Current Position: US Representative for IL District 9 since 1999
Former Position(s): Program Director for PIRGs from 1976 – 1990
Senior Chief Deputy Whip, House of Representatives,
Chair, House Energy & Commerce Committee, Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee
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Jan’s Plans & Pans – July 23, 2021
September 1, 2021 (Short)
Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus’ Providers and Clinics Task Force, issued a statement following the news of Texas’ shameful “Heartbeat” abortion ban and the Supreme Court’s refusal to stop it from going into effect:
“I condemn in the strongest possible terms the cruel and discriminatory enactment of Texas’s ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban. Texas now has the most extreme abortion ban in the country. It bans abortion at just six weeks – before most people even know that they are pregnant. The law even has a ‘sue thy neighbor’ provision, meaning that people who help or intend to help someone get an abortion after six weeks can be sued. The cruelty is the point.
“This CANNOT stand. Nearly 6 in 10 Americans support a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion. This is a pro-choice nation.
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Jan Schakowsky was elected to represent Illinois’ 9th Congressional District in 1998, after serving for eight years in the Illinois State Assembly. She is in her twelfth term.
Schakowsky serves in the House Democratic Leadership as a Senior Chief Deputy Whip. She is a member of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, House Budget Committee, as well as the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where she serves as Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, and as a member of the Environment and Oversight & Investigations Subcommittees.
In 2010, Speaker Pelosi appointed Schakowsky to serve on President Obama’s 18-member National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. She opposed the deficit reduction proposal presented by co-chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson and offered her own approach, which reached the same fiscal goals without cutting Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid. The Schakowsky plan addressed the real and growing problem of income disparity – which is at its greatest level since 1928 – and protects middle-class families.
In Congress, Schakowsky focuses on health care and senior issues. She was a leader in passing the historic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide healthcare coverage to all Americans. Schakowsky was responsible for provisions in the law to require improved review of insurance company premiums, nursing home quality protections, and initiatives to increase the number of health care providers, which benefit seniors and all Americans. A champion for the nation’s seniors, Schakowsky continues the fight to prevent the privatization of Social Security and Medicare, and to make prescription drugs more affordable. She spearheaded the creation of the Seniors Task Force in the 111th Congress and continues to serve as Co-Chair in the 116th Congress in the now-renamed Task Force on Aging and Families.
Schakowsky believes the number one priority in this Congress is to create jobs and restore a vibrant middle class. She has introduced the Patriot Corporations of America Act to reward companies that hire American workers and to eliminate tax incentives to businesses for sending jobs overseas. She introduced the Fairness in Taxation Act to create higher tax brackets for millionaires and billionaires.
A leading advocate for women’s issues in Congress, Schakowsky has long been involved in the fight to protect women’s reproductive freedom. She continues her work to prevent violence against immigrant women, achieve economic parity, and establish transitional housing for women and children who are victims of abuse. Schakowsky is the sponsor of the International Violence Against Women Act, which would make the safety of women and girls around the world a long-overdue U.S. foreign policy priority.
Schakowsky has consistently voted for measures to support Israel’s peace and security. She strongly supports helping Israel reach a negotiated two-state solution with the Palestinians. As a Jewish Congresswoman, Schakowsky has a deep personal connection to the State of Israel and pledges a continued friendship. Schakowsky also worked closely with President Barack Obama to assure completion of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) designed to cut off all Iranian pathways to a nuclear weapon.
Throughout her time in Congress, Schakowsky has won major legislative victories. These include important provisions in the Affordable Care Act, as well as laws that protect seniors, from abusive terms in reverse mortgages, require greater transparency for military contractors, require the strongest possible mandatory safety standards and testing for infant and toddler products – including high chairs, cribs and bath seats – and require strict car safety measures to protect children.
A longtime grassroots organizer and consumer advocate, Schakowsky began her leadership career in 1969 when she led the fight that put freshness dates on products sold in the supermarket. Prior to her election to Congress, Schakowsky represented the 18th District in the Illinois General Assembly for eight years. She served as a Democratic Floor Leader and as Secretary of the Conference of Women Legislators.
For twenty years before her election to the Illinois State House, Schakowsky fought for the public interest and rights of Illinois citizens. As Program Director of Illinois Public Action from 1976 to 1985 – the state’s largest public interest organization – Schakowsky fought for energy reform and stronger protection from toxic chemicals. As Director of the Illinois State Council of Senior Citizens from 1985 to 1990, she organized across the state for lower cost prescription drugs and tax relief for seniors, financial protection for the spouses of nursing home residents and other benefits for the elderly.
