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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Press Releases

Oct 16, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the House Budget Committee, today released the following statement after voting to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling, thus avoiding a disastrous default by the United States.  The government had been closed for 16 days.

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Oct 15, 2013 Press Release
GOP-instigated default would harm Wisconsin seniors, veterans, students, small businesses and middle class families

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Just two days until the government reaches its borrowing limit and risks defaulting on its loans, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today highlighted the severe effects a government default would have on nearly every single Wisconsinite.

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Oct 12, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Twelve days into the GOP-induced government shutdown that has furloughed Wisconsin workers, threatened the food security of 113,000 Wisconsin women and children, and stalled business for Wisconsin companies, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) took action today to force a vote to reopen the government.

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Oct 8, 2013 Press Release
U.S. announced today it expects to complete work on the massive new trade deal by the end of the year

WASHINGTON—As the United States announced today it expects to complete work on a major new foreign trade agreement by the end of the year, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan today expressed continued concerns with the deal and encouraged Congress not to “fast track” the agreement for approval.

Oct 1, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement after the government shutdown at 12:01 a.m. on October 1, 2013.

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Sep 30, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC--Less than 24 hours before  a potential government shutdown, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan released the following statement on the continued threat of a Tea Party-instigated government shutdown:

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Sep 25, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Looking for multiple options and low health care costs? According to a new report released today from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), that’s exactly what Wisconsinites will get in the Health Insurance Marketplace that was established by the Affordable Care Act.

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Sep 20, 2013 Press Release
 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the House Budget Committee, today voted against a funding bill that caters to the Tea Party wing of the Republican party and moves the government closer to a shut down.

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Sep 19, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today will vote against Republican legislation that would deny food assistance benefits for approximately 150,000 of Wisconsin’s poorest citizens, including children, seniors and veterans.

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Sep 19, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—While the Supreme Court’s ruling in United States v. Windsor represented a landmark victory for equality and federal recognition of same sex marriages, discriminatory federal practices remain that leave employees in same-sex domestic partnerships without the rights and protections their heterosexual colleagues receive.

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