Rep. Mark Pocan

Rep. Mark Pocan


Honored to serve the people of Wisconsin's Second District. First Vice Chair, @USProgressives

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For months, experts have agreed we need to test millions/day. Sunday, the Trump 'testing plan' said 300,000/day is enough. I trust the experts. My COVID-19 Emergency Production Act forces Trump to actually use the DPA to produce the level of PPE & testing supplies we need.

The Trump testing plan is not a plan at all. No national guidance. No national contact tracing plan. No national testing supply support for states who need it. May 26 and their testing plan is a big "Good Luck" to states.

I pushed to expand workshare in Wisconsin to set the example for what we can do nationwide. The result is >14,000 workers covered, keeping their jobs & staying on payroll since March 15. Workshare protects WI workers. Let's protect workers nationwide.

We don't need an increase in defense spending. We need to combat COVID-19. It's just that simple.

This is a map of closed OSHA complaints related to COVID-19 across the country. @OSHA_DOL  has issued one enforcement action. Just one. There are still over 6,000 open COVID-19 health & safety complaints. Workers deserve protection. OSHA, do your job.

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Threatening protesters of police violence with more police violence is disgusting. The people of this country are sick & tired of seeing the justice system turn a blind eye to the murder of Black people. Arrest the cops that killed George Floyd. Investigate their police dept.

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Wisconsin saw its highest single-day increase in confirmed COVID cases & deaths this week. Two weeks after the GOP state legislature & Supreme Court forced our state to reopen. Republicans putting politics over public health will always cost human lives.

Leave it to @BetsyDeVosED  & this administration to try and strip the rights away from trans students right now. This is discrimination and it is unacceptable. Can this Ed Dept. do anything without attacking or undermining vulnerable communities?

The wave of police violence in response to protests we've seen has been unacceptable. Cops driving cars into protesters, shooting defenseless protesters, pepper spraying whole crowds. Police brutality has gone on too long & too widespread for one arrest to solve this problem.

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This is a BIG deal. Today, we found out 1200 empty beds in the Homestead detention center costs us $720k/day. Why are we bankrolling the pockets of a private company for running an empty facility? The American people deserve answers @realDonaldTrump .

Andrew call me. I could use a good two-day report on the biggest crime families in Washington, D.C.

When white nationalist Stephen Miller is the best option to defend you, you’re definitely xenophobic and racist.

In ’s budget, there are major cuts to programs like the Special Olympics. Sec. DeVos didn’t know the number of kids who would be hurt by that cut, so I made sure she now knows that 272,000 kids are seeing their support taken away.

President Trump couldn't go to Mar-a-Lago during the government shutdown, so he had a $50,000 golf video game installed at the White House, likely at the EXACT same time 800,000 federal employees were without pay. Unbelievable.

After reading classified Russian hacking doc & offensive tweets to I will not be attending the Inauguration.

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Thanks for reaching out @WhiteHouse , but don't @ me until you've reunited all 2,300 kids with their families.

Just sent @SecPompeo  a letter flagging that the Feb 2019 spending bill prohibits pay to federal officials who prevent other officials from communicating with Congress. We refuse to bankroll this administration while they hold witnesses hostage. Sondland must testify on Ukraine.

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We have now reached THREE WEEKS. THREE WEEKS of ZERO testing kits THREE WEEKS of ZERO test collection swabs THREE WEEKS of ZERO reagents THREE WEEKS of inaction by this administration in getting Wisconsin the testing supplies we requested to end shelter-in-place sooner.

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