Press Releases

August 5, 2021 Press Release

EVANSTON –  Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has led the push for the United States to support the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS) Waiver in the World Trade Organization, which would allow more countries to have access to the vaccines to the C

July 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON -   Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chairwoman of Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced the Safer Beauty Bill Package. The bill package will include four separate bills that offer a bold and progressive update to an increasingly outdated set of federal cosmetics laws. 

July 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON -  Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), a Senior Chief Deputy Whip, Chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus Providers and Clinics Task Force, and lead sponsor of the Abortion is Health Care Everywhere Act was joined by bill co-leads and

July 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed—as part of the FY22 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPS) Appropriations bill—historic language by Reps. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and Susan Wild (PA-07) regarding the role of the Organization of American States (OAS) in the 2019 Bolivian elections and subsequent human rights crisis. 

July 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (CA-18), Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook demanding answers to how the company is handling COVID-

July 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, reintroduced the Eleanor Smith Inclusive Home Design Act. This bill would make more new homes accessible for people with disabilities, seniors, and veterans.

July 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, introduced the Food Chemical Reassessment Act of 2021 (FCRA) to require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regularly study and reassess chemicals used in food, many of which have not been ree

July 21, 2021 Press Release
Lawmakers call for replacement of 10 million lead service lines in any comprehensive infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON— Representatives Jan Schakowsky (IL-9), Paul Tonko (NY-20), Daniel T.

July 20, 2021 Press Release
The Consumer Protection and Recovery Act will restore FTC’s authority to return money to defrauded consumers.

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the House passed legislation by Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, and Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29),  Vice-Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, to restore the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) 13(b) consumer protection powers to ret

July 15, 2021 Press Release
489,300 Chicagoland Households Could Get Up to $300 Per Child Every Month July-December as Part of American Rescue Plan Schakowsky Helped Pass, Raising 134,000 Area Children Out of Poverty
“Parents and caregivers cannot go back to work, grow our economy, and build better lives for their families unless they know their children are cared for,” said Congresswoman Schakowsky. “The American Rescue Plan included an expansion of the Child Tax Credit, which will provide financial support for families to help them afford childcare, food, clothing, and other daily expenses. This program is cutting child poverty in half across the nation, and raising more than 134,000 Chicagoland children out of poverty.”

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