Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

Representing the 9th District of Illinois

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

June 29, 2015 Press Release

CHICAGO – Today, the Supreme Court issued a decision overturning the Environmental Protection Agency’s rule on mercury emissions. Rep. Jan Schakowsky issued the following statement:

June 19, 2015 Press Release

CHICAGO – Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have jointly proposed new standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Rep. Jan Schakowsky released the following statement on the new standards:

June 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Jan Schakowsky issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a stand-alone Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill:

“I am disappointed that the House of Representatives passed a stand-alone ‘Fast Track’ bill this afternoon.  If the Senate passes a similar stand-alone measure, TPA will be used to rush through the highly-flawed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.

June 18, 2015 Press Release

Today, Pope Francis released the Papal Encyclical, calling on all of us to address the global crisis of climate change.  But the Encyclical was not the only religious document this week calling for bold action.  The Rabbinic Letter demonstrates that leaders in the Jewish faith share the commitment to meeting perhaps the greatest challenge of our time.

June 12, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC– Rep. Jan Schakowsky issued the following statement after the Senate trade agreement package failed to pass the House of Representatives:  

“Today the House voted to derail ‘fast track’ authority that would not only be used to push through a highly-flawed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement but that would prevent Congress from amending trade pacts for the next six years.