Jan lives in Evanston, Illinois, with her husband Robert Creamer and their two energetic rescue dogs, Franklin and Eleanor (Frankie and Ellie for short). She has three children, Ian, Mary, and stepdaughter Lauren Travers, and six grandchildren, Isaac, Eve, Lucy, William, Aidan and Alice. She graduated from the University of Illinois in 1965 with a B.S. in Elementary Education.
Congressional Progressive Caucus, Vice Chair
International Workers Rights Caucus, Founder and Chair
Affordable Drug Pricing Task Force
Americans Abroad Caucus
American Sikh Congressional Caucus
Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease
Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus
Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism
Climate Solutions Caucus
Congressional Caucus to End the Youth Vaping Epidemic
Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus
Congressional After School Caucus
Congressional Animal Protection Caucus
Congressional Arthritis Caucus
Congressional Arts Caucus
Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
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Congressional Black Jewish Caucus
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Congressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology
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Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
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Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth
Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
Congressional Caucus on Parkinson’s Disease
Congressional Caucus on Poland
Congressional Caucus to Cure Blood Cancers and Other Blood Disorders
Congressional Central America Caucus
Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
Congressional Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Caucus
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Congressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
Congressional Czech Caucus, Co-Chair
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Janice Danoff Schakowsky (// shə-KOW-skee; born May 26, 1944) is an American politician who has served as the U.S. Representative from Illinois’s 9th congressional district since 1999. She is a member of the Democratic Party.
The district is anchored in Chicago’s North Side, including much of the area bordering Lake Michigan. It also includes many of Chicago’s northern suburbs, including Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Evanston, Glenview, Kenilworth, Mount Prospect, Niles, Park Ridge, Rosemont, Skokie, Wilmette, and Winnetka, as of the decennial redistricting following the 2010 United States Census.
Early life and education
Schakowsky was born Janice Danoff in 1944 in Chicago, the daughter of Tillie (née Cosnow) and Irwin Danoff. Her parents were Jewish immigrants, her father a Lithuanian Jew and her mother from Russia.
She was Program Director of Illinois Public Action, Illinois’ largest public interest group, from 1976 to 1985. She then moved to the Illinois State Council of Senior Citizens as executive director for five years until 1990, when she was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives. She served there until 1998.
In 1986, Schakowsky ran in the election to be a member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners from suburban Cook County. While successful in winning the primary to be one of the Democratic Party’s nominees, she failed to win election in the general election.
In 1990, Schakowsky was elected to serve in the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the fourth district. She was redistricted in 1992 to the eighteenth district.
U.S. House of Representatives
Election to House, 1998
Sidney Yates, who had represented the 9th District since 1949 (except for an unsuccessful run for the Senate in 1962), had announced in 1996 that he would not run for re-election in 1998. Schakowsky easily won the Democratic primary, which all but assured her of election in the heavily Democratic 9th. She beat out then-Illinois State Senator Howard W. Carroll and future-Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker in the primary (who finished second and third, respectively). She won in November with 75 percent of the vote and has been reelected 12 more times with no substantive opposition, including four times with 70 percent or more of the vote. She is only the third person to represent the district since 1949.
Schakowsky is among the most Progressive members of the current U.S. Congress. She is a senior member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and frequently earns ratings of between 90 and 100 from liberal and progressive interest groups.
Consideration for Vice President in 2004 election
The Nation endorsed her for vice president in the 2004 United States presidential election, stating that she is “the truest heir to Paul Wellstone in the current Congress”. She was, however, not selected as John Kerry‘s running mate.
Objection to the 2004 Presidential Election results
Schakowsky was one of thirty-one House Democrats who voted to not count the 20 electoral votes from Ohio in the 2004 presidential election. President George W. Bush won Ohio by 118,457 votes. Without Ohio’s electoral votes, the election would have been decided by the U.S. House of Representatives, with each state having one vote in accordance with the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Support for Obama economic plan
In April 2009, Schakowsky pointedly criticized the tax day Tea Party protests, asserting that they were ”an effort to mislead the public about the Obama economic plan that cut taxes for 95 percent of Americans and creates 3.5 million jobs…. It’s despicable that right-wing Republicans would attempt to cheapen a significant, honorable moment of American history with a shameful political stunt.”
