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

May 3, 2018 Press Release

Today, the former Naval Air Station (NAS) Glenview, now known as “The Glen”, was named by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as one of four winners of the first annual “Federal Facility Excellence in Site Reuse” awards.

April 22, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky released the following statement to mark Earth Day 2018 and announced the reintroduction of the Water, Cosmetics, and Unwanted Pharmaceuticals (Water CUPS). The Water CUPS Act, H.R. 5548, seeks to examine the impacts of prescription drugs and cosmetics entering our drinking water supply:

February 6, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a Chief Deputy Whip, released the following statement after voting “no” on the Republican’s fifth short-term spending bill of the current fiscal year:

January 26, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Chief Deputy Whip, released the following statement after announcing her plans to boycott President Trump’s upcoming State of the Union address:

“I will be boycotting President Trump’s State of the Union this year because I refuse to normalize President Donald Trump and his loathsome language and actions. The American people have been subjected to a year of racist, erratic, and divisive behavior from their Commander in Chief, and I refuse to accept that as the new normal.

January 26, 2018 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, and U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, announced they are to join the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus.