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Rep. Mark Pocan

Representative for Wisconsin’s 2nd District

pronounced mahrk // POH-kan

Pocan is the representative for Wisconsin’s 2nd congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Pocan is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Pocan.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Pocan is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Pocan has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jul 19, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Mark Pocan sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Pocan sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (25%) Taxation (23%) Labor and Employment (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Agriculture and Food (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Health (6%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Pocan voted No

Pocan voted Nay

Pocan voted No

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. ...

Pocan voted Nay

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Pocan voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Pocan voted Nay

Pocan voted No

Pocan voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Jul 2019, Pocan missed 189 of 4,235 roll call votes, which is 4.5%. This is worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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