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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

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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.
Jun 14, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today led a group of 58 House Democrats in calling on Speaker Ryan and Rep. Gregg Harper to include guidance on sexual orientation and gender identity as part of the Workplace Rights and Responsibilities education program attended by Members of Congress and staff.
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Jun 13, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) this week led a bipartisan letter calling on Secretary of Defense James Mattis to stop a disastrous military assault by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Hodeida, Yemen’s major port city.
Jun 13, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today announced the schedule for summer office hours across Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District.
Jun 11, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, which would allow Ohio to continue aggressively removing people from the state’s voting rolls.
Jun 6, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today offered an amendment during the House Appropriations Committee markup of the FY 2019 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill.
May 22, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) last night offered an amendment to the Republicans’ Dodd-Frank roll-back bill that would have fought against the offshoring that is crippling communities across the country.

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In The News

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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