Mark Pocan

Mark Pocan has served as U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district, since 2013.

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At the state level, much more must to be done. (Photo: May James, Getty Images/AFP) Views
Monday, November 02, 2020
Everyone Needs to Do More to Fight COVID-19
The COVID-19 numbers in Wisconsin are horrifying. This past week, we were hitting 5,000 cases and 50 deaths a day in Wisconsin alone. We’ve reached over 225,000 cases across Wisconsin and more than 2000 deaths. Our state often had the second-most cases in the country on any given day — even though...
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 The latest studies have shown unequivocally that raising the minimum wage is a boon to society overall -- stimulating the economy, decreasing poverty-related stress, and increasing productivity. (Photo: Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
A $15 Minimum Wage Is Exactly What Our Economy Needs
This week, Democrats in the House have the chance to end poverty wages and increase paychecks for 27 million American workers . There’s no excuse not to get this done. Democratic candidates around the country ran on a $15 minimum wage. In 2018, Arkansas and Missouri -- not exactly bastions of...
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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
The People’s Budget, Not Trump’s Budget, Will Help Working Americans
After President Trump’s first 100 days in office, it’s clear that his promises to help the working class were little more than a campaign ploy. His dismantling of Obama-era regulations like the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule and deregulation of the financial industry reveal what he really cares...
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Saturday, November 19, 2016
An Unstoppable Progressive Movement
There is no reason to sugar coat it. The election of Donald Trump is a wakeup call for those of us who care about working-class families. People all across the country are struggling to make ends meet and they feel like the economy is rigged against them in favor of the wealthy. Some of those...
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