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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Pocan Congratulates Russ Feingold on Appointment as Special Envoy to Central Africa

Jun 18, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today congratulated former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold on being named the U.S. special envoy to Africa's Great Lakes Region and the Democratic Republic of Congo by Secretary of State John Kerry.

“I have known Senator Feingold since I was a freshman in college and he was a freshman state senator. Secretary Kerry could not have picked a more passionate, hardworking and prepared public servant to represent our country in Central Africa than Russ,” Pocan said. “As former chair of the African Affairs subcommittee in the Senate Foreign Relations committee, he has the experience and commitment to further our country’s engagement in the region and to help all parties come to a peaceful resolution in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. I congratulate Senator Feingold and wish him well in his new role in service to our country.”