Women's Issues

By protecting women, we protect families. As a former co-chair of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues, I have long fought to protect the rights of women, including full and equal economic opportunity through equitable pay and employment opportunities. In 6 in 10 families, a mother is the primary or co-breadwinner.  The persistent gaps in wages and opportunities for women have limited the resources available for families to purchase homes, save for college, and save for retirements.  I am dedicated to working to prevent violence against women and establish transitional housing for women and children who are victims of abuse.  As a leading member of the Pro-Choice Caucus, I have also fought for reproductive freedom.

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November 21, 2021 Page


H.R. 5376, The Build Back Better Act
This Transformational Bill Creates Jobs, Cuts Taxes, and Lowers Costs for American Families

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November 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip, a senior member of the House Budget Committee, and a Co-Chair of the House Democratic Task Force on Aging and Families, released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5376, President Biden’s Build Back Better Act, by a vote of 220-213: 

November 1, 2021 Video

This week I talk about the Build Back Better package that we will vote on this coming week to provide some relief to American families and help boost our economy. And, I greet some trick-or-treaters. Happy Halloween.

October 22, 2021 Video

I joined my colleagues in the Democratic Women's Caucus this week on the House Floor to discuss the vital importance of Care Economy provisions in the Build Back Better Act. We are going to boost home and community based care services, because the Care Infrastructure is vital to all Americans.

October 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chairwoman of Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced the Safer Beauty Bill Package in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Schakowsky announced the package along with her colleagues Reps. Doris Matsui, Lizzie Fletcher and Lisa Blunt Rochester earlier this year.

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