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Once Again, Speaker Ryan Talks to Business Lobby, Ducks Constituents
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Once Again, Speaker Ryan Talks to Business Lobby, Ducks Constituents

Trump-Ryan Tax Scheme Is ‘Demonically Irresponsible Giveaway to Super Rich’

Pocan Slams Trump for Sending Wisconsin Insurance Rate Increases Sky-High
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Pocan Slams Trump for Sending Wisconsin Insurance Rate Increases Sky-High

"President Trump is doing everything he can to sabotage the ACA and his actions are now having a very real impact on tens of thousands of Wisconsinites."

Murphy’s Law: Can Democrats Beat Ryan, Grothman?
Murphy’s Law

Can Democrats Beat Ryan, Grothman?

Odds are slim. But the added turnout for those races could help reelect Tammy Baldwin.

Pocan Statement Regarding Reports that Russian-Linked Facebook Ads Targeted Wisconsin
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Pocan Statement Regarding Reports that Russian-Linked Facebook Ads Targeted Wisconsin

"We must ensure the widespread Russian hacking and interference in the 2016 election never happens again."

Pocan Statement on Mass Shooting in Las Vegas
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Pocan Statement on Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

"As long as Congress fails to act, it is complicit in the deaths of innocent Americans."

Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan — National Progressive Leader and Kenosha Native — Endorses Randy Bryce for Congress
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Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan — National Progressive Leader and Kenosha Native — Endorses Randy Bryce for Congress

Pocan praised Bryce's commitment to saving ObamaCare and passing Medicare for All.

Pocan Statement on Supreme Court Agreeing to Hear <em>Janus v. AFSCME</em>
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Pocan Statement on Supreme Court Agreeing to Hear Janus v. AFSCME

"This case is just another example of President Trump rigging the economy against workers and in favor of his wealthy friends."

Pocan Denounces Trump’s Attacks, Takes a Knee on the House Floor to Join Protesters in Solidarity
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Pocan Denounces Trump’s Attacks, Takes a Knee on the House Floor to Join Protesters in Solidarity

"Taking a knee is becoming a broader sign of patriotism and respect for our country, for a country that can be even greater for every one of its citizens."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Builds its Communications Team
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Builds its Communications Team

Melanie Conklin to lead Democratic Party of Wisconsin communications team.

Members of Congress Urge Trump to Stand with Americans against Nissan’s Anti-Worker Campaign
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Members of Congress Urge Trump to Stand with Americans against Nissan’s Anti-Worker Campaign

Members cite Nissan’s record of intimidation, abuse ahead of critical union vote in the American South

Pocan Joins House Democrats in Launching ‘A Better Deal’ Agenda
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Pocan Joins House Democrats in Launching ‘A Better Deal’ Agenda

‘A Better Deal’ will boost wages, lower costs, and unrig the economy so it works for all Americans,

Former federal prosecutor Josh Kaul raises over $170,000
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Former federal prosecutor Josh Kaul raises over $170,000

Announces endorsements from Pocan, Moore, and others from across Wisconsin

Neighboring Congressman and Citizen Action Have Health Care Town Hall Speaker Ryan Refuses to Hold
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Neighboring Congressman and Citizen Action Have Health Care Town Hall Speaker Ryan Refuses to Hold

Paul Ryan has not had an open forum with his constituents since the election.

Reps. Pocan and Conyers Introduce Bill to End Interstate Cross Check
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Reps. Pocan and Conyers Introduce Bill to End Interstate Cross Check

"Kicking legally registered voters off the voting rolls stifles democracy..."

Senate’s Tax Cut/Health Care Bill Will Cause 394,100 Wisconsinites to Lose Coverage
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Senate’s Tax Cut/Health Care Bill Will Cause 394,100 Wisconsinites to Lose Coverage

Average Cost for Elderly Enrollees Would Increase by $5,574

Rep. Pocan Statement on Senate’s Trumpcare Plan
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Rep. Pocan Statement on Senate’s Trumpcare Plan

"Look, if you’re in a river and you see a pair of jaws coming at you, it doesn’t matter if it’s a crocodile or an alligator – it’s still going to get you."

