Pocan Kicks Off #MoreWork2Do Week to highlight major priorities Congress should take up before leaving on vacation
MADISON, WI—Imagine if a gallon of milk suddenly cost $7 at every grocery store in south central Wisconsin. Unfortunately, that could become a reality starting in 2014 if Congress does not pass a new Farm Bill by the end of the year. At a press conference today in Madison at the Jenifer Street Market, U.S. Rep.
Pocan previously joined ALEC to expose its potentially illegal lobbying activities
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement on today’s Guardian story detailing the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) new efforts to shield itself against tax laws.
Urges Speaker Boehner to bring up bill for a vote
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) announced today that he has co-sponsored comprehensive immigration reform legislation and urged Speaker Boehner to bring the bill up for a vote as soon as possible. The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, H.R. 15, which is modeled after the bipartisan immigration reform bill that passed the U.S.
Washington, DC— Today, Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) along with Congressman Ron Kind (WI-03) and Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) sent a letter to Governor Scott Walker expressing frustration with his most recent BadgerCare decision and urging him not to delay insurance coverage for approximately 80,000 Wisconsinites.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—As the United States continues to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive new trade deal with 11 other countries that would affect nearly every sector of the American economy, Congress and the American people continue to be left in the dark on the contents of the deal. In response, today U.S. Rep.
MADISON, WI--U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement honoring Veterans Day.
MADISON, WI—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today applauded the U.S. Senate on its bipartisan passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and called on Speaker Boehner to bring the commonsense legislation up for a vote in the House. ENDA would extend federal employment discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
Calls on House to take up bill and end LGBT-based discrimination in the workplace
MADISON, WI—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a co-chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, today released the following statement after the Senate moved to advance the bipartisan Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would extend federal employment discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
$89 million cut in SNAP funding will impact more than 800,000 Wisconsinites
MADISON, WI—Starting tomorrow, November 1st, more than 800,000 families in Wisconsin who rely on food stamps will see reductions in their benefits that will make it harder for them to put food on their tables. Due to the expiration of a temporary boost to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that was included in the 2009 American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, Wisconsin will se
WASHINGTON, D.C.—As the Budget Conference Committee begins its negotiations today on a comprehensive budget plan, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the House Budget Committee, today encouraged his colleagues to ensure their work focuses on the top problem facing our country: the need for further economic growth that will get the people of Wisconsin and America back to work.