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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

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Mar 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement in opposition to the President’s revised Executive Order banning entry to the US from six majority-Muslim countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Mar 3, 2017 Press Release

MADISON – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after the White House announced the Keystone XL Pipeline will be exempt from President Trump’s executive order requiring construction projects to be built with American steel. 

Mar 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) led a bipartisan letter with 121 Members of Congress to the President urging him to reverse the recent decision to rescind guidance regarding protections for transgender students under Title IX.

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Mar 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressional Progressive Caucus First Vice Chair Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statements today after new information came to light that Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath concerning his meetings with Russian officials.  

Feb 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) released the following statement after the President delivered his Joint Address to Congress:

Feb 24, 2017 Press Release

MADISON  – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) announced today that he is honored to be joined by Lupe Salmeron, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient and student at Edgewood College, as his guest to President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress next week on Tuesday, February 28.

Feb 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Keith Ellison (D-MN), along with Rep. John Lewis  (D-GA) and 24 original cosponsors introduced a resolution, which would explicitly guarantee the right to vote.

Feb 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) released the following statements after Andy Puzder withdrew his nomination for Secretary of Labor after five separate hearing delays and growing opposition from Senate Republicans.

Feb 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) today sent a letter to President Trump urging the full declassification of the Intelligence Community report “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections.”

Feb 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after Senator Lindsey Graham made comments that insinuated Boeing could relocate should the workers in their Charleston, South Carolina, plant vote to unionize.

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In The News

Jan 23, 2014 In The News

By Gina Duwe

JANESVILLE--Stephanie Ransom of Beloit and her 3-year-old daughter are living on $50 in food stamps after her unemployment compensation ended last month.

Mike Marko of Janesville could be dipping into his savings and retirement soon after his unemployment expires in less than two weeks.

Jan 15, 2014 In The News

By Ed O'Keefe

President Obama may get some help from members of the audience during his State of the Union address later this month when he calls on Congress to pass an extension of unemployment insurance and to raise the minimum wage.

Jan 14, 2014 In The News

By Arthur Delaney

A pair of House Democrats hope to put a face on the problem of expired unemployment insurance by encouraging their colleagues to invite jobless constituents to the president's State of the Union address later this month.

Jan 13, 2014 In The News

By Tiffany Yapp

Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan is among the Democrats calling on Congress to immediately extend unemployment benefits.

The possible extension is back on the table in the U.S. Senate this week.

On December 28th, 1.3 million Americans lost their unemployment benefits.

Jan 11, 2014 In The News

By Rep. Mark Pocan

Supporting those who are unemployed is part of the fundamental contract we enter as citizens of this great country.

Dec 18, 2013 In The News

By Dee J. Hall

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, Tuesday defended his 'no' vote on the budget deal crafted by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Janesville.

And he warned that an even more important vote will be early next year on whether to raise the federal debt ceiling.

Dec 16, 2013 In The News

By John Nichols

Most members of Congress were pleased with themselves Thursday.

They agreed to agree — crossing lines of partisanship and ideology — on an austerity budget that, as Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio has noted, “won't create jobs, get the economy back on track, or meaningfully cut the deficit.”

That's not the worst of it.

Dec 13, 2013 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Mark Pocan, D-2nd District, fasted for 24 hours in solidarity with activists who also are fasting in a push for immigration reform, his office announced.

Pocan wants Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform before the end of the year, but Congress is scheduled to end its work for the year this week.

Dec 10, 2013 In The News

Wisconsin congressman Mark Pocan was in Madison on Monday, urging Congress to pass a new farm bill before the fast-approaching new year deadline.

Pocan kicked off his "hashtag-more-work-2-do" week to highlight major priorities Congress should take up before leaving on vacation

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