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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Press Releases

Jul 10, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today applauded the bipartisan 15-7 vote of a fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP) today. ENDA has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and is a priority for Pocan and the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.

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Jul 9, 2013 Press Release
In press conference today, Pocan urges McConnell to stop obstructing Senate vote on NLRB nominees

WASHINGTON—In another transparent attempt to weaken the National  Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and deny 80 million private sector workers, both union and non-union, the protection they are guaranteed under law, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is refusing to allow votes on President Obama’s nominees to the Board.

Jul 8, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON—One week after student loan rates doubled from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent for nearly 160,000 Wisconsin students, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) once again urged GOP leadership to stop balancing the budget on the backs of students and bring up a vote to freeze student loan rates.

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Jun 27, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed legislation to enact comprehensive immigration reform in a bipartisan 68-32 vote.

Jun 26, 2013 Press Release
Court also dismisses Prop 8 on lack on standing, meaning thousands of couples in California can once again have their marriage recognized

WASHINGTON– U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a co-chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus and the only current married gay member of Congress, today issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and to dismiss the Prop 8 case on a lack of standing.

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Jun 25, 2013 Press Release
Pocan/Ellison amendment would guarantee an affirmative right to vote for all Americans, no matter where they live

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Jun 19, 2013 Press Release
Pocan Strongly Opposes GOP Plan to Kick Off Two Million Americans from Critical Program

WASHINGTON– U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) concluded the “SNAP Challenge” today, ending a week during which he lived off the food stamp budget of $4.50 of food per day to bring attention to the country’s hunger crisis and highlight Republican efforts to cut $20.5 billion from this critical food assistance program.

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Jun 19, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Almost two years since the landmark repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” tens of thousands of gay veterans who served this country with honor and dignity possess records that remain blemished with a range of discharges because of their sexuality.  To support the Department of Defense’s efforts to rectify this injustice, U.S.

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Jun 18, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today congratulated former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold on being named the U.S. special envoy to Africa's Great Lakes Region and the Democratic Republic of Congo by Secretary of State John Kerry.

Jun 18, 2013 Press Release
Republicans from Washington to Wisconsin Wasting Time and Taxpayer Dollars to Roll Back Critical Women’s Rights

WASHINGTON –U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today condemned the extreme and very likely unconstitutional bill being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives that would place a national ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and roll back critical women’s rights. A vote on the bill is scheduled for later this evening.

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