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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

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Sep 5, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Donald Norcross (NJ-01), and Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today issued the findings of their “Future of Work, Wages, and Labor” initiative – launched in early 2016.
Aug 29, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today sent a letter to President Trump, reiterating their previous request to provide federal assistance for flood recovery efforts in southcentral Wisconsin and highlighting additional needs stemming from this week’s flooding.
Aug 21, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today sent a letter to President Trump, asking him to provide federal assistance for flood recovery efforts and to support Dane County should Governor Walker make a request for FEMA to conduct damage assessments and seek a federal disaster declaration.
Jul 30, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Barbara Lee (CA-13), and John Yarmuth (KY-03) today led 70 House Democrats in writing to Mike Pompeo and John Bolton, calling on the Trump Administration to immediately take action and reinstate U.S. funding to alleviate the growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
Jul 26, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s failure to reunite all 2,551 immigrant children over the age of five with their parents by today’s court-ordered deadline.
Jul 12, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) today introduced the Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act. The legislation would convene a commission of experts to provide a roadmap for Congress to implement a humane immigration enforcement system that upholds the dignity of all individuals, which includes terminating the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) within one year of enactment.
Jun 27, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, which undermines public sector unions’ long-held practice of collecting “fair share fees” for the services they are legally required to provide workers.
Jun 25, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today announced that he will introduce legislation that would abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), following his trip to the southern border where he witnessed the nation’s immigration crisis.
Jun 18, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) denounced Governor Scott Walker’s deployment of two dozen Wisconsin National Guard members to the southern border to support the mission of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
Jun 18, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), Keith Ellison (MN-05), and Henry C. “Hank” Johnson (GA-04) issued the following statement today congratulating Iván Duque for winning Sunday’s presidential election and urging him to fully implement and uphold Colombia’s landmark peace accord.

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Jun 18, 2013 In The News

The U.S. House later today (June 18) is expected to vote on a bill that would place a national ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

The measure is not expected to advance in the U.S. Senate but, if it did, would face a veto at the White House. Still, Republicans in the House want to use their votes on the right-wing legislation in their re-election campaigns.

Jun 17, 2013 In The News

The food U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (D-Madison) consumes for one week is purchased solely with a food stamp budget. “So many things I had to put back on the shelf that I couldn’t afford. Trying to get something that’s a nutritional week of food is very difficult.”

Jun 12, 2013 In The News

Every day in America, 47 million Americans, including more than 800,000 Wisconsinites, use food stamps - a budget of $4.50 for food per day - to afford their daily meals.

Jun 11, 2013 In The News

There is currently a threat to our community’s ability to receive the type of mail services that promote economic vitality in our region. All of us need to do our part to make sure this does not occur.

Jun 5, 2013 In The News

Openly gay U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, in a floor speech June 5, urged passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, legislation that would ban workplace bias based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The Democrat from Madison also criticized ExxonMobil and its shareholders, who in May rejected a policy to protect LGBT workers from discrimination.

Jun 4, 2013 In The News

It's been an interesting first five months for freshman United States Congressman Mark Pocan. He's introduced a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to a vote, he's been featured on the wildly popular comedy show “The Colbert Report,” and he has jumped into the fray of politics in Washington D.C.

Jun 3, 2013 In The News

U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan and Gwen Moore, D-Wis., are recognizing LGBT Pride, ushering in June with statements celebrating the rainbow-splashed month.

May 30, 2013 In The News

Congressman Mark Pocan of Wisconsin’s second district – covering the counties of Dane, Iowa, Sauk, Lafayette, Green, Rock and Richland – has this week off, away from the legislative body, and is taking time to tour six local communities to hold listening sessions.

May 29, 2013 In The News

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan visited Baraboo on Tuesday during a six-stop, two-day listening session tour of the counties in his district. The Democratic congressman, who formerly served for more than a decade in the state Legislature, heard from more than a dozen area residents on issues ranging from the environment to the Benghazi attack.

May 27, 2013 In The News

A pair of Democratic congressmen is pushing an amendment that would place an affirmative right to vote in the U.S. Constitution. According to Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), who is sponsoring the legislation along with Rep.

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