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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

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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.
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.

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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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