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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

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Sep 13, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today joined House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Vice Chair Linda Sánchez (D-CA) to launch the Jobs for America Task Forces, a unified effort from the House Democratic Caucus to craft a real legislative agenda that will benefit hardworking Americans and middle-class families.
Aug 25, 2017 Press Release
In response to President Trump’s signing of an executive order that imposed fresh economic sanctions on Venezuela today, U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), John Conyers, Jr. (MI-13), and Ro Khanna (CA-17) released the following statement and reiterated their call for a diplomatic solution to Venezuela’s political and economic crisis.
Aug 21, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, tonight live fact checked Speaker Paul Ryan’s so-called public ‘town hall’ on CNN. Pocan posted fact checks to his Twitter page @RepMarkPocan throughout the event.
Aug 14, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, will live fact check Speaker Paul Ryan’s so-called public ‘town hall’ on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 9:00 PM EDT. Pocan will post fact checks to his Twitter page @RepMarkPocan throughout the event.
Aug 1, 2017 Press Release
In advance of a closely watched vote to unionize a Nissan Motor Co. manufacturing plant this Thursday and Friday in Canton, Mississippi, 18 members of Congress sent President Trump a sharply worded letter this week, urging him to publicly support the collective bargaining rights of the Mississippi auto workers.
Jul 26, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus, today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to reverse military policy and ‘not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.’
Jul 25, 2017 Press Release
In response to an appeal by the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity for sensitive information on Wisconsin voters, U.S. Representatives Gwen Moore (WI-04), Mark Pocan (WI-02), and Ron Kind (WI-03), wrote a letter to the Wisconsin Elections Commission and Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette urging them to disregard the Commission’s request.
Jul 25, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today joined House Democratic leaders to discuss their bold, new economic agenda and to present Americans with ‘A Better Deal’ that will boost wages, lower costs, and unrig the economy so it works for all Americans, not special interests or just the wealthiest few.
Jul 19, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, calling for the agency to restore funding for two state veteran homeless programs after it was reported that the facilities would no longer receive federal funding.
Jul 18, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Lloyd Doggett (TX-35) today led 16 House Democrats in calling on the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) to require multinational corporations to disclose meaningful country-by-country reporting information in their public financial statements.

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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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