Rep. Pocan Statement on Anthem Reducing Plan Offerings in Wisconsin
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Rep. Pocan Statement on Anthem Reducing Plan Offerings in Wisconsin

"You can trace Anthem’s decision to the instability President Trump and Republicans in Congress have injected into the health care marketplace."

Rep. Pocan Statement on Shooting this Morning which Injured 5, including Majority Whip Scalise
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Rep. Pocan Statement on Shooting this Morning which Injured 5, including Majority Whip Scalise

"These horrifying incidents have become far too commonplace and have absolutely no place in our society."

Rep. Pocan Statement on Former FBI Director James Comey’s Testimony on Trump and Russia
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Rep. Pocan Statement on Former FBI Director James Comey’s Testimony on Trump and Russia

"Based on what Comey said during his testimony today, there is every indication that President Trump blatantly lied to the American people."

The State of Politics: Choice Schools Still Being Debated
The State of Politics

Choice Schools Still Being Debated

New study says voucher students do better. Except on achievement.

Trumpcare is a Disaster
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Trumpcare is a Disaster

Too bad Republican priorities do not include the American people

Repealing Wisconsin’s Prevailing Wage Laws Will Take Money Out of People’s Pockets
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Repealing Wisconsin’s Prevailing Wage Laws Will Take Money Out of People’s Pockets

State Senate proposal will do little to improve Wisconsin roads and could undercut wages throughout the state

Bipartisan Effort: 55 U.S. Representatives Call on Trump to Come to Congress Before Taking Military Action in Yemen
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Bipartisan Effort: 55 U.S. Representatives Call on Trump to Come to Congress Before Taking Military Action in Yemen

In light of the President’s willingness to engage in Syrian missile strikes without Congressional authority

Pocan Introduces Legislation to Close Tax Loopholes and Bring Transparency to Corporations Who Hide Their Profits Overseas
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Pocan Introduces Legislation to Close Tax Loopholes and Bring Transparency to Corporations Who Hide Their Profits Overseas

"Wall Street banks and big corporations rigged the system to dodge taxes and hide their profits overseas."

Rep. Pocan on Trump’s Trade Executive Orders: Mostly Talk, Little Action
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Rep. Pocan on Trump’s Trade Executive Orders: Mostly Talk, Little Action

"He broke his promise to declare China a currency manipulator on day one and has yet to address our trade deficit with China."

U.S. House Pushes Back to Restore Great Lakes Funding, In Wake of Proposed Trump Administration Cuts
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U.S. House Pushes Back to Restore Great Lakes Funding, In Wake of Proposed Trump Administration Cuts

Republicans, Democrats fight back against proposed cuts to Great Lakes funding

President Trump Breaks Another Promise to the American People Behind Closed Doors
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President Trump Breaks Another Promise to the American People Behind Closed Doors

Signs legislation repealing worker safety and wage protection rule

Forty Members of Congress Tell Trump to Apologize to Obama Over Baseless Wiretapping Lies
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Forty Members of Congress Tell Trump to Apologize to Obama Over Baseless Wiretapping Lies

Latest attempt to spin Trump’s claims detract from the real investigation into Russian Election Interference

Defeat of Trumpcare Today, a Victory for Grassroots Opposition
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Defeat of Trumpcare Today, a Victory for Grassroots Opposition

"Pulling Trumpcare from consideration today marks a major legislative defeat for President Trump and Congressional Republicans..."

Pocan Introduces Bipartisan Bill Allowing Students to Refinance their College Loans
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Pocan Introduces Bipartisan Bill Allowing Students to Refinance their College Loans

Over the last 30 years, the cost of college has increased by at least 300 percent.

