As a former elementary school teacher, I believe that we need to ensure that all children have fair, equal access to a high-quality public education. The future of our economy and the success of our country depend on a renewed commitment to public education. Policymakers need to work in partnership with teachers, parents, academics, administrators and students to build an adequately funded system to educate all our children. Lifelong education, beginning with 3-and 4-year olds and continuing through vocational training, community college, bachelor degrees and beyond, should be affordable and available for all Americans. I believe we should respect our nation's teachers and provide them with decent wages, benefits and the right to unionize.


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Rep. Schakowsky with Congressional Artistic Discovery Contest Winners & Participants

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November 21, 2021 Page

H.R. 5376, The Build Back Better Act
This Transformational Bill Creates Jobs, Cuts Taxes, and Lowers Costs for American Families

Key Points:

November 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip, a senior member of the House Budget Committee, and a Co-Chair of the House Democratic Task Force on Aging and Families, released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5376, President Biden’s Build Back Better Act, by a vote of 220-213: 

November 18, 2021 Video

The #BuildBackBetter Act delivers once-in-a-generation action to lower the everyday costs that burden working families in Illinois and around the country– from health care to child care & more – fully paid for by making big corporations & the wealthiest pay their fair share.

November 14, 2021 Video

In this week's update, I discuss the impact of the Infrastructure bill on Illinois and outlook on the Build Back Better Act. I also talk about the Senate vote on voting rights and my visit to my high school alma mater, Sullivan High School.

November 11, 2021 Press Release

CHICAGO - Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, visited Sullivan High School in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. The Congresswoman was joined by University of Illinois System President Tim Killeen, the CEO of the Chicago Public Schools Pedro Martinez, and 49th Ward Alderwoman Maria Hadden. Schakowsky is a graduate of the high school, and it is located in 9th Congressional District which she represents.