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Key Votes

Mark Pocan's Voting Records on Issue: Marriage, Family, and Children

Full Name: Mark Pocan
Office: U.S. House (WI) - District 2, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 2
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Married
Birth Date: 08/14/1964
Birth Place: Kenosha, WI
Home City: Madison, WI

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 25, 2014 HR 4935 Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House
(237 - 173)
Nay
Dec. 11, 2013 HR 2019 Kids First Research Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(295 - 103)
Nay
March 13, 2013 HR 890 Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(246 - 181)
Nay

Wisconsin Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 13, 2012 SB 237 Amending Sexual Education Guidelines Bill Passed - House
(60 - 34)
Nay
Nov. 1, 2011 SB 45 Administration of Medications to Students Bill Passed - House
(63 - 32)
Nay
April 15, 2010 AB 106 Authorizing Sale of Alcohol to 18-20 Year-Olds Under Parental or Spousal Supervision Bill Passed - House
(56 - 41)
Nay
Nov. 5, 2009 AB 458 Sex Education Curriculum Requirements Bill Passed - House
(48 - 43)
Yea
Sept. 30, 2009 AB 458 Sex Education Curriculum Requirements House Sponsor
April 23, 2009 SB 27 Requires Insurance Coverage for Children's Hearing Aid Treatments Bill Passed - House
(80 - 16)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2008 A Amnd. 2 Exemptions to Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Ban Amendment Tabled - House
(54 - 43)
Nay
May 16, 2007 AB 30 Felon Employment in Educational Agencies Bill Passed - House
(64 - 29)
Nay
Feb. 28, 2006 SJR 53 Constitutional amendment defining marriage between one man and one woman Amendment Adopted - House
(62 - 31)
Nay

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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