Comprehensive Legislation Would Safeguard Future Elections from Cyber-Attacks
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Comprehensive Legislation Would Safeguard Future Elections from Cyber-Attacks

First of Its Kind Bill Introduced By Reps. Mark Pocan, Keith Ellison, and Hank Johnson

Pocan Statement on CBO Report That 24 Million Would Lose Coverage Under GOP Health Care Plan
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Pocan Statement on CBO Report That 24 Million Would Lose Coverage Under GOP Health Care Plan

"...this plan means millions of hard-working Americans will lose coverage while the wealthiest few get a massive tax cut."

Bike Czar: How We Lobbied Congress
Bike Czar

How We Lobbied Congress

Asking officials not to bar states from using transportation funds for bicycling.

Pocan Statement on Trump’s 2nd Round Attempt at Unconstitutional Muslim Ban
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Pocan Statement on Trump’s 2nd Round Attempt at Unconstitutional Muslim Ban

"Rehashing this hateful and divisive travel ban not only sends the wrong message to immigrants and refugees, it also makes our country less safe."

Trump Turns his Back on American Workers
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Trump Turns his Back on American Workers

By Already Reneging on his Buy America Plan

Rep. Pocan, 121 Members of Congress Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging the President to Reinstate Guidelines for Transgender Students
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Rep. Pocan, 121 Members of Congress Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging the President to Reinstate Guidelines for Transgender Students

The bipartisan letter is supported by the ACLU, GLSEN, Human Rights Campaign, National Black Justice Coalition, National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund, PFLAG, Transgender Law Center, and the Center for American Progress.

Pocan Statement on the President’s Joint Address to Congress
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Pocan Statement on the President’s Joint Address to Congress

"We have heard the President stand in front of a teleprompter and deliver a speech full of empty promises and self-serving boasts before."

Reps. Pocan and Ellison Introduce Right to Vote Constitutional Amendment
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Reps. Pocan and Ellison Introduce Right to Vote Constitutional Amendment

“The biggest strength of our democracy is that all citizens have an equal say through their vote”

Rep. Pocan & Democratic Caucus Chairman Crowley Respond to the Withdrawal of Andy Puzder as Labor Secretary
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Rep. Pocan & Democratic Caucus Chairman Crowley Respond to the Withdrawal of Andy Puzder as Labor Secretary

"President Trump nominated someone who violated the laws he is supposed to enforce."

Rep. Pocan Urges President Trump to Fully Declassify Report on Russian Interference in 2016 Election
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Rep. Pocan Urges President Trump to Fully Declassify Report on Russian Interference in 2016 Election

"I feel it is imperative the American people get all the facts…"

Forty-Two House Democrats Urge Office of Government Ethics to Examine Kellyanne Conway’s Public Endorsement of Ivanka Trump’s Product Line
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Forty-Two House Democrats Urge Office of Government Ethics to Examine Kellyanne Conway’s Public Endorsement of Ivanka Trump’s Product Line

"As a federal employee, Kellyanne Conway appears to have clearly violated these standards with her recent comments."

Norquist: Trump Tariffs Will Hurt State Workers
Norquist

Trump Tariffs Will Hurt State Workers

Manufacturers like Harley will suffer, as when a steel tariff was imposed in 2002.

Pocan Says National Right-to-Work-For-Less Law Would be Catastrophic for Workers
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Pocan Says National Right-to-Work-For-Less Law Would be Catastrophic for Workers

A recent Pew survey shows that 60% of Americans—an overwhelming majority—support unions.

Pocan, House Democrats Voice Opposition to Trump’s Nominee for Secretary of Labor Andy Puzder
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Pocan, House Democrats Voice Opposition to Trump’s Nominee for Secretary of Labor Andy Puzder

“Andy Puzder has consistently stood on the side of big business and failed to support workers”

Pocan Statement on President Trump’s Divisive, Un-American Executive Order Banning Entry to US From Majority-Muslim Countries
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Pocan Statement on President Trump’s Divisive, Un-American Executive Order Banning Entry to US From Majority-Muslim Countries

"I stand alongside the people of my district and will explore a number of means of fighting against this prejudice and division."

Pocan Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order to Withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership
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Pocan Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order to Withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership

"The defeat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a testament to the power of grassroots organizing."

