Politifact concludes “True” on Pocan’s claim that Walker still hasn’t met his 2010 jobs promise

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During the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s annual convention in early June, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan said: “Seven years later, (Scott Walker) has not hit his first campaign promise of creating 250,000 jobs.” PolitiFact Wisconsin revisits Walker’s original promise to see where the jobs tally currently stands.

BlueWisconsin infographic: Which Wisconsin legislators reach across the aisle most and least?

Based on the annual Bipartisan Index released every spring by the Lugar Center, this BlueWisconsin data graphic shows how bipartisan (or not) each of Wisconsin’s congressional legislators were in last year’s congress.

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Pocan announces two dozen dates for ‘office hours’ across his district


U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan announced “Summer Office Hours” hosted by his staff on more than a dozen June dates, in two locations on each date. It appears the events will be hosted only by his outreach staff, not Pocan himself, to answer questions and address concerns. > pocan.house.gov

Watch Pocan grill DeVos, and get a 101 on Wisconsin’s experience with school vouchers

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Rep. Mark Pocan grilled Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Wednesday about the performance of Milwaukee’s voucher program, asking if she’d send her kids there.  DeVos deflected, but in their 6-minute exchange (video at link), Pocan and DeVos managed to explain the entire history and controversy over school vouchers in Wisconsin. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Bipartisanship scores for Wisconsin’s DC legislators, with a Dem topping the list


Each spring, the Lugar Center releases its Bipartisan Index for U.S. Senators and Representatives of the previous congress. Among Wisconsin’s scored legislators, Rep. Ron Kind was the most bipartisan, followed by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner. Rep. Glenn Grothman ranked almost dead last for the House, but most of Wisconsin’s Dem legislators scored negatively as well. > Wisconsin State Journal

Pocan elected as Congressional Progressive Caucus’ new co-chair


Liberal Democrats on Tuesday elected Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) to replace Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) atop the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC). Previously the vice-chair, Pocan will join Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) as caucus co-chair, while Ellison leaves to dedicate more time to his new role as deputy chair of the Democrat National Committee. > The Hill