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Jun 16, 2020 Press Release
The RALLIES Act would prevent the enforcement of COVID-19 liability waivers for indoor gatherings of 1,000 or more people.

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), today announced the Refusal to Accept Losses or Liability In Every Situation Act (RALLIES) Act, which would prevent liability waivers from being enforced for indoor gatherings of 1,000 or more people if the 14-day COVID case trend is increasing in the locality the gathering is being held.

Jun 15, 2020 Press Release

MADISON, WI— “Today’s Supreme Court decision is a necessary step forward for a nation that continues to fail to protect the LGBTQ community under a bigoted and prejudiced Trump administration.

Jun 12, 2020 Press Release

MADISON, WI—Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI) today sent a letter to CDC Director Dr.

Jun 5, 2020 Press Release

MADISON, WI—As the nation mourns the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black Americans at the hands of police violence, Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI) is introducing the Police Training and Accountability Act.

Jun 1, 2020 Press Release

MADISON, WI—This morning, Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) sent a letter to Peter Gaynor, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator, detailing continued problems with the amount and usability of medical and testing supplies FEMA has delivered to Wisconsin.

May 21, 2020 Press Release

MADISON, WI—Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI), Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) and Charlie Crist (D-FL) will be introducing the COVID-19 Emergency Production Act tomorrow. The bill allows, by a vote of Congress, to force the President to use the Defense Production Act (DPA).

May 19, 2020 Press Release

MADISON, WI—Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) led a group of 29 Democrats demanding that this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) authorize a level of spending below last year’s budget, in a letter to House Armed Services Committee (HASC) leadership this morning.

Apr 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) yesterday sent a letter to Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging him to take immediate action to help dairy farmers suffering economic hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mar 31, 2020 Press Release

MADISON, WI U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02) today sent a letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) demanding they not proceed with destroying records detailing the mistreatment and abuse of immigrants detained in their custody.