Pocan among Dem lawmakers visiting immigration centers in South Texas

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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

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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

Paul Ryan’s failure clears the way for a real farm and food bill

In an editorial, the Cap Times writes that it’s thankful for Paul Ryan’s ineptitude as Speaker of the House, because if he’d succeeded in passing the recent Farm Bill, it would have done severe damage to the condition of working farmers and working families.

Wisconsin Congress members react to Iran deal withdrawal

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There are differing takes from Wisconsin’s members of Congress on President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. Here’s what U.S. Reps. Ron Kind, Mike Gallagher, Glenn Grothman and Mark Pocan, as well as U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, had to say. > Wisconsin Radio Network

Pocan hits on Farm Bill, ‘swamp’ during Baraboo stop

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan said the Republican president who wanted to “drain the swamp” hasn’t lived up to that promise. The need to address campaign finance regulations and curb the influence of special interests were among the numerous topics Pocan covered during a Thursday visit to Baraboo. > Baraboo News Republic

Pocan says it would be tough for Barca to enter race for Ryan’s seat

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U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan says he told his former colleague and longtime friend state Rep. Peter Barca that it would be difficult for him to enter the Democratic primary for Paul Ryan’s seat so close to the primary date. Two other Democrats, Randy Bryce and Cathy Myers, are already running. > AP News