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Michelangelo Signorile

Gay Congressman: ENDA Religious Exemption Will Go, Obama Is 'Leading Us' | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.31.2014 | Gay Voices

Openly gay Congressman Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) weighed in on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), at the center of controversy since major LGBT g...

Recent Reports Show Need for Congress to Act on Climate Change

Rep. Mark Pocan | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green
Rep. Mark Pocan

I believe that climate change represents one of the greatest threats to our national security and our planet. Increasing CO2 levels in our atmosphere, if allowed to continue unchecked, carry dire consequences for the future of our health and economy.

Zach Carter

This Is Why Democrats Don't Trust Obama On Trade | Zach Carter | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's top trade official angered some House Democrats last month by privately backtracking from public vows to ensu...

Arthur Delaney

Democrats Seek Unemployed Guests For State Of The Union | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A pair of House Democrats hope to put a face on the problem of expired unemployment insurance by encouraging their colleagues to invite ...

We Must Restore Honor to Gay Veterans Discharged Due to Sexual Orientation

Rep. Mark Pocan | Posted 09.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Rep. Mark Pocan

As we celebrate the considerable progress we've made toward full equality in our military, we cannot forget about those who continue to suffer because of the discriminatory policies of our past.

Gay U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan Addresses Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

In this exclusive audio broadcast, Rep. Pocan, the only current member of Congress who is both openly gay and married, talks about the future of gay marriage in this country and what Congress will do to expedite marriage equality in the 37 states that still discriminate against LGBT families.

Congress Must Act to Prevent Student Loan Rates From Doubling

Rep. Mark Pocan | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Rep. Mark Pocan

More than ever, a college diploma unlocks economic opportunity, provides students with a wealth of new skills and knowledge, and encourages innovation and growth. But more than ever, it also comes with a mountain of student loan debt.

Colbert Grills Congressman On Gay Marriage, Bear Wrestling

Posted 06.04.2013 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert returned to "The Colbert Report" Monday night after a week's vacation and got right back to business with another entertaining round o...

Friday Talking Points -- Pivoting To Other News

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Some weeks, not much happens in political news, and other weeks it seems like almost too much happens. This was one of the latter types of week.

Gay Congressman Makes History

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), an openly gay representative, made history on Capitol Hill Thursday when he announced that he'd been able to secure a congre...

John Celock

Lawmakers Propose ALEC Accountability Act In Arizona And Wisconsin | John Celock | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

Democratic lawmakers in Arizona and Wisconsin have introduced state legislation seeking public disclosure of who funds the conservative group known as...