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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Press Releases

Jan 14, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Even with more than 1.3 million Americans experiencing the loss of their vital unemployment benefits, Congress appears no closer to resolving this damaging stalemate. In order to put a face on the grave impact inaction is having on millions of Americans, and to keep up the pressure for Congress to come to a solution, U.S. Reps.

Jan 9, 2014 Press Release
Bill would take away Congressional ability to conduct Constitutional oversight on TPP, other major trade legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released a statement opposing new legislation that would reinstitute Trade Promotion Authority, better known as “fast track” negotiation authority.

Jan 6, 2014 Press Release
An additional 1,600 Wisconsinites will lose vital benefits each week of Congressional inaction

WASHINGTON, D.C.—With the House of Representatives due to return to Washington tomorrow and more than 25,000 Wisconsinites already without unemployment insurance benefits because of Congressional inaction, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today called on Speaker Boehner to make extending these vital benefits the first priority of 2014.

Dec 13, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) is proud to announce the following exceptional students from Wisconsin’s Second Congressional District who received his nomination to one of the nation’s service academies.

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Dec 12, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the House Budget Committee, today issued the following statement after voting against the budget proposal that sets spending levels for fiscal years 2014 and 2015.

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Dec 12, 2013 Press Release
Pocan continues #MoreWork2Do Week highlighting major priorities Congress should take up before leaving on vacation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today is fasting for 24 hours in solidarity with activists across the country to build momentum for comprehensive immigration reform.

Dec 10, 2013 Press Release
Pocan continues #MoreWork2Do Week highlighting major priorities Congress should take up before leaving on vacation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today continued highlighting that Congress has #MoreWork2Do before the end of the year by releasing a new report finding that 65,000 Wisconsinites would soon lose vital unemployment insurance without Congressional action.

Dec 9, 2013 Press Release
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.

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Dec 3, 2013 Press Release
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.

Nov 20, 2013 Press Release
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.

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