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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Pocan to Serve as Senior Whip in 114th Congress

Jan 29, 2015
Press Release
Will Help Establish Legislative Priorities and Mobilize Votes on Key Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) has been tapped by Democratic House Leadership to serve as a Senior Whip in the 114th Congress. In this Caucus leadership position, Pocan will work closely with Whip Steny Hoyer to help establish legislative priorities and mobilize votes on key bills.

“I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Rep. Mark Pocan to serve as a Senior Whip in the 114th Congress,” said Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer. “Rep. Pocan is a tireless advocate for working families and is a proven leader within the Caucus, especially on education and labor issues. As the Congressional Progressive Caucus’s 1st Vice Chair, he will bring a valued perspective to the Whip team, and I look forward to working with him as we continue to advance Democrats’ agenda of job creation and expanding middle-class opportunity.”

“I am honored to serve as Senior Whip and humbled to be selected by Whip Hoyer,” said Rep. Mark Pocan. “Americans want an open and honest conversation in Washington about the issues affecting their communities. In this new leadership position, I want to help pursue the shared goals of growing America’s middle class and moving our country forward.”

A small business owner, union member and lifelong advocate for progressive causes, Rep. Pocan is committed to using his unique experience from both the private and public sector to fight for polices that promote job growth and support the families of south central Wisconsin. In Congress, he serves on both the Budget Committee and the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and was recently elected First Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Pocan previously served as an Assistant Minority Whip in the 113th Congress. 

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