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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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:
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.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) released the following statement after voting against the first of three bills to undermine the Iran Nuclear Deal on the eve of its one year anniversary:
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement after introducing legislation, H.R. 5348 the House companion to Senator Shaheen’s legislation in the Senate, to create an Office of Public Participation and Consumer Advocacy at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC):
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), released the following statement after the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee announced that funding for the next phase of the Des Plaines River Project would be included in the Water Resources Development Act. This inclusion will allow for almost $200 million in federal funding for Phase II of the project. This project was also included in the Senate version of the bill.