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Apr 8, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), Tom Cole (OK-04), and Tom Suozzi (NY-03) today led a bipartisan group of Members of Congress in introducing the “Helen Keller National Center Reauthorization Act,” which would reauthorize Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) for 5 years.
Apr 4, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement regarding the U.S. House of Representatives voting to invoke the War Powers Resolution and end authorized U.S. participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
Mar 28, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement regarding President Trump stating that he has reversed course on the decision to eliminate funding for Special Olympics in the Department of Education’s FY 2020 budget request.
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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) 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 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.

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May 22, 2013 In The News

The U.S. House  voted last week to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Not for the first time, mind you, but for the 37th time.

May 22, 2013 In The News

When aspiring Americans take the citizenship test, they are asked, “What is the most important right granted to U.S. citizens?” The correct answer? The right to vote. That is because the right to vote is not just important, it is fundamental — it represents nothing less than the right that preserves all the other liberties Americans hold dear.

May 15, 2013 In The News

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made a point of emphasizing during the Bush v. Gore arguments in December 2000 that there is no federal constitutional guarantee of a right to vote for president. He was right about that. Indeed, as the reform group FairVote reminds us: “Because there is no right to vote in the U.S.

May 13, 2013 In The News

U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) announced Monday legislation to amend the U.S. Constitution to guarantee the right to vote.

May 9, 2013 In The News

For apparently the first time ever in the history of the U.S. House, a gay member of Congress has obtained a congressional ID card identifying his same-sex partner as a spouse.

May 9, 2013 In The News

Openly gay U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan’s husband has received an ID issued only to the spouses of federal lawmakers. It is the first time the House has recognized the same-sex husband of a member with the House Spouse ID.

“We’re very happy that my husband Phil (Frank) was able to get a House Spouse ID,” said Pocan, a Democrat from Madison.

May 4, 2013 In The News

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill canceling furloughs of air traffic controllers, triggered by automatic “sequester” budget cuts.

May 3, 2013 In The News

U.S. Congressman Mark Pocan, D-Madison, stopped by the Rock and Walworth County Head Start Program in Beloit Thursday morning to talk about the cuts the program is facing due to the federal sequester.

Head Start is a federally funded preschool and family program that serves low-income families.

May 3, 2013 In The News

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and U.S. Representative Mark Pocan, D-Wis., spoke at a panel on campus Thursday about the increasing federal debt and the need for citizens, specifically students, to take notice and begin acting to remedy the issue through bipartisanship.

May 2, 2013 In The News

Forty-one members of the House opposed the Reducing Flight Delays Act that was cobbled together by Congress as a rapid response to the griping of business travelers about air travel delay caused by sequester cuts to the FAA.

Twelve were sincere conservatives — such as Michigan Republican Justin Amash — who really do want to reduce not just spending but the role of government.

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