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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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Sep 17, 2013 Press Release
House to vote this week on bill that would kick 4-6 million people off of food assistance program

WASHINGTON, D.C.—As House Republicans prepare to introduce legislation this week to cut nearly $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and deny vital food support for four to six million low-income Americans, U.S. Rep.

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Sep 12, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) announced today that Madison-based Disability Rights Wisconsin has been awarded a $400,000 grant to address domestic abuse and sexual assault of people with disabilities. The Department of Justice issued the grant through the Violence Against Women Act’s (VAWA) Disability Grant Program.

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Sep 11, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.--U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after President Obama's speech to the nation on the situation in Syria. Pocan had previously said he would oppose the President's request for an authorization to conduct a military strike in Syria.

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