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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.

Jul 31, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement after voting against a bill that would cap student loan interest rates at 8.25%, higher than the current unsustainable cap of 6.8%, and almost five points higher than the 3.4% cap that was in place before July 1st.

Jul 25, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON— U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Charlie Rangel (D-NY) today introduced legislation, along with 100 bipartisan cosponsors, to ensure that gay and lesbian veterans who were discharged from the military because of their sexual orientation receive the honor and recognition they deserve.

Jul 24, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today issued the following statement after voting to restrict the National Security Agency’s (NSA) ability to use the Patriot Act to conduct blanket surveillance on Americans not under investigation. The bipartisan measure was introduced as an amendment to the defense funding bill under consideration by the House this week.

Jul 23, 2013 Press Release
Advanced batteries reduce dependence on foreign oil & increase national security

WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today introduced an amendment to the Department of Defense funding bill to make key investments in clean energy technologies that are critical to current and future military missions.

Jul 17, 2013 Press Release
Health Care Reform Already Benefitting Hundreds of Thousands of Wisconsinites in the 2nd District

Washington– Just two months after the House’s last vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the chamber will once again waste time that could be spent on creating jobs and supporting middle class families by voting today for the 38th time to roll back health care security for millions of Americans.

Jul 11, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON –U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI–02) today announced his “Snapshots of the Second” photo contest, inviting all of his constituents in Wisconsin’s Second District to submit their photographs of the district.