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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Rep. Pocan Named to House Appropriations Committee

Jan 11, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today was selected to serve as a member of the Committee on Appropriations by his Democratic Colleagues. The Appropriations Committee is responsible for setting specific expenditures of over a trillion dollars of discretionary spending for the federal government on annual basis.

“I look forward to bringing my years of experience on the Joint Finance Committee in the Wisconsin Assembly and my time on the Budget Committee here in Washington to the Appropriations Committee,” said Rep. Pocan. “I will continue to draw on these experiences as I fight for middle class families and those aspiring to be in the middle class in Wisconsin and across the country.”

“It is an honor to be selected to this important committee by my colleagues,” continued Rep. Pocan. “Former Representative Dave Obey served our state well as a member and chair of this committee. I am humbled to serve on a body that has such close former ties to our state under Dave Obey.”

There are 12 subcommittees under the House Appropriations Committee which has jurisdiction over almost all discretionary funding programs. Those assignments are yet to be selected.