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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

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Nov 8, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today underwent a triple bypass surgery at UnityPoint Health – Meriter in Madison, Wisconsin. He had the surgery done as a preemptive measure to a cardiac issue.
Nov 7, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) last week led a bipartisan group of 35 Members of the House of Representatives in calling for conferees of the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to protect ‘Buy American’ laws.
Nov 2, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, released the following statement regarding the Republican tax bill, which was unveiled by Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republicans earlier today.
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.

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In The News

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

Dec 10, 2013 In The News

By Dave Delozier, Reporter, Margo Spann

The clock is ticking for Congress to pass a new farm bill. If an agreement can’t be reached and a bill isn’t passed before the end of the year consumers will see higher food prices.

Nov 6, 2013 In The News

Cap Times editorial    

Mark Pocan is still just a House freshman. But leaders in Washington are rapidly recognizing what Wisconsinites have known for a long time: Pocan is an incredibly hardworking and effective legislator who knows the issues and is ready to lead.

Jul 10, 2013 In The News

Editor's note: U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, a Democrat, represents Wisconsin's second congressional district. He serves on both the Budget Committee and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and has been appointed an assistant minority whip.

Jun 27, 2013 In The News

More than ever, a college diploma unlocks economic opportunity, provides students with a wealth of new skills and knowledge, and encourages innovation and growth. But more than ever, it also comes with a mountain of student loan debt.

Jun 26, 2013 In The News

Washington, D.C. -- Madison Democrat Mark Pocan, the only gay married member of Congress, hailed Wednesday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said legally married gay and lesbian couples are entitled to federal marriage benefits.

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