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.


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January 10, 2022 Video

In my weekly video update for my constituents, I discuss the anniversary of the violent January 6th insurrection. I also discuss the prospects for voting rights legislation in the Senate and the need to get rid of the filibuster. I also share how to apply for assistance with your energy bills via @Cook County Government and the federal LIHEAP program.

January 5, 2022 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Congressman.

December 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, and Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA), a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, reintroduced the Future Generations Protection Act of 2021. This bill would help ensure a rapid shift away from fossil fuel to clean renewable energy.

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

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November 21, 2021 Page

President Biden signed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law –  transformational legislation that includes $550 billion in new federal funding for America’s crumbling infrastructure – delivering progress for working families and their communities across the country.