Pocan Named to Labor, Health and Human Services and Education & Agriculture House Appropriations Subcommittees
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Pocan Named to Labor, Health and Human Services and Education & Agriculture House Appropriations Subcommittees

Rep. Pocan will have jurisdiction over discretionary funding for the Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Education.

Openly Gay Members of Congress Raise Serious Concerns About Betsy DeVos’ Record on LGBT Equality
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Openly Gay Members of Congress Raise Serious Concerns About Betsy DeVos’ Record on LGBT Equality

Rep. Pocan and his colleagues called on Senate HELP Committee members to demand Ms. DeVos denounce these inhumane positions.

Pocan Named to House Appropriations Committee
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Pocan Named to House Appropriations Committee

“I will continue to draw on these experiences as I fight for middle class families and those aspiring to be in the middle class in Wisconsin and across the country.”

Pocan Applauds Sec. Kerry’s Outline for Peace in Middle East
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Pocan Applauds Sec. Kerry’s Outline for Peace in Middle East

Pocan's Recent Trip to Israel and Palestine Supports Kerry's Arguments

Rep. Pocan Leads Letter to President-elect Trump Highlighting Republicans’ Divisions Over Buy America Requirements
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Rep. Pocan Leads Letter to President-elect Trump Highlighting Republicans’ Divisions Over Buy America Requirements

“Foundries across the state are scratching their heads wondering why Republicans would want to send taxpayer dollars to companies that ship jobs overseas.”

Rep. Pocan Calls Out Rep. Duffy for Saying Madison is a Communist Community that does not Believe in Democracy, Demands Apology
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Rep. Pocan Calls Out Rep. Duffy for Saying Madison is a Communist Community that does not Believe in Democracy, Demands Apology

"...Congressman Duffy’s ‘Trumpizing’ of Wisconsin is the wrong direction for our state."

Rep. Pocan Re-Elected Progressive Caucus First Vice Chair
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Rep. Pocan Re-Elected Progressive Caucus First Vice Chair

In the 114th Congress, Rep. Pocan also served as the First Vice Chair.

Rep. Pocan Calls on President Obama to Protect Dreamers from Deportation
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Rep. Pocan Calls on President Obama to Protect Dreamers from Deportation

As of the end of June 2016, about 742,000 Dreamers had received DACA status.

Murphy’s Law: The Legend of Leah Vukmir
Murphy’s Law

The Legend of Leah Vukmir

Once considered a horrible legislator, she’s now one of the Capitol’s “heaviest hitters.”

Pocan Applauds $50.5 Million DOL Grants to Expand Apprenticeships as Sec. Perez Plans to Make Announcement at Madison College Today
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Pocan Applauds $50.5 Million DOL Grants to Expand Apprenticeships as Sec. Perez Plans to Make Announcement at Madison College Today

I applaud the Obama Administration and Secretary Perez for the emphasis they have placed on expanding apprenticeships with these grants.”

After Gov. Walker Threatens District Attorney Offices, Rep. Pocan Calls on DOJ to Ensure Retaliation Not Occur, May Need to Intervene
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After Gov. Walker Threatens District Attorney Offices, Rep. Pocan Calls on DOJ to Ensure Retaliation Not Occur, May Need to Intervene

Walker’s threat follows legitimate inquiries by the Milwaukee County DA into the questionable fundraising connections between the Governor and Wisconsin Club for Growth.

Rep. Mark Pocan Introduces Bill to Strengthen Corporate Tax Disclosure and Transparency
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Rep. Mark Pocan Introduces Bill to Strengthen Corporate Tax Disclosure and Transparency

This legislation would require the disclosure of country-by-country and bottom line information about companies’ taxes.

