GOP lame-duck plan likened to ‘third world dictatorship’ by critics as they race to stop it



Opponents raced Monday to marshal opposition to what they described as an “unprecedented” Republican power grab. Hear from Gov.-elect Tony Evers, Rep. Chris Taylor, Rep. LaTonya Johnson, Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz, and U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan here in the Wisconsin State Journal.

Pocan announces his future campaigns will no longer accept corporate money

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan announced last week he will no longer be accepting donations from corporate political action committees to fund his reelection campaign, joining a trend of politicians across the United States refusing corporate money. > Badger Herald

Despite one big setback, progressives increase their leadership clout in new Congress


Although the activist left suffered a blow this week when California Rep. Barbara Lee, a progressive antiwar icon, lost her bid to lead the House Democratic Caucus, the Congressional Progressive Caucus – which U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan co-chairs – significantly increased its representation in Democratic leadership. > HuffPost

Mark Pocan: House Dems will prioritize health care, wages, infrastructure, election reform

House Democrats will make every effort to deliver on the promises that brought them into the majority of the U.S. House, Rep. Mark Pocan said Monday. “We are going to respond to what we ran on, to make sure that we’re delivering on what delivered us the majority,” Pocan told reporters. > Cap Times

Pocan, Kind undecided on backing Pelosi

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Two of Wisconsin’s three Democrats in the U.S. House aren’t saying yet whether they will back Nancy Pelosi as speaker, even as 16 maverick Democrats released a letter Monday saying they wanted “new leadership.”  > AP News

Rep. Pocan says Republican leader Vos needs to ‘be better’


Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan says Republican Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos “needs to be better” and drop thoughts of moving the date of the 2020 presidential primary and weakening the governor’s powers. > AP News

‘There will be a lot of action happening’: Pocan looks forward to life in the majority

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan expects life to be busy for the next few months. The Madison Congressman ran unopposed in the liberal 2nd District for his fourth term. But he’s looking at a potentially painful lame-duck session with Republican House leadership and an ambitious agenda when Democrats take the majority in January. > Cap Times