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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Press Releases

Feb 19, 2014 Press Release
STEM Competition for 2nd District High School Students

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congressman Pocan is pleased to participate in the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, the “House Student App Challenge." This is a new competition that is designed to encourage students’ creativity and participation in STEM education fields. Established by Members of the U.S.

Feb 11, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement today in support of “The Day We Fight Back” day of activism against National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance:

Feb 4, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement on the budget forecast released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO):

Jan 30, 2014 Press Release
Bill would restore honor for gay veterans discharged due to sexual orientation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Charlie Rangel (NY-13), lead sponsors of the bipartisan “Restore Honor to Service Members Act,” today applauded the introduction of this bill in the U.S. Senate by Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).

Jan 28, 2014 Press Release
Pocan brought Mount Horeb resident Brian Krueger as his guest for President’s annual address

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement on the President’s State of the Union address. Pocan’s guest for the speech was Brian Krueger, a constituent from Mount Horeb, who recently lost his emergency unemployment insurance due to Congressional inaction.

Jan 27, 2014 Press Release

U.S.  Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) announced today that he will take Mount Horeb resident Brian Krueger as his guest to tomorrow’s State of the Union Address. Mr. Krueger, a steamfitter who was laid off from his job this past June, lost his unemployment insurance on December 28th because Congress failed to take action to extend this vital lifeline.

Jan 24, 2014 Press Release
Wisconsin Ranks 14th in the Nation for Individuals who have Lost Unemployment Benefits


Jan 16, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today applauded University of Wisconsin-Madison’s strengthened commitment to expand college opportunity.

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.