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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Press Releases

Nov 4, 2013 Press Release
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.

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Oct 31, 2013 Press Release
$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

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Oct 30, 2013 Press Release

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.

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Oct 29, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today announced that he has been selected to serve on the House Education & the Workforce Committee.

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Oct 29, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today became an original co-sponsor of the bipartisan and bicameral USA FREEDOM Act that would rein in the National Security Agency’s (NSA) blanket surveillance policies and protect the privacy rights of all Americans. The legislation, which is sponsored in the House by fellow Wisconsinite and Patriot Act author Rep.

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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