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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

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Nov 7, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) last week led a bipartisan group of 35 Members of the House of Representatives in calling for conferees of the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to protect ‘Buy American’ laws.
Nov 2, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, released the following statement regarding the Republican tax bill, which was unveiled by Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republicans earlier today.
Nov 2, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Jared Huffman (CA-02), Hal Rogers (KY-05), and Elise Stefanik (NY-21) today reintroduced the Broadband Connections for Rural Opportunities Program Act, also known as the B-CROP Act.
Nov 1, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement today regarding the first day of the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period, which runs from November 1 to December 15.
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Oct 26, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today introduced the End Outsourcing Act, legislation that would update the United States tax code to reward companies that invest in American workers and penalize corporations that outsource domestic jobs and factories.
Oct 24, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today introduced the Contractor Accountability and Workplace Safety Act, legislation that would help ensure that companies contracting with the federal government maintain safe workplaces. The legislation comes as President Trump has revoked the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, which required companies to disclose past labor law violations when bidding for large federal contracts.
Oct 12, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement regarding news that Wisconsin consumers will face an average premium rate increase of 36 percent for individual insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. This rate increase is a direct result of the Trump Administration refusing to guarantee that the federal government will continue cost-sharing reduction payments.
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Oct 4, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today joined members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and advocates to call on Congress to reject the Ryan-McConnell tax plan.
Oct 4, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement regarding news that Russian-linked Facebook ads targeted Wisconsin during the 2016 Election.
Oct 2, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement regarding the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. According to early news reports, the shooting claimed the lives of at least 50 people, surpassing the 2016 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida and making it the deadliest mass shooting in American history.

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May 24, 2016 In The News

Wisconsin Gazette

By Rep. Mark Pocan 

What a difference a decade has made for LGBT equality in Wisconsin. During a terribly homophobic week in Congress last month, I had to stop and remind myself of this point.

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May 19, 2016 In The News

Janesville Gazette 

By Frank Schultz

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Mark Pocan says he usually gets along with his neighboring congressman, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, but Pocan appears to be seeing red about action in the House this week.

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May 3, 2016 In The News

Wisconsin Gazette

Democrats Tammy Baldwin, Ron Kind, Gwen Moore and Mark Pocan this week called on the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct a review of Wisconsin's voter identification requirements.

May 2, 2016 In The News

Wisconsin Public Radio

By: Laurel White

Members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation are asking the federal Department of Justice to review Wisconsin’s voter ID law.

Apr 26, 2016 In The News

Washington Blade 

By: Michael K. Lavers

More than 30 members of Congress have signed a letter to Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S. that expresses concern over the country’s LGBT rights record.

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Jan 13, 2016 In The News

The Cap Times

By Laurel White

At one point during Tuesday night’s State of the Union, northeast Madison Ald. Samba Baldeh was near tears.

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