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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

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Mar 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today introduced the bipartisan Student Loan Refinancing Act, which would allow borrowers to refinance their federal student loans any time a lower interest rate is available.

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Mar 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In light of the widespread Russian interference in the 2016 election, U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI), Keith Ellison (D-MN), and Hank Johnson (D-GA) today introduced the Securing America’s Future Elections (SAFE) Act.

Mar 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report projecting that 24 million people would lose coverage under Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republicans’ health care plan.

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Mar 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement in opposition to the President’s revised Executive Order banning entry to the US from six majority-Muslim countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Mar 3, 2017 Press Release

MADISON – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after the White House announced the Keystone XL Pipeline will be exempt from President Trump’s executive order requiring construction projects to be built with American steel. 

Mar 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) led a bipartisan letter with 121 Members of Congress to the President urging him to reverse the recent decision to rescind guidance regarding protections for transgender students under Title IX.

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Mar 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressional Progressive Caucus First Vice Chair Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statements today after new information came to light that Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath concerning his meetings with Russian officials.  

Feb 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) released the following statement after the President delivered his Joint Address to Congress:

Feb 24, 2017 Press Release

MADISON  – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) announced today that he is honored to be joined by Lupe Salmeron, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient and student at Edgewood College, as his guest to President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress next week on Tuesday, February 28.

Feb 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Keith Ellison (D-MN), along with Rep. John Lewis  (D-GA) and 24 original cosponsors introduced a resolution, which would explicitly guarantee the right to vote.

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In The News

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.

Apr 5, 2013 In The News

Republicans plan to balance the budget “on the backs of the middle class,” said U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, during a rally held at Blackhawk Technical College’s central campus.

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Apr 4, 2013 In The News

University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty members expressed concern Wednesday to U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., that the sequester, a series of automatic federal spending cuts that recently took effect, could have a devastating impact on research programs.

Mar 28, 2013 In The News

Rep. Mark Pocan’s office is just two blocks from the U.S. Supreme Court, where justices this week heard two separate cases involving same-sex marriage. But for the first-term Wisconsin lawmaker, the issue of marriage equality hits even closer than that.
 

Mar 27, 2013 In The News

A freshman Congressman from Wisconsin reflects on his first few months in Washington. Prior to Mark Pocan being elected to Congress in November and his appointment to the House Budget committee, he served on the state Legislature’s budget panel including a stint as co-chairman.

Mar 26, 2013 In The News

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan expressed hope today the U.S. Supreme court’s decisions in two pending cases will reflect the country’s move toward embracing marriage equality.

Mar 25, 2013 In The News

Several hundred postal workers rallied in Madison on Sunday. Some held signs and waved at passing cars as they spoke out against the recent decision to eliminate service on Saturdays.

Mar 24, 2013 In The News

MADISON (WKOW)-- Several hundred postal workers rallied outside the main post office  in Madison. Several workers held signs and waved at passing cars as they spoke out against the recent decision to eliminate service on Saturdays.

Mar 21, 2013 In The News

As the U.S. House has debated budget priorities in recent days, two Wisconsinites have been in the limelight.
 
One is Capitol Hill careerist Paul Ryan, the Janesville Republican who came to Washington almost a quarter century ago and whose experience in the private sector would be generously described as “slim.”
 

Mar 19, 2013 In The News

As the son of two small-business owners, it’s no surprise that for more than half of my life, I too have owned my own small business. When I was 23 years old, I opened a specialty printing shop in Madison, Wis., that I run to this day, and I firmly believe small businesses are the backbone of our local economies.

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