One Wisconsin Institute Unveils First-of-Its-Kind Student Loan Voter Scorecard
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One Wisconsin Institute Unveils First-of-Its-Kind Student Loan Voter Scorecard

At StudentLoanVoter.org, Wisconsin Voters Can Find Out Who Is, And Who Isn’t, Supporting Common Sense Reforms to Reduce Burden on Student Loan Borrowers

Pocan Calls on Department of Education to Ensure Proper Oversight of Taxpayer-funded Voucher Schools following GAO Report
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Pocan Calls on Department of Education to Ensure Proper Oversight of Taxpayer-funded Voucher Schools following GAO Report

Report Finds Taxpayer Dollars Spent on Voucher Schools Has More than Doubled over the Last Five Years; Concerns Regarding School Standards at Schools Remain

Murphy’s Law: Errors Embarrass Journal Sentinel
Murphy’s Law

Errors Embarrass Journal Sentinel

Washington Post finds problems in James Causey’s work, which JS editors try to hide.

Sensenbrenner Joins Wisconsin Delegation in Standing up for Patient Access
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Sensenbrenner Joins Wisconsin Delegation in Standing up for Patient Access

Wisconsin delegation requests increased patient access to oropharyngeal strengthening therapy.

Pocan Promotes Awareness and Benefits of Cooperatives at Visits to Local Businesses
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Pocan Promotes Awareness and Benefits of Cooperatives at Visits to Local Businesses

Dane County is home to 80 cooperatives, has the highest number of co-ops per capita of any county in country

Pocan Statement on Passing of Congressman Mark Takai
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Pocan Statement on Passing of Congressman Mark Takai

"I had the privilege to witness his dedication to his constituents while serving with him as a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus"

Reps. Pocan, Hanna Urge President Obama to Prohibit LGBT Discrimination in Government Contracting
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Reps. Pocan, Hanna Urge President Obama to Prohibit LGBT Discrimination in Government Contracting

"We respectfully urge you to direct all federal agencies to prohibit discrimination in federal government contracting and subcontracting based on the sexual orientation or gender identity of the business owner."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Higher Education Leaders to Implement Policies That Will Allow Students to Receive Their Financial Aid Packages Sooner
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Higher Education Leaders to Implement Policies That Will Allow Students to Receive Their Financial Aid Packages Sooner

“Early FAFSA” will help millions of families make informed decisions about higher education and potentially increase college enrollment and completion.

Pocan Introduces Bill to Invest in Apprenticeships and Rebuild Workforce Skills
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Pocan Introduces Bill to Invest in Apprenticeships and Rebuild Workforce Skills

The LEARNS Act would increase the number of highly skilled workers in the United States and ensures the registered apprenticeship program is an effective earn-and-learn model for students, workers, and employers.

Reps. Pocan, Nolan, Wilson Introduce Relief for Underwater Student Borrowers Act
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Reps. Pocan, Nolan, Wilson Introduce Relief for Underwater Student Borrowers Act

The bill would allow student loan borrowers who have been granted debt relief as a result of consistent repayment towards their student loan debt an exemption from being taxed on the amount forgiven.

Pocan Applauds Defense Department’s Removal of Transgender Service Ban
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Pocan Applauds Defense Department’s Removal of Transgender Service Ban

“Following in the footsteps of repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, this is another significant step toward equality for our LGBT armed service members.”

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement On House Democrats’ Sit-In
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement On House Democrats’ Sit-In

"I applaud Wisconsin leaders like Rep. Gwen Moore, Rep. Mark Pocan, Rep. Ron Kind, and Sen. Tammy Baldwin for common-sense solutions to prevent tragedies like the recent mass shooting in Orlando."

After 24 Hour Democratic Sit-In Demanding Action on Gun Violence, Pocan Calls for Continued Solidarity
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After 24 Hour Democratic Sit-In Demanding Action on Gun Violence, Pocan Calls for Continued Solidarity

"The gun violence epidemic affects our communities every day and it is past time for Congress to address this issue. Enough is enough.

Pocan Statement on Mass Shooting in Orlando
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Pocan Statement on Mass Shooting in Orlando

“As we grapple with the horrific events that took place yesterday morning in Orlando, my thoughts are with the families of the victims and everyone affected during Pride Month.”

