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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Press Releases

Feb 28, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan today issued the following statement to honor Black History Month, which is celebrated in February each year:

Feb 28, 2013 Press Release
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.

Feb 27, 2013 Press Release
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.

Feb 27, 2013 Press Release
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.

Feb 25, 2013 Press Release

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.

Feb 14, 2013 Press Release

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.

Feb 13, 2013 Press Release
“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.

Feb 13, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) tonight commented on the President’s State of the Union address:

Jan 3, 2013 Press Release
113th Congress Freshmen Class on the steps of the United States Capitol Building.

The First Session of the 113th Congress commences January 3rd, 2013.

Jan 3, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Mark Pocan was sworn in as a Member of the United States House of Representatives by House Speaker John Boehner January 3rd, 2013.