WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) today urged the House Republican leadership to bring Congress back in session to work on a balanced solution to avert the sequester. House leadership ended the work week yesterday afternoon without taking action on the $85 billion in indiscriminate, across-the-board spending cuts that the government will begin to initiate today.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan today issued the following statement to honor Black History Month, which is celebrated in February each year:
House Passes Senate version of bill with necessary protections for LGBT victims
WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and his colleagues in the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today applaud the House passage of a comprehensive Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that maintains strong protections for LGBT victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Pocan calls for Congress to avert sequestration and refocus on economic growth
WASHINGTON—In his first floor speech on the House floor, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) today called on Congress to avert the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts, referred to as “sequestration,” and to refocus its attention on economic growth.
Pocan’s staff will be available in Beloit to assist with constituent concerns
BELOIT, WI—Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) announced today that his staff will be available every Thursday morning in the Beloit City Hall to meet with constituents, listen to their concerns and assist them with any federal casework needs.
WASHINGTON—Unless Congress takes action, in just four days the government will initiate $85 billion in automatic spending cuts that will severely impact Wisconsin schools, seniors and small businesses. Following a report released by the White House last night that highlighted the specific effects of these cuts on the Badger state, U.S. Rep.
WASHINGTON—Just three days after Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced he would extend benefits to same-sex partners of members of the military, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) today co-sponsored legislation that would strengthen and expand the Secretary’s new policies by establishing them as law.
“Congress Must Be Able to Walk and Chew Gum at the Same Time”
WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) today attended his first hearing as a member of the House of Representatives Committee on the Budget, chaired by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). The hearing, titled “The Congressional Budget Office's Budget and Economic Outlook,” featured testimony from Director of the Congressional Budget Office Douglas Elmendorf. Following the hearing, Rep.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) tonight commented on the President’s State of the Union address: