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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Press Releases

Oct 5, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C - U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) calls for the immediate release of the Trans-Pacific Partnership text today after negotiators in Atlanta reached a final deal with the 12 countries involved:

Oct 2, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) today issued the following statement on the passing of Marty Beil, former Executive Director for over 30 years of the American Federation of State, Municipal and County Employees (AFSCME) Council 24, the Wisconsin State Employees:

Sep 30, 2015 Press Release
Pocan Blasts Sen. Lamar Alexander for Denying Students Much Needed Financial Aid

Washington, D.C - U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) released the following statement after Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) blocked the passage of the Higher Education Extension Act of 2015, effectively halting the reauthorization of Perkins Loans.

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Sep 29, 2015 Press Release
Bill Expands Health Care Access for People Living with HIV/AIDS

Washington, D.C - U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) introduced the HIV Clinical Services Improvement Act today, a bill which improves health care access for people living with HIV/AIDs by strengthening Ryan White Part C clinics.

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Sep 28, 2015 Press Release
Pocan Applauds Bipartisan Effort to Ensure Students have Access to Federal Financial Aid

Washington, D.C - U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) gave the following remarks on the House Floor in support of the Higher Education Extension Act of 2015, H.R. 3594, which passed the House this afternoon. The bill, introduced by Reps. Pocan and Rep.

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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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