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Jun 17, 2013 Press Release
Calls for Immediate Action to End Sequester that Deprives Small Business Owners of more than $900 Million in Loans

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a small business owner for more than two decades, today honored small businesses across Wisconsin in celebration of the 50th Annual National Small Business Week. National Small Business Week recognizes the immense contributions of the country’s small business owners to the economy and culture of America.

Jun 14, 2013 Press Release
Pocan Joins Effort to Force House Republicans to Allow Vote on A Bill Freezing Student Loan Rates at 3.4% for Two Years

WASHINGTON – With less than 20 days till student loan interest rates will double for nearly 160,000 Wisconsin students, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan is taking action to force a vote to prevent this unnecessary financial strain.

Jun 12, 2013 Press Release
Pocan Strongly Opposes GOP Plan to Kick Off Two Million Americans from Critical Program

WASHINGTON, DC – Every day in America, 47 million Americans, including more than 800,000 Wisconsinites, use food stamps—a budget of $4.50 for food per day—to afford their daily meals. Starting tomorrow, Thursday, June 13, U.S.

Jun 11, 2013 Press Release
Pocan urges Congress not to give up its constitutional authority to oversee foreign trade agreements

WASHINGTON, DC—Almost 20 years after the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that continues to gut the American manufacturing industry and export American jobs, negotiations on a new massive foreign trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement (FTA), continue in secret, with little to no-oversight from Congress. In response, U.S. Rep.

Jun 7, 2013 Press Release

MADISON, WI—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the House Budget Committee, today commented on the monthly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  According to the report, the economy added 175,000 jobs in May.

Jun 3, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, today again called on Chairman Darrell Issa to open to the public tomorrow’s closed deposition with Ambassador Thomas Pickering, the co-author of the Benghazi Accountability Review Board’s report.

May 31, 2013 Press Release

MADISON, WI—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a co-chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, today released the following statement on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, which is celebrated in June each year, the same month as the Stonewall riots of 1969.

May 30, 2013 Press Release
“Now more than ever we need an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that will ensure all Americans have a guaranteed, affirmative right to vote.”

MADISON, WI—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement after the 4th District Court of Appeals overturned a decision by the Dane County Circuit Court, which had originally ruled that the state’s Voter ID law violated the Wisconsin constitution.

May 24, 2013 Press Release

Madison, WI—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement in honor of Memorial Day, Monday, May 27:

May 24, 2013 Press Release
Calls on Congress to act immediately to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1st

Washington– U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today voted against Republican legislation that would cost students and families almost $4 billion in additional student loan interest fees, and called on Congress to take action immediately to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling.