A long-time progressive leader
Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) is the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a leading voice on reform in Congress. After serving for 14 years in the Wisconsin State Assembly, Pocan continued his fight for progressive values in Congress. He serves on the House Appropriations Committee where he sits on the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee; the Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration Subcommittee; and the Energy and Water Development Subcommittee.
An integral part of the reform movement
He has long been a champion for campaign finance reform and getting special interests out of politics. As Vice-Chair of the Democracy Reform Task Force, Pocan was instrumental in the drafting of H.R. 1, and had portions of several of his own bills and amendments included in the final version of the For the People Act. Those measures included reforming how states purge voters from their rolls, requiring paper ballots on electronic machines, and the creation of a new lobbying disclosure portal. In November 2018, Pocan announced that he would no longer accept corporate PAC contributions, citing the importance of showing constituents that “Washington should work for average Americans, not big corporate special interests.”
Reformer at Risk?
No Corporate PAC?