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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Press Releases

Sep 24, 2015 Press Release
Bill will extend Perkins Loans for one year

Washington, D.C - U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), along with Rep. Mike Bishop (R-MI), introduced the Higher Education Extension Act of 2015, H.R.

Sep 24, 2015 Press Release
In light of damaging Department of Transportation report and Verona Road Construction delay, more funding is needed

Washington, D.C - U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) urges Gov. Walker to call a special session to address Wisconsin’s crumbling infrastructure after the Department of Transportation announced the Verona Road construction project will be delayed due to transportation funding cuts in the state’s budget.

Sep 22, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C - U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), 1st Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), along with CPC Co-Chairs, U.S. Reps. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Raúl M.

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Sep 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C - U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) announced that social justice advocate, Sister Maureen McDonnell, will be his guest to attend Pope Francis’s address to Congress on September 24th. Sister McDonnell is a member of the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation and a retired member of the clergy ministry staff at Edgewood College.

Sep 14, 2015 Press Release
Sent Letter in June Asking Department of Education to Streamline FAFSA Form
Washington, D.C - U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) issued the following statement after President Obama announced his plan to simplify the student financial aid process, allowing students to complete their FAFSA’s using prior-prior income data retrieved electronically from the IRS.
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Sep 9, 2015 Press Release
Bill Helps Provide Better Funding Opportunities for Young Scientists

Washington, D.C - U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today introduced the Next Generation Researchers Act which aims to promote and provide opportunities for new researchers and earlier research independence.

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Sep 9, 2015 Press Release
Program Helps Support Over 500,000 Students

Washington, D.C – Today, U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) stood with education advocacy organizations and students to urge Congress to reauthorize the Federal Perkins Loan program before it expires on September 30th.

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Aug 19, 2015 Press Release
Stresses Important Role these Small Businesses Play in Innovation and Job Creation

Washington, D.C – Today Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), 1st Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and small business owner, will tour two local Madison startups, Invenra Inc. and SmartQU, as part of Start-Up Day Across America, a bipartisan effort to raise awareness about the important role startups play in the economy.

Aug 6, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C – On the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), 1st Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, calls for a renewed effort to ensure the right to vote.

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