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Aug 24, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) are calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to take action to reopen border crossings in Gaza to allow humanitarian aid and reconstruction materials to reach those in need.
Aug 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) issued the following statement after House passage of H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, restoring protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 

Aug 20, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Labor Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Steven Horsford (D-NV), Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Mark Pocan (D-WI) Linda Sánchez (D-CA), and Tom Suozzi (D-NY) issued the following statement after the AFL-CIO, the United States’ largest confederation of trade unions, elected Liz Shuler as their new president, the first woman to hold the role. The AFL-CIO also elected Fred Redmond to succeed Shuler as secretary-treasurer, the first Black American to hold the office.
Aug 18, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) introduced the COVID Defense Act, which would transfer a 1.3% of U.S. military spending, $9.6 billion, to global vaccination efforts, vaccinating potentially an additional 30% of the world’s low-income population within a year.
Aug 10, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Labor Caucus announced leadership of six issue-specific task forces aimed at identifying and developing policy solutions to advance the needs of the labor movement.
Aug 10, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after Representative Ron Kind (WI-03) announced he was not seeking re-election for another term in Congress:
Aug 5, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Labor Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Steven Horsford (D-NV), Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Mark Pocan (D-WI) Linda Sánchez (D-CA), and Tom Suozzi (D-NY) released the following statement in response to the death of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka:
Jul 29, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) voted in favor of nine appropriations bills totaling more than $800 billion in federal funding.
Jul 28, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement expressing his concerns about OpenGate Capital’s plans to outsource 150+ jobs at the Hufcormanufacturing plant in Janesville, WI to Mexico. He also reaffirmed the need for his bill, the Stop Wall Street Looting Act, which will be reintroduced in the coming months. This legislation would fundamentally reform the private equity industry by forcing private equity firms to take responsibility for the outcomes of companies they take over, empowering workers, and protecting investors.
Jul 21, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the Congressional PFAS Task Force, voted to protect Wisconsin families from exposure to dangerous PFAS chemicals with H.R. 535, the PFAS Action Act. This legislation seeks to address “forever chemicals,” which pose a direct threat to public health, and implement stronger protections against future pollution.

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Sep 2, 2016 In The News

Huffington Post

By Rep. Mark Pocan

As we approach Labor Day, we should all remember the words of the late, great US Senator Paul Wellstone, "We all do better when we all do better." This clearly is the mission of the labor movement.

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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