ExxonMobil and its shareholders, who in May rejected a policy to protect LGBT workers from discrimination.

Jun 4, 2013 In The News

It's been an interesting first five months for freshman United States Congressman Mark Pocan. He's introduced a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to a vote, he's been featured on the wildly popular comedy show “The Colbert Report,” and he has jumped into the fray of politics in Washington D.C.

Jun 3, 2013 In The News

U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan and Gwen Moore, D-Wis., are recognizing LGBT Pride, ushering in June with statements celebrating the rainbow-splashed month.

May 30, 2013 In The News

Congressman Mark Pocan of Wisconsin’s second district – covering the counties of Dane, Iowa, Sauk, Lafayette, Green, Rock and Richland – has this week off, away from the legislative body, and is taking time to tour six local communities to hold listening sessions.

May 29, 2013 In The News

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan visited Baraboo on Tuesday during a six-stop, two-day listening session tour of the counties in his district. The Democratic congressman, who formerly served for more than a decade in the state Legislature, heard from more than a dozen area residents on issues ranging from the environment to the Benghazi attack.

May 27, 2013 In The News

A pair of Democratic congressmen is pushing an amendment that would place an affirmative right to vote in the U.S. Constitution. According to Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), who is sponsoring the legislation along with Rep.

May 22, 2013 In The News

The U.S. House  voted last week to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Not for the first time, mind you, but for the 37th time.

May 22, 2013 In The News

When aspiring Americans take the citizenship test, they are asked, “What is the most important right granted to U.S. citizens?” The correct answer? The right to vote. That is because the right to vote is not just important, it is fundamental — it represents nothing less than the right that preserves all the other liberties Americans hold dear.

May 15, 2013 In The News

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made a point of emphasizing during the Bush v. Gore arguments in December 2000 that there is no federal constitutional guarantee of a right to vote for president. He was right about that. Indeed, as the reform group FairVote reminds us: “Because there is no right to vote in the U.S.

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