Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

Representing the 9th District of Illinois

Press Releases

July 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip, released the following statement upon passage of the National Defense Authorization Act:

“I have voted for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) twice in my career. The first time was when ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ was repealed, and the second time was today. Here is why.

July 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip, released the following statement upon passage of her amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act which will help provide essential oversight of private security contractors:

July 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Jan Schakowsky, Susan Davis, Rosa DeLauro, Lloyd Doggett, Raja Krishnamoorthi, and Angie Craig led over 100 of their colleagues in sending a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and asking him to remove biologics exclusivity language from the pending language in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade agreement.

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July 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chairwoman of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement following the Health Subcommittee’s mark-up today that included two bills she introduced:

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July 1, 2019 Press Release

EVANSTON, IL – Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip, has reintroduced the Safe Hydration is an American Right in Energy Development (SHARED) Act of 2019. Part of the “Frack Pack” of bills to improve safeguards against the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, the legislation would require testing and reporting of water contamination near hydraulic fracturing site

June 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip, released the following statement on her vote against the Senate’s version of the Emergency Border Supplemental bill, H.R. 3401:

June 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, and Bruce Westerman (R-AR) introduced H.R.

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June 21, 2019 Press Release

ICE Enforcement Actions Anticipated

According to the President, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) plans to conduct immigration enforcement operations around the country. The operation is expected to target families and young adults who entered the United States as unaccompanied children.

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