Pocan, House Democrats Call on President Obama to Expand LGBT Protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership
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Pocan, House Democrats Call on President Obama to Expand LGBT Protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

While negotiators attempted to make progress on various human rights issues through the TPP, the agreement does not include protections for LGBT individuals.

Pocan Statement on Wisconsin AG Brad Schimel’s Decision to Join Challenge to President’s Transgender Student Guidance
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Pocan Statement on Wisconsin AG Brad Schimel’s Decision to Join Challenge to President’s Transgender Student Guidance

Pocan Calls the Decision an Attack on Youth for the Sake of Ideology

Paul Ryan and the GOP Majority’s Terribly Homophobic Week in Congress
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Paul Ryan and the GOP Majority’s Terribly Homophobic Week in Congress

“I personally was sad to see Ryan’s leadership show its true face.”

Pocan Introduces Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act
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Pocan Introduces Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act

Despite Congressional efforts to prevent federal interference in state marijuana programs, federal agencies have enacted policies that do not reflect this directive.

Pocan, Renacci Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Eliminate Budget Gimmick
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Pocan, Renacci Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Eliminate Budget Gimmick

The Pension and Budget Integrity Act simply moves these premiums “off-budget”, and ensures that Congress is raising premiums only if and when it is appropriate.

Pocan Supports Verizon Workers Poised to Strike for a Fair Contract
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Pocan Supports Verizon Workers Poised to Strike for a Fair Contract

“Companies should pay their workers fair wages and guarantee workplace protections.”

Confirmed by Wisconsin Republicans: Voter ID is intended to rig elections
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Confirmed by Wisconsin Republicans: Voter ID is intended to rig elections

“Wisconsin Republicans’ recent confession that the goal of voter ID is to rig elections for Republicans shows there is no ethical purpose in keeping this law in place.”

Pocan Applauds Treasury Department’s Anti-Inversion Regulations
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Pocan Applauds Treasury Department’s Anti-Inversion Regulations

New rules could limit corporate tax inversions like Pfizer’s $35 billion tax dodge

County Executive Chris Abele Endorsed by Local Elected LEaders
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County Executive Chris Abele Endorsed by Local Elected LEaders

“I am honored to have this support and look forward to continuing to collaborate with every level of government to improve our community.”

Pocan Statement on Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association Ruling
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Pocan Statement on Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association Ruling

SCOTUS 4-4 decision reaffirms collective bargaining rights

Pocan, Rangel Request Armed Services Committee Hold Hearing on Discharged Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Service Members
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Pocan, Rangel Request Armed Services Committee Hold Hearing on Discharged Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Service Members

Reps. Pocan and Rangel previously introduced the Restore Honor to Service Members Act in July 2015.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Representatives Ron Kind, Gwen Moore and Mark Pocan Call on Governor Walker to Immediately Restore Food Assistance to Thousands of Wisconsinites
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Representatives Ron Kind, Gwen Moore and Mark Pocan Call on Governor Walker to Immediately Restore Food Assistance to Thousands of Wisconsinites

“We must continue to support opportunities to lift people up and out of poverty and ensure that our jobs training programs are truly working”

Pocan Rallies Behind Fair Wisconsin’s Effort to Expose Hate-Speech Backers of Rebecca Bradley
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Pocan Rallies Behind Fair Wisconsin’s Effort to Expose Hate-Speech Backers of Rebecca Bradley

Agrees to Join Effort to Expose Those Who Fund Right Wing Group Founded by Anti-Marriage Equality Activist

The State of Politics: Five Years After Act 10
The State of Politics

Five Years After Act 10

Most players in the contentious Act 10 drama have since moved on to other positions.

