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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

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Oct 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) along with 33 House Democrats, sent a letter to President Obama urging him to take executive action to reign in the dramatic increase in costs for prescription medications.

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Sep 23, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) calling on the DOJ to ensure district attorney offices remain free of politically motivated retaliation after Gov. Walker threatened district attorney offices.

Sep 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) introduced the Corporate Transparency and Accountability Act to shed light on tax avoidance and profit shifting activities. This legislation would require the disclosure of country-by-country and bottom line information about companies’ taxes to increase transparency for investors and the general public.

Sep 15, 2016 Press Release

MADISON, WI. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after Governor Walker unveiled his 2017-2019 transportation budget request, which would further delay major road expansions including the Verona Road construction project. This is the second time the Verona Road project has been delayed.

Sep 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) called on the Department of Education to take the necessary steps to ensure proper oversight and encourage accountability of taxpayer-funded voucher schools following the findings of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released today. In December of 2014, Rep. Pocan along with Reps.

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Aug 5, 2016 Press Release

MADISON, WI. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after visiting several local cooperative businesses to promote the benefits of this business model and raise awareness of the Congressional Cooperative Business Caucus.

Jul 20, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement on the passing of Congressman Mark Takai (HA-01).

Jul 13, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) introduced The Degrees Not Debt Act. This legislation would create a state-federal partnership program with the Department of Education, states, and public colleges or universities in order to ensure college affordability becomes a reality for all Americans.

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Jul 13, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Rep.

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In The News

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 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 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.

Apr 30, 2013 In The News

Members of the University of Wisconsin’s student government hosted a question-and-answer session with a congressman representing the Madison area Monday to talk about student issues at the federal level. 

Apr 22, 2013 In The News

Two of Madison’s elected officials are getting some love from the Washington Blade, a gay magazine in Washington, D.C.

Apr 17, 2013 In The News

The Capitol Hill office of gay freshman Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) is noticeably bare as one might expect from a lawmaker who began his first term in office just a few months ago.

Apr 8, 2013 In The News

When people first enter politics, it can take a while before they settle down and reach across the aisle. That was certainly the case with Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.).

Elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1998 to replace then-state Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Pocan quickly gained a reputation for being an outspoken progressive. It was a label he worked to earn.

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