MADISON, WI—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today issued the following statement in celebration of Earth Day, which was founded by former U.S. Senator from Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson:
Nearly 9/10 LGBT Students Experience Harassment in School
WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today co-sponsored the bipartisan Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA), which would prohibit at the federal level discrimination in public schools based on sexual orientation or gender identity. It would also help ensure that every student has the protections needed to grow and prosper in a safe learning environment—free from fear and intimidation.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today announced that the City of Beloit's Fire Department will receive a Department of Homeland Security Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency (SAFER) Grant in the amount of $884,565. The funding will be used to hire more first responders to serve the city.
Invites District Students to Participate
WASHINGTON— U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today announced that his office is accepting submissions for the Congressional Art Competition, a high school visual arts contest that showcases the best student art from around the country. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 26th.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep Mark Pocan (WI-02), an owner of a union small business and proponent of labor rights, today strongly criticized legislation that would effectively shut down the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and deny legal recourses for workers across the country.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today commented on the decision by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to withdraw its proposal to end Saturday delivery service. Pocan is a co-sponsor of The Postal Service Protection Act of 2013, which maintains the six-day delivery schedule and gives USPS the ability to make commonsense reforms so it can meet 21st century customer needs.
Pocan Supports Job Creation Measures, but Strongly Opposes Chained CPI Proposal
WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the House Budget Committee, today expressed concern with the budget proposal released by President Obama. Pocan is disappointed with the decision to include a change in how benefits are calculated for Social Security recipients, also known as a chained CPI.
Calls on Colleagues to Pass Paycheck Fairness Act
WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement in honor of Equal Pay Day, which marks the day in 2013 when women’s wages finally catch up to what men were paid in 2012.
In the second district, women make only 81 cents for every dollar earned by men. Across all of Wisconsin, women make 78 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts.
MADISON, WI—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the House Budget Committee, today commented on the monthly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to the report, the economy added 88,000 jobs in March and the unemployment rate fell to 7.6 percent.
Court will Hear Oral Arguments this week on Challenges to Prop 8 and DOMA
MADISON, WI—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a co-chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus, today issued the following statement on the landmark marriage equality cases in front of the Supreme Court this week.