May 10, 2013 Article

Rep. Jan Schakowsky: "Climate change is real and is the most serious threat to our environment, our health, and our planet. On Friday, climate scientists found that carbon dioxide has reached a concentration level unseen in about 3 to 5 million years. We can no longer ignore the serious threat that climate change poses to our health and our environment.

March 1, 2013 Article

WGN News

March 1, 2013

With deep, federal spending cuts looming, members of Illinois' Congressional delegation are weighing in on the budget battle that's polarizing Capitol Hill.

$85 billion worth in spending cuts will automatically kick into effect sometime before midnight on Friday.

February 28, 2013 Article

The Chicago Sun Times, February 27, 2013

By Rep. Jan Schakowsky

The word "sequester" remains a mystery to most Americans, but the impact of $85 billion in automatic spending cuts could change people's lives, like those of Sharna Ivy and her 4-year-old son, Ethan.

February 15, 2013 Article

By Sam Baker

February 15, 2013

A group of House Democrats is trying to persuade the White House to back away from a proposed cut in Social Security – just like it did with raising the Medicare eligibility age.

February 13, 2013 Article

Politico, February 13, 2013

By Rep. Jan Schakowsky

February 7, 2013 Article

By Kerry Lester

February 7, 2013

A suburban mother who lost her son to gun violence less than three months ago will be Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky's guest at Tuesday's State of the Union address.

December 4, 2012 Article

The American people deserve to know the potential fallout of the fiscal cliff battle

December 3, 2012 Article

By Sam Baker 12/03/12 02:53 PM ET

Federal healthcare programs should cover the children of illegal immigrants, a group of House Democrats says.

November 30, 2012 Article

By Jonathan Easley 11/30/12

A group of House Democrats has formed its own "Gang of Six... to push for progressive tax reform – in which the expiration of the Bush-era tax rates for the wealthiest Americans is "just the beginning....