Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin
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Pocan Laments Continued Threat of Tea Party Government Shutdown

Sep 30, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC--Less than 24 hours before  a potential government shutdown, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan released the following statement on the continued threat of a Tea Party-instigated government shutdown:

"Threatening a shutdown isn’t fun and games; it’s detrimental to our economy and the security of middle class families. Unfortunately, we are seeing another reckless attempt by Republicans to placate the extreme wings of their party, and not a good-faith effort to keep our government running. Commonsense legislators need to stand up to the hostage takers and let them know that forcing a government shutdown is not a responsible action. It’s time to get our job done."