Energy & Environment

Today, our nation faces unprecedented environmental and energy challenges. As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, I am committed to promoting sustainable and renewable clean energy development, achieving energy independence through use of sustainable 21st-century technologies and increasing energy efficiency.  I am also a strong environmentalist and believe we have a special responsibility to protect natural resources and species, national parks and wilderness areas and the future of our planet. 

Having lived near Lake Michigan for my entire life, I have a particular interest in Great Lakes protection.  I am working hard to promote clean air and clean water, prevent global warming, and prevent toxic emissions that threaten public health.  More than any other issue, our approach to the environment will determine the health, well-being, and security of the American people and determine our ability to compete in the 21st century economy.

 

More on Energy & Environment

April 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today on Earth Day, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Vice Chair of the Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law Subcommittee of the House Committee on the Judiciary, and Congressman Bobby L. Rush (IL-01), Chair of the Energy Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, joined U.S.

March 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and a senior member of the House Budget Committee, voted to pass President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act, which was approved in the House of Representatives by a vote of 220-211.

February 21, 2021 Video

This week, I talk about the reparations bill, H.R. 40, the latest on the American Rescue Plan, and the situation in Texas this past week. 

February 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, both of Illinois’ U.S. Senators and Members of the House of Representatives representing parts of Chicago’s lakefront, sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to address the emergency on our city’s shoreline. Following substantial progress on rebuilding nearly 9 miles of the city’s lakefront, the area experienced record high lake levels for most of 2020. The letter asks the Army Corps to evaluate the uncompleted segments of the project, which has already been authorized by both chambers of Congress.

The letter reads:

February 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and a senior member of the House Budget Committee, released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed S. Con. Res. 5, a budget resolution that lays the groundwork for passing President Biden’s American Rescue Plan:

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