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.

More on Women's Issues

June 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus Providers & Clinics Task Force, released the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States struck down an unconstitutional Louisiana law and ruled in favor of abortion providers in June Medical Services v. Russo:

June 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, slammed the Trump Administration’s decision yesterday to file a brief with the Supreme Court asking the justices to strike down the entirety of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

June 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – While the Trump administration has encouraged the use of telemedicine across the health care industry during the pandemic, it has refused to relax rules around medication abortion, a move that experts warn may put both patients and providers at greater risk of contracting the coronavirus.

 

May 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus Providers and Clinics Task Force, joined House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations Chairwoman Judy Chu (D-CA), and Reps.

May 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus Providers and Clinics Task Force, along with Pro-Choice Caucus Chairs Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Barbara Lee (D-CA), along with taskforce leads Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Katherine Clark (D-MA), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Judy Chu (D-CA), Julia Brownley (D-CA), and Ted Deutch (D-FL), released the following statement on the Trump Administration's attack on independent Planned Parenthood 501(C)(3) organizations that applied for federal assistance un

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