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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) released the following statement as Democrats continue their sit-in demanding a vote on bills to help prevent gun violence. For 24 hours, Democrats have held the Floor to force a vote on common sense gun violence prevention measures, including universal background checks, which Americans overwhelmingly support.
“Democrats are united in the steadfast belief that we must pass common sense measures to prevent further gun violence in this country. Since Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republicans will not stand up to the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the gun manufacturers, my Democratic colleagues and I have held the House Floor to demand action. Speaker Ryan may have turned off the Floor cameras in an attempt to silence us, but we will continue to stand up and give a voice to the majority of Americans who demand commonsense gun safety reforms.
“The mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando took the lives of 49 innocent individuals. The gun violence epidemic affects our communities every day and it is past time for Congress to address this issue. Enough is enough. House Democrats will no longer settle for moments silence and are demanding real moments of action.”
Press Releases by Mark Pocan
In the 114th Congress, Rep. Pocan also served as the First Vice Chair.
As of the end of June 2016, about 742,000 Dreamers had received DACA status.
Pocan Applauds $50.5 Million DOL Grants to Expand Apprenticeships as Sec. Perez Plans to Make Announcement at Madison College TodayOct 21st, 2016 by Mark Pocan
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 InterveneSep 23rd, 2016 by Mark Pocan
Walker’s threat follows legitimate inquiries by the Milwaukee County DA into the questionable fundraising connections between the Governor and Wisconsin Club for Growth.
This legislation would require the disclosure of country-by-country and bottom line information about companies’ taxes.
Pocan Calls on Department of Education to Ensure Proper Oversight of Taxpayer-funded Voucher Schools following GAO ReportSep 12th, 2016 by Mark Pocan
Report Finds Taxpayer Dollars Spent on Voucher Schools Has More than Doubled over the Last Five Years; Concerns Regarding School Standards at Schools Remain