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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

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Jan 19, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today led Members of Congress in writing to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, urging the Trump Administration to continue to work with authorities in Burma to secure the release of two journalists from Reuters and drop the charges against them.
Jan 17, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today delivered remarks on the House Floor, calling on Members of Congress to speak out against President Trump’s racist rhetoric.
Jan 16, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) wrote to President Trump last week, calling for an increase in funding for rural broadband programs.
Jan 12, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today announced nominations for 14 students from Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District to join the Classes of 2022 at the United States Service Academies.
Dec 19, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement regarding the final version of the Republican tax bill, which was passed today in the House of Representatives.
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Dec 14, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to eliminate the Open Internet Order and end the long held principle of net neutrality.
Dec 7, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Justice filing an amicus brief in Janus v. AFSCME. In the brief, the Trump Administration argues that the fair-share fees that public employee unions charge union non-members violate workers’ First Amendment rights.
Dec 7, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Ro Khanna (CA-17) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s call for Saudi Arabia to lift a crippling blockade on Yemen that has prevented food, fuel, and medicine from reaching Yemenis facing a famine.
Dec 5, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02), Co-Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus, released the following statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court holding oral arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
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Nov 30, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today announced the findings of a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report regarding taxpayer funded school voucher programs and how they are failing to provide students with equitable opportunity.
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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 26, 2013 In The News

What the U.S. Supreme Court has done, with its decision to strike down essential elements of the Voting Rights Act, is wrong.

But the court has not gone so rogue as might immediately seem to be the case in a nation that our civics teachers tell us is committed to democratic values.

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

Can anything be done to enhance federal voting rights?

This time, the answer is yes.

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

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.

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.

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