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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today was named to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, and the Subcommittee on Agriculture.
Rep. Pocan will have jurisdiction over discretionary funding for the Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Education. In addition, he will oversee all spending on major agriculture programs under the United States Department of Agriculture which provide support to family farms and rural development including broadband, rural utility service, and rural housing.
“In these new roles on the Appropriations Committee, I will continue to fight for higher wages for workers and better public education,” said Rep. Pocan. “These subcommittees will also allow me to have a renewed focus on investing in rural communities and ensure Wisconsin family farms receive the support they need.”
The Appropriations Committee is responsible for setting specific expenditures of over a trillion dollars of discretionary spending for the federal government on annual basis. There are 12 subcommittees under the House Appropriations Committee which has jurisdiction over almost all discretionary funding programs.
Press Releases by Mark Pocan
“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 SecretaryFeb 15th, 2017 by Mark Pocan
"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 ElectionFeb 14th, 2017 by Mark Pocan
"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 LineFeb 10th, 2017 by Mark Pocan
"As a federal employee, Kellyanne Conway appears to have clearly violated these standards with her recent comments."
A recent Pew survey shows that 60% of Americans—an overwhelming majority—support unions.
“Andy Puzder has consistently stood on the side of big business and failed to support workers”