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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.