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Jan 16, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today joined House and Senate leadership to introduce the Raise the Wage Act of 2019. The bill would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in 2024, index future minimum wage increases to median wage growth, and ensure all workers are paid at least the full federal minimum wage by phasing out the subminimum wages for tipped workers, youth workers, and workers with disabilities.
Jan 4, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today joined the new House Democratic majority in introducing H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a sweeping package of pro-democracy and anti-corruption reforms.
Dec 17, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today sent a letter to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), calling on the agency to respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that he sent to the agency more than two months ago.
Dec 13, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (NM-03), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Stephen Lynch (MA-08), Brendan Boyle (PA-13), and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) introduced H.R. 7294, the House companion of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) Accountable Capitalism Act.
Dec 3, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement regarding Wisconsin’s Joint Finance Committee taking up legislation today aimed at weakening the authority of incoming Democratic officials.
Nov 30, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement regarding the signing of the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement.
Nov 29, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), Ron Kind (WI-03), and Gwen Moore (WI-04), and U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) called for the inclusion of Wisconsin families, farmers, and businesses impacted by flooding in an upcoming tax package aimed at providing federal disaster relief.
Nov 27, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), Ro Khanna (CA-17), and Jim McGovern (MA-02), leaders of H. Con Res. 138, issued the below statement in light of recent GOP efforts to block the resolution’s vote in the House and the impending Senate vote this week.
Nov 15, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), First Vice-Chair of the CPC, released the following statement after meeting with Leader Nancy Pelosi today.
Nov 2, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Ro Khanna (CA-17) issued the following response to announcements by Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo regarding their intention to spur negotiations for a ceasefire to the conflict in Yemen within 30 days.

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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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