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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July 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Representatives Jan Schakowsky (IL-9), Paul Tonko (NY-20), Daniel T.

July 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3684, the INVEST In America Act, by a vote of 221-201:

June 30, 2021 Video

During debate on the House floor of the INVEST In America Act, I discussed the auto safety provisions in the bill, which I ushered through my subcommittee. The bill also includes funding to help remove dangerous lead service lines in our water system. Illinois has nearly 680,000 lead service lines. #INVESTAct #InvestinAmerica #WaterisLife #CleanWater #AutoSafety #HotCars

June 30, 2021 Video

I joined advocates from Illinois to talk about the Green New Deal and steps we are taking to act on climate change. While the climate corps piece was not included in the bipartisan infrastructure deal President Biden and a group of Senators came up with, House Democrats will include it in our reconciliation package.

#ActOnClimate #ClimateChange #ClimateCorps #GND #GreenNewDeal

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.

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