Rebecca Bradley’s Last 48 Hours Have Been Spin Not Substance
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Rebecca Bradley’s Last 48 Hours Have Been Spin Not Substance

Still No Response on Meeting with LGBT Community

“Public Telling” Highlights Opposition, Solutions to Big Money Dominance in Elections
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“Public Telling” Highlights Opposition, Solutions to Big Money Dominance in Elections

On 6th Anniversary of Citizens United Ruling, Wisconsin Should Move Towards Real Reform

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Bipartisan Omnibus Bill
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Bipartisan Omnibus Bill

As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Baldwin secured several significant provisions for the state of Wisconsin

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Obama Administration Announcement on Simplified Financial Aid Process
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Obama Administration Announcement on Simplified Financial Aid Process

After Baldwin Calls for Change, President Obama Takes Action to Streamline Disjointed FAFSA Timeline, Ease Burden on Students and Institutions

Murphy’s Law: Walker Bets on the Radical Right
Murphy’s Law

Walker Bets on the Radical Right

He plans to beat Bush and Rubio from the far right. But his success could make him unelectable in the general election.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Wisconsin State Director
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Wisconsin State Director

“I share Senator Baldwin’s strong commitment to public service and I am eager to put my experience to work for her in Wisconsin.”

The Wealth of Wisconsin’s Senate & House Members

The Wealth of Wisconsin’s Senate & House Members

10 members of state's congressional delegation worth between $54 million and $171 million, new research group shows.

The State of Politics: Who Will Lead the Democrats?
The State of Politics

Who Will Lead the Democrats?

The party badly needs leadership, but the bench looks thin. Here are the likely candidates.

Murphy’s Law: Let Us Now Blame Mike Tate
Murphy’s Law

Let Us Now Blame Mike Tate

Hatred for the state Democratic Chair is flowing. But is he at fault for the election debacle or was the party’s message lacking?

Underdogs for Congress

Underdogs for Congress

Only one congressional race is (barely) competitive in Wisconsin. The seven incumbents have a 14-1 advantage in campaign cash.

The State of Politics: Casualties of War
The State of Politics

Casualties of War

The war over Act 10 may be a key reason 46% of legislators have left or will leave in just over two years.

Coalition Supports House, Senate Efforts to Boost Great Lakes Programs
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Coalition Supports House, Senate Efforts to Boost Great Lakes Programs

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition today issued its support to U.S. House and Senate leaders who are pushing to restore funding to Great Lakes programs.

Murphy’s Law: The New Right-Wing Media
Murphy’s Law

The New Right-Wing Media

The state is a national leader in creating new conservative publications.

Obamacare Haters Help People Sign Up

Obamacare Haters Help People Sign Up

State's Republican politicians who oppose law are helping enroll their constituents.

Should Internet Sales Be Taxed?

Should Internet Sales Be Taxed?

Federal bill could yield more than $70 million in annual sales tax for Wisconsin. Walker says he would use for income tax relief.

Plenty of Horne: Abele and Other Pols Push Gay Rights
Plenty of Horne

Abele and Other Pols Push Gay Rights

Gay activist Daniel Choi comes to Milwaukee three days before his trial for protesting "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

Citizen Action of Wisconsin Supports Congressman Pocan’s Stance on Protecting Medicare & Medicaid
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Citizen Action of Wisconsin Supports Congressman Pocan’s Stance on Protecting Medicare & Medicaid

Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) spoke to seniors today on the need to protect vital programs like Medicare and Medicaid.

Congressman Pocan and Citizen Action of Wisconsin Urge Action to Avert the Sequester and Protect Wisconsin Jobs and Middle Class Families
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Congressman Pocan and Citizen Action of Wisconsin Urge Action to Avert the Sequester and Protect Wisconsin Jobs and Middle Class Families

Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) held a media conference today with Executive Director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin Robert Kraig, highlighting the urgent need to avert the sequester and protect Wisconsin jobs and middle class families.

A Frail System: New State Law Conceals Nursing Home Violations
A Frail System

New State Law Conceals Nursing Home Violations

Tort reform puts residents at risk, and makes criminal prosecutions of abuse and neglect more difficult, critics say.

Murphy’s Law: Did Journal Sentinel Censor Story?
Murphy’s Law

Did Journal Sentinel Censor Story?

Conservative columnist Christian Schneider hides his erroneous story, hurting his -- and the paper’s -- credibility.

Murphy’s Law: Election’s Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

Election’s Winners and Losers

An insider's look at who's up -- and who's down -- as a result of the August primary.