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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

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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 released the following statement regarding news that Russian-linked Facebook ads targeted Wisconsin during the 2016 Election.
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 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.
Sep 28, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case Janus v. AFSCME Council 31.
Sep 26, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today spoke on the House Floor to condemn President Trump’s divisive rhetoric and insults, and instead draw attention to the nation’s most pressing issues, and show support for Americans who exercise their right to #TakeAKnee.

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Mar 24, 2013 In The News

MADISON (WKOW)-- Several hundred postal workers rallied outside the main post office  in Madison. Several workers held signs and waved at passing cars as they spoke out against the recent decision to eliminate service on Saturdays.

Mar 21, 2013 In The News

As the U.S. House has debated budget priorities in recent days, two Wisconsinites have been in the limelight.
 
One is Capitol Hill careerist Paul Ryan, the Janesville Republican who came to Washington almost a quarter century ago and whose experience in the private sector would be generously described as “slim.”
 

Mar 19, 2013 In The News

As the son of two small-business owners, it’s no surprise that for more than half of my life, I too have owned my own small business. When I was 23 years old, I opened a specialty printing shop in Madison, Wis., that I run to this day, and I firmly believe small businesses are the backbone of our local economies.

Mar 12, 2013 In The News

Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan, a Democrat on the House Budget Committee, said on March 12 that colleague Paul Ryan's budget proposal does not reflect the values of their state.
 
The budget committee, which Ryan chairs, is expected to consider the proposal on March 13.
 

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Mar 12, 2013 In The News

Just a day before the U.S. House of Representatives unveils its federal budget proposal, a local congressman lobbied against Republican initiatives to cut social programs at a retirement home in downtown Madison Monday.
 

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Feb 27, 2013 In The News

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan today said Congress needs to focus on economic growth and job creation instead of spending cuts, criticizing the impending sequester for its austerity in his debut speech on the floor of the House.

Feb 22, 2013 In The News

Accurately describing the March 1 "sequestration" as a "budget tornado" that will undermine jobs, education and health care in Wisconsin, Congressman Mark Pocan is proposing smart alternatives to dumb cuts.
 

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