Rep. Mark Pocan

Representative from Wisconsin’s 2nd District, Democrat

Pocan, a Democrat, has been the representative for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Pocan has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Pocan is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Pocan for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Mark Pocan sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Pocan sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (25%) Education (21%) Labor and Employment (11%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Health (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Pocan’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Pocan’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 5077: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
May 24, 2016. Passed.
No H.R. 4127: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Dec 1, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.
No H.R. 529: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve 529 plans.
Feb 25, 2015. Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Dec 2016, Pocan missed 38 of 2,529 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 4 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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