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Sep 5, 2013 Press Release
Bill would allow nearly 40 million Americans to refinance their federal student loans to lowest current interest rate

MADISON, WI—As students across south central Wisconsin arrive on campus for a new school year, they return with a higher likelihood than ever before of graduating tens of thousands of dollars in debt. In response to the student debt crisis that is pricing students out of a college education and crippling our economy, U.S. Rep.

Sep 1, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after he returned to Washington, D.C., for today’s classified briefing for members of Congress on the situation in Syria:


Aug 29, 2013 Press Release

MADISON, WI—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a co-chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, today applauded the decision by the U.S. Department of Treasury to recognize all legally married same-sex couples, regardless of whether or not they live in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage.

Aug 29, 2013 Press Release

MADISON, WI—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement on the reported use of chemical weapons in Syria and the rumors of a military strike by the United States:

Aug 28, 2013 Press Release
Pocan calls for continued vigilance against threats to our right to vote

MADISON, WI—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which featured Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivering his historic “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Aug 20, 2013 Press Release

Madison, WI–In order to help provide local small business owners with the tools to increase their foreign sales and grow their businesses, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) will host an Exporter Forum with Fred P.

Aug 15, 2013 Press Release

MADISON, WI—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today congratulated the University of Wisconsin-Madison on receiving a nearly $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop new cybersecurity solutions to ensure the protection of the nation’s vast digital infrastructure.

Aug 14, 2013 Press Release

MADISON, WI—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) is urging Speaker Jon Boehner not to leave more Americans hungry by cutting food assistance programs that benefit 800,000 Wisconsinites. In a letter with 204 other House Democrats, Pocan implored the Speaker to include funding for nutrition programs in any future Farm Bill that comes before the House of Representatives.

Aug 2, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON—On the final day before Congress leaves Washington for five weeks,  House members will not vote on legislation that would help create jobs, jumpstart the economy, or support middle class families.

Aug 1, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-2) and Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) introduced legislation supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) runaway and homeless youth.