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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Pocan Statement on Government Funding Bill

Dec 11, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today issued the following statement after the House passed a $1.1 trillion government package to partially fund the government through September of next year:

“I am disappointed the House passed a government funding package riddled with special interest giveaways,” said Rep. Mark Pocan. “Most egregious is the inclusion of a provision that loosened consumer protection regulations in the Dodd-Frank reform law and allows Wall Street to engage in many of the same risky practices that crashed the global economy in 2008. The bill also weakens campaign finance limits clearing the way for more corporate money into politics. Sneaking these changes through in a 1600 page funding bill hours before a government shutdown and adjourning for the rest of the year is not the way the American people expect us to govern. We can do better.”