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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

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May 23, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) was elected today by his colleagues as a Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC). He assumes the Co-Chair position vacated by Rep. Keith Ellison (MN-05), who is now the Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
May 17, 2017 Press Release
Today, Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), Mark Pocan (D-WI-02) Louise Slaughter (D-NY-25), John Duncan (R-TN-02), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL-27) and Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA-11) introduced the Perkins Loan Extension Act of 2017 – bipartisan legislation to extend the Perkins Loan Program for a period of two years.
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May 9, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) announced the winners of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition on Monday evening at an event at the Goodman South Madison Library with the student artists, the panel of judges, teachers and other community members.
May 5, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) led a letter with 50 Members of Congress urging Santander Holding USA CEO Scott Powell to remain neutral as their employees decide whether they want union representation. Banco Santander already has 150,000 unionized workers throughout Europe and South America.
May 4, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after House Republicans passed Trumpcare by a vote of 217 to 213.
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May 3, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI), Justin Amash (R-MI), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), John Conyers (D-MI), Jim McGovern (D-MA) and 10 other members of Congress sent a bipartisan letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis urgently calling on him to brief Congress at his “earliest opportunity” before the U.S. approves or assists a potentially catastrophic military action by Saudi Arabia in Yemen.
Apr 27, 2017 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), along with Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI), reintroduced legislation aimed at reducing bullying and harassment that affects one in five students at colleges and universities across the country.

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Apr 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after House Republicans introduced an amendment to the Trumpcare plan, which failed to get a vote on the Floor last month. The amendment allows states to opt-out of popular provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Apr 25, 2017 Press Release

MADISON – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after the Wisconsin state senate heard arguments on a bill to repeal the state’s prevailing wage laws.  

Apr 21, 2017 Press Release

MADISON – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), along with his colleagues Reps. Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), and Donald Norcross (D-NJ) held the “Future of Work, Wages, and Labor” discussion at the UW-Madison with academic professionals, policy makers, and labor representatives from around the country.

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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.

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