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Mar 27, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), Sam Graves (MO-06), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), and Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15) this week led a bipartisan group of 74 Members of Congress in introducing H.Res.254, which expresses support for the designation of the week of March 25 through March 29, 2019, as “Public Schools Week.”
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Mar 25, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement calling on Attorney General William Barr to release the full report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Mar 11, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the response that officials from the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sent to his office regarding the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that he made on October 12, 2018.
Mar 8, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today joined House Democrats in voting to pass H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a sweeping package of pro-democracy and anti-corruption reforms that will put the power back in the hands of the American people.
Mar 6, 2019 Press Release
Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) led a group of 42 members of Congress in reintroducing the Debt-Free College Act, legislation that will reverse the growing student debt crisis in the United States.
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Feb 14, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) yesterday visited the offices of U.S. immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Washington, DC, where he distributed ‘missing’ flyers for a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that he made on October 12, 2018.
Feb 14, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after passage of H.J.Res. 31 which will fund the federal government through the end of the fiscal year and avert yet another government shutdown.
Feb 12, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today announced that he will once again serve on the Appropriations Committee in the 116th Congress and has joined a third subcommittee.
Feb 7, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) today introduced legislation that would penalize pharmaceutical companies that engage in price gouging without cause, leading to price spikes for patients who rely on medication to treat diseases ranging from cancer to addiction.
Feb 4, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today announced Aissa Olivarez, Staff Attorney for the Community Immigration Law Center (CILC) in Madison, as his guest for the State of the Union. Olivarez is the first-ever full-time staff attorney at CILC, a nonprofit resource center which helps low-income immigrants with legal services.

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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.

Jun 26, 2013 In The News

As he heard Wednesday’s rulings from the steps of the Supreme Court, the sole married, gay member of Congress thought about how his own marriage remains unrecognized by his home state.

Jun 25, 2013 In The News

Can anything be done to enhance federal voting rights?

This time, the answer is yes.

Jun 25, 2013 In The News

House representatives announced the "Restore Honor to Service Members Act" last Wednesday, seeking to retroactively correct the records of gay and lesbian veterans who were dishonorably discharged under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT).

Jun 25, 2013 In The News

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Tuesday to void a key part of the federal Voting Rights Act "is an assault on what should be our most fundamental right as Americans," according to U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison).

Jun 21, 2013 In The News

A bill circulating in the House would upgrade the service records of gay, lesbian and bisexual troops who were discharged due to sexual orientation and eventually open the door to veterans’ benefits.

Jun 20, 2013 In The News

Two House Democrats are working to build support for legislation that would streamline the process for veterans to remove the blemish on their discharge papers if they were expelled for being gay and their service wasn’t characterized as honorable.

Jun 19, 2013 In The News

Under new legislation proposed by Democrats Rep. Charlie Rangel (NY) and Rep. Mark Pocan (WI), U.S. military service members who were discharged because of their sexual orientation can now have their records restored to reflect their honorable service.

Jun 19, 2013 In The News

Rep. Mark Pocan aims to “close the book” on the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” with new legislation to codify the way those discharged under the military’s ban on out gay service members are treated by the military.

Jun 19, 2013 In The News

This weekend’s editorial “Benefit levels not the problem” correctly identifies the severe hunger crisis in this nation as a “national calamity,” but incorrectly asks readers to choose between a focus on job creation and providing food assistance to those living in extreme poverty. The fact of the matter is, we can, and we must, do both.

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