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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

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Dec 13, 2016 Press Release

Madison – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement today after President-elect Trump nominated Rex Tillerson, the CEO of Exxon Mobil, as Secretary of State.

Dec 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) is pleased to announce the nomination of exemplary students from Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District to the Class of 2021 at the United States Service Academies.

Dec 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) provided some facts for Rep. Sean Duffy (WI-07) after he dismissed Madison, WI, as a “communist” community on FOX News, got basic facts about the recount incorrect and refused to apologize for his alarming comments.

Dec 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after the Next Generation Researchers Act passed the House & Senate as part of the 21st Century Cures Act. The Next Generation Researchers Act directs the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to promote and provide new opportunities for new researchers and earlier research independence.

Dec 7, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) called out Rep. Sean Duffy (WI-07) for dismissing Madison, WI, as a “communist” community that does not believe in democracy or freedom during a disturbing exchange with Tucker Carlson on FOX News criticizing the recount in Wisconsin.

Nov 30, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after President-elect Trump nominated Steven Mnuchin as Secretary of the Department of the Treasury:

Nov 22, 2016 Press Release

MADISON – Today, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) announced his staff will be holding fall office hours across the Second Congressional District. 

Nov 18, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) is calling on President Obama to take all steps necessary to protect those enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs after President-elect Trump reiterated his support to deport undocumented people.

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In The News

May 13, 2013 In The News

U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) announced Monday legislation to amend the U.S. Constitution to guarantee the right to vote.

May 9, 2013 In The News

Openly gay U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan’s husband has received an ID issued only to the spouses of federal lawmakers. It is the first time the House has recognized the same-sex husband of a member with the House Spouse ID.

“We’re very happy that my husband Phil (Frank) was able to get a House Spouse ID,” said Pocan, a Democrat from Madison.

May 9, 2013 In The News

For apparently the first time ever in the history of the U.S. House, a gay member of Congress has obtained a congressional ID card identifying his same-sex partner as a spouse.

May 4, 2013 In The News

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill canceling furloughs of air traffic controllers, triggered by automatic “sequester” budget cuts.

May 3, 2013 In The News

U.S. Congressman Mark Pocan, D-Madison, stopped by the Rock and Walworth County Head Start Program in Beloit Thursday morning to talk about the cuts the program is facing due to the federal sequester.

Head Start is a federally funded preschool and family program that serves low-income families.

May 3, 2013 In The News

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and U.S. Representative Mark Pocan, D-Wis., spoke at a panel on campus Thursday about the increasing federal debt and the need for citizens, specifically students, to take notice and begin acting to remedy the issue through bipartisanship.

May 2, 2013 In The News

Forty-one members of the House opposed the Reducing Flight Delays Act that was cobbled together by Congress as a rapid response to the griping of business travelers about air travel delay caused by sequester cuts to the FAA.

Twelve were sincere conservatives — such as Michigan Republican Justin Amash — who really do want to reduce not just spending but the role of government.

Apr 30, 2013 In The News

Members of the University of Wisconsin’s student government hosted a question-and-answer session with a congressman representing the Madison area Monday to talk about student issues at the federal level. 

Apr 22, 2013 In The News

Two of Madison’s elected officials are getting some love from the Washington Blade, a gay magazine in Washington, D.C.

Apr 17, 2013 In The News

The Capitol Hill office of gay freshman Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) is noticeably bare as one might expect from a lawmaker who began his first term in office just a few months ago.

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