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Congressmen Duffy & Pocan to Discuss Health Care, Immigration at Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference

The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today announced the addition of two congressional representatives to the line-up of speakers in the Workforce Connections seminar series at the Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference, set for April 12 & 13 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.  U.S. Representative Sean Duffy (R-Wausau) and U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (D-Town of Vermont) will share their views on health care and immigration policy, as well as the impact of the Trump Administration.

“Cheese manufacturers employ tens of thousands of people in Wisconsin and across the country – so changes to health care and immigration law are of great interest,” said Rebekah Sweeney, WCMA Communications and Policy Manager.  “Insight from Congressmen Duffy and Pocan is valuable as business leaders determine their plans for the future.”

Democratic Congressman Mark Pocan represents Wisconsin’s 2nd District, including the City of Madison and seven counties in South Central Wisconsin. Now in his third Congressional term, Pocan serves on the House Appropriations Committee where he sits on the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, and the Subcommittee on Agriculture.

Republican Congressman Sean Duffy serves Wisconsin’s 7th District, consisting of 26 counties in Northern Wisconsin.  In his fourth term in Congress, Duffy has been appointed to the House Financial Services Committee as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance.

Their discussion of public policy is just one element in the two-day Workforce Connections seminar series at the Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference.  Other topics include the scope of Wisconsin’s labor shortage, wage comparisons by job and region, creative benefits policies, human resources boot camp, and a master class in engaging employees for maximum productivity.  A complete agenda can be found at www.cheeseconference.org.

Registration for the Workforce Connections seminar series is limited to 60 participants, and only a few spots remain.  To register, visit www.cheeseconference.org before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4.   For additional assistance, call WCMA at 608-828-4550.