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May 21, 2013 Press Release

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

May 17, 2013 Press Release
Sessions will be held in Dane, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Rock & Sauk Counties

WASHINGTONU.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) will hold six “Meet with Mark” listening sessions throughout the second district on Tuesday, May 28, and Wednesday, May 29. Pocan invites all constituents from south central Wisconsin to stop by and share their ideas and concerns.

May 16, 2013 Press Release
Pocan Says It's Time to Stand Up for America's Families

Washington– Today, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released a list of 37 actions the House should take up to create jobs and support middle class families rather than waste time on a 37th vote to repeal access to health care for millions of Americans.

May 13, 2013 Press Release

MADISON, WI—U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) today announced legislation to explicitly guarantee the right to vote in the Constitution. The Pocan-Ellison Right to Vote Amendment would amend the Constitution to provide all Americans the affirmative right to vote and empower Congress to protect this right.  

May 9, 2013 Press Release
“Pay China First” legislation would pay China bondholders before U.S. troops, students, small businesses

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the House Budget Committee, today voted against legislation that recklessly prepares the country for default instead of moving forward on a comprehensive national budget to spur economic growth. The Full Faith and Credit Act would require that if the country defaulted on our loans, the U.S.

May 6, 2013 Press Release
High school artist's work will hang in Capitol Building for one year

Madison, WI– On Saturday, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) announced the winners of the second district’s Congressional Art Competition, a high school visual arts contest that showcases the best student art from around the country. His district office collected more than 30 submissions of artwork from high schools across south-central Wisconsin.

May 3, 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 165,000 jobs in April, and the unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent.

Apr 26, 2013 Press Release
Calls on Republicans to Appoint Budget Conferees so Mindless Sequester Cuts Can Be Replaced Once and For All

Washington – With close to 36,000 Wisconsin jobs and vital services to Wisconsin seniors and children on the chopping block due to irresponsible sequester cuts, U.S. Rep.

Apr 25, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, LGBT Equality Caucus Co-Chair U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) and the entire LGBT Equality Caucus (Equality Caucus) praised the re-introduction of the bipartisan Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

Apr 22, 2013 Press Release

MADISON, WI – One week after Congress missed its legal deadline to pass a final budget, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today called on Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans to stop blocking the budget process.