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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

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Mar 20, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today pressed U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on several issues, including her position on gun violence prevention, her support for school choice programs, and her failure to visit low-performing schools.
Mar 17, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today extended an offer of employment to Andrew McCabe, the former Deputy Director of the FBI, so that he can reach the needed length of service after President Trump fired him just days before he was set to retire.
Mar 16, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement regarding the passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25).
Feb 26, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court holding oral arguments in the case of Janus v. AFSCME Council 31.
Feb 12, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement in response to President Trump releasing his FY 2019 budget proposal.
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Feb 12, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s infrastructure plan, of which only a fraction of funding will come from the federal government.
Jan 29, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement in response to comments made by U.S. Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05) earlier today.
Jan 25, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement after reviewing a memo authored by U.S. Representative Devin Nunes (CA-22). The memo includes allegations of misdeeds at the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Jan 23, 2018 Press Release
As President Trump prepares to unveil his infrastructure proposal, the six bipartisan co-chairs of the House Rural Broadband Caucus today sent a letter to the President, urging him to include dedicated rural broadband connectivity investments in his proposal to Congress.
Jan 20, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement regarding the government shutdown.

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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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