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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

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Jan 16, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today joined House and Senate leadership to introduce the Raise the Wage Act of 2019. The bill would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in 2024, index future minimum wage increases to median wage growth, and ensure all workers are paid at least the full federal minimum wage by phasing out the subminimum wages for tipped workers, youth workers, and workers with disabilities.
Jan 4, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today joined the new House Democratic majority in introducing H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a sweeping package of pro-democracy and anti-corruption reforms.
Dec 17, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today sent a letter to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), calling on the agency to respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that he sent to the agency more than two months ago.
Dec 13, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (NM-03), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Stephen Lynch (MA-08), Brendan Boyle (PA-13), and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) introduced H.R. 7294, the House companion of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) Accountable Capitalism Act.
Dec 3, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement regarding Wisconsin’s Joint Finance Committee taking up legislation today aimed at weakening the authority of incoming Democratic officials.
Nov 30, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement regarding the signing of the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement.
Nov 29, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), Ron Kind (WI-03), and Gwen Moore (WI-04), and U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) called for the inclusion of Wisconsin families, farmers, and businesses impacted by flooding in an upcoming tax package aimed at providing federal disaster relief.
Nov 27, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), Ro Khanna (CA-17), and Jim McGovern (MA-02), leaders of H. Con Res. 138, issued the below statement in light of recent GOP efforts to block the resolution’s vote in the House and the impending Senate vote this week.
Nov 15, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), First Vice-Chair of the CPC, released the following statement after meeting with Leader Nancy Pelosi today.
Nov 2, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Ro Khanna (CA-17) issued the following response to announcements by Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo regarding their intention to spur negotiations for a ceasefire to the conflict in Yemen within 30 days.

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Nov 3, 2015 In The News

Madison 365

By Rep. Mark Pocan 

Sep 10, 2015 In The News

Huffington Post

By Rep. Mark Pocan

We're not even two years removed from the last time the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party held Congress hostage and forced the federal government to shut down for 16 days. Sadly, the wheels are already in motion for another shutdown.

Aug 27, 2015 In The News

Wisconsin Gazette

By Louis Weisberg

In November 2012, Tammy Baldwin made international headlines when she became the first out lesbian ever elected to the U.S. Senate. She was also the first woman ever elected to that chamber from Wisconsin.

Apr 22, 2015 In The News

Wisconsin State Journal

By Rep. Mark Pocan

Well, it’s here. The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement is the biggest trade deal since NAFTA, containing over 40 percent of the world’s economy.

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