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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March 15, 2017 Press Release
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March 3, 2017 Press Release



March 3rd, 2017 

Contact: Jeronimo Anaya-Ortiz - 202-225-2111

Chicago, IL – On Monday, March 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Niles West High School Auditorium, U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky will hold a town hall meeting to hear from her constituents. The doors for this event will open at 5:30, and it will be open to the press.


September 28, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky released the following statement after the House passed the Water Resources Development Act, which authorizes aid for Flint, Michigan and funding for the next phase of the Des Plaines River Project:

September 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky released the following statement after introducing the Water, Cosmetics, and Unwanted Pharmaceuticals (Water CUPS) Act(H.R. 6128) that examines the impacts of prescription drugs and cosmetics entering our water supply:

August 26, 2016 Press Release

Schakowsky, Duckworth, Durbin & Quigley Announce Nearly $11.5 Million for Des Plaines Flood Damage Relief and Prevention

[DES PLAINES, IL] – Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08), along with Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Reps. Mike Quigley (IL-05) and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) announced $11,447,584 in federal funding to help the city of Des Plaines purchase flood-damaged homes and homes that are prone to flooding. Purchasing these homes may help residents mitigate and prevent future losses.