Vukmir’s ‘Pants on Fire’ claim about Pocan proposal to abolish ICE

Would the Wisconsin congressman’s proposal to eliminate ICE really mean no more enforcement of the U.S. borders? No. But that’s the claim by Leah Vukmir, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat held by Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin. > PolitiFact Wisconsin

Ron Kind opposes Democrat-backed plan to abolish ICE

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind said Thursday he’s against a proposal from some of his fellow Democrats to do away with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, also known as ICE, saying the agency itself isn’t to blame for the White House’s immigration policy. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Baldwin breaks with Pocan on ICE stance


Sen. Tammy Baldwin broke with fellow Wisconsin Democratic Rep. Mark Pocan this week, saying she does not support the push by him and other liberals to do away with the federal government’s chief immigration agency. Baldwin’s Republican opponents have tried to make her position on ICE an issue in her re-election campaign. > AP News

Pocan: Eliminate nation’s immigration-enforcement agency, ICE

Congressman Mark Pocan, angered by recent visits to facilities near the U.S.-Mexico border that carry out federal policies that separated migrant families, says he wants to eliminate the nation’s immigration-enforcement agency and form a commission to decide how to replace it. > Wisconsin State Journal

What Mark Pocan saw in Texas


U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan says he never thought his opinion of President Donald Trump could be any lower. Then he toured the detention centers where immigrant children have been taken away from their parents and held in cages. > Isthmus

Pocan among Dem lawmakers visiting immigration centers in South Texas


U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan was among eight Democratic members of Congress who visited the South Texas border Sunday to tour the Customs and Border Protection processing centers in the Rio Grande Valley. The lawmakers came, they say, to learn more about the agency’s processing of undocumented immigrants entering the U.S. > NBC News


Following myriad Pruitt scandals, Pocan offers amendment to fully fund EPA’s Inspector General


House Republicans voted earlier this year to underfund the EPA’s Office of the Inspector General, ensuring the agency won’t have enough resources to fully investigate EPA chief Scott Pruitt. To correct this, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan has introduced an amendment to allocate the additional $12 million Republicans cut. > Urban Milwaukee