Representative Mark Pocan, who represents Wisconsin’s 2nd congressional district, spoke with reporters about a variety of issues facing Wisconsinites in his Madison office earlier today. Congressman Pocan acknowledged the challenges facing Wisconsin’s dairy farmers and touted recent bills in Congress dealing with generic drugs. “Interestingly, if you have one generic drug [as] competition to a […]
To impeach, or not to impeach. With all apologies to William Shakespeare, that is the question roiling Congress this week. Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report has fueled an intense debate. Centrist Democratic leaders, such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, publicly worry that, with a Republican Senate that has already refused to convict, a failed impeachment attempt […]
It’s been six months since ICE arrested more than 80 people around the state. And US Rep. Mark Pocan has waited almost as long to hear any information from the immigration enforcement agency. About two thirds of the documents ICE handed over to Pocan are blank. ICE says those pages are all exempt from the […]
The 2018 U.S. elections not only flipped control of the House of Representatives from the Republicans to the Democrats. They also dramatically changed the composition of the Democratic Party delegation. Bolstered by an influx of newcomers, many who ran on anti-establishment platforms, the ranks of the Congressional Progressive Caucus have swelled to their greatest numbers […]
US Representative Mark Pocan is drafting legislation that would abolish the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, or ICE. The agency has come under fire since reports of family separations at the southern border began dominating headlines. Lawmakers created ICE in 2002 with bipartisan support. Now, some lawmakers and advocates are calling for it to […]
(WORT) — GOP Congressman Paul Ryan from Janesville is set to make history this week. He is expected to be the first Wisconsin member of the U.S. Congress to be elected Speaker of the House, is third in line to the presidency.