Opposition to Iraq War
Schakowsky was outspoken in her opposition to the Iraq War. She was one of the earliest and most emphatic supporters of U.S. Senator Barack Obama prior to his victory in the 2004 Illinois Democratic primary election, and actively supported his bid for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. She introduced the Iraq and Afghanistan Contractor Sunshine Act (H.R. 897) as a bill in the House of Representatives on 7 February 2007 seeking information from leading federal agencies on their contracts for work in Iraq and Afghanistan. The bill was not subsequently enacted.
In hearings held by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee in July 2006, Schakowsky expressed concern that a report from the National Academy of Sciences showing discrepancies among scientists studying global warming might be “used in a way to discredit the whole notion that our country and the rest of the industrialized and developing world ought to do anything about global warming”.
Angling for elevation
Schakowsky indicated interest in replacing Barack Obama in the United States Senate. Before his arrest, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich had reportedly been considering Schakowsky among at least six candidates to fill the vacancy. Schakowsky was one of the first figures in Illinois to voice interest in running in a special election to replace Obama.
Support for public option
In April 2009, she stated her support for a public option in health insurance, arguing that it would put health insurance companies out of business and lead to single-payer health care, which she supports.
Critique and apology for Joel Pollak
In March 2015, Schakowsky was criticized by the Orthodox Union after saying that Jewish politician Joel Pollak was a “Jewish, Orthodox, Tea Party Republican” at a J Street event. She later apologized for her comments.
Support for LGBT rights
In 2015, Schakowsky was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame as a Friend of the Community. In February 2021 she voted yes on the Equality Act on behalf of her transgender grandson, Isaac.
Boycott of Netanyahu’s speech to Congress
In March 2015, Schakowsky did not attend the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu‘s speech to Congress because, she wrote in the Huffington Post, it could scuttle delicate negotiations with Iran: “The prime minister wants the negotiations to end, and his purpose in speaking to the Congress is to convince us that the president is about to agree to a deal that threatens Israel’s existence. He believes the president is naïve in thinking that he and the P5+1 can achieve any agreement that will stop Iran from rushing toward a bomb … What is the alternative to an agreement? Yes, the United States will increase sanctions. But does anyone doubt that Iran will build a nuclear weapon regardless of sanctions? Then the choices will be ugly: accepting a nuclear-weaponized Iran or accepting military action (i.e., war with Iran). For me it’s obvious that we must give the negotiations a chance. And, in the meantime, Iran has essentially halted its weapons program under the Joint Plan of Action while the talks are ongoing.”[third-party source needed]
Product safety issues
Schakowsky has long taken substantial interest in product safety issues and has persistently engaged in robust oversight of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. She has often been critical of Republicans on the commission.
Support of Assyrian issues
Schakowsky has been a proponent of numerous initiatives pertaining to ethnic Assyrians. According to Assyrian American activist Atour Sargon, Schakowsky was an early supporter of her ideas and encouraged her to pursue a political career as early as 2017. She claimed that Schakowsky would later assist her during her successful 2019 Trustee campaign in Lincolnwood, Illinois.
During the 2017 confirmation hearings of then-Secretary of State appointee Rex Tillerson, Schakowsky criticized his support of policies that she alleged were detrimental towards the future of Assyrian existence in Iraq.
Schakowsky was a speaker at the 2018 and 2020 Democratic Candidates’ Forum organized by Vote Assyrian. At the 2020 forum, Schakowsky referred to Assyrians as, “one of the fastest growing communities in terms of political involvement.”
On August 7, 2020, Schakowsky released a statement recognizing the anniversary of the 1933 Simele massacre. She is also a proponent of House Resolution 537, which would have the federal government officially recgonize the Assyrian genocide if passed.
Throughout her congressional tenure, Schakowsky has also supported and co-sponsored several bills that, if passed, would extend U.S. support for Assyrian self-governance in Iraq, particularly in the Nineveh Plains region.
On October 1, 2020, Schakowsky co-signed a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that condemned Azerbaijan’s offensive operations against the Armenian-populated enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, denounced Turkey’s role in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and called for an immediate ceasefire.
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- Committee on the Budget
Party leadership and caucus memberships
- Chief Deputy Whip
- Steering and Policy Committee
- Founding member of the Out-of-Iraq Caucus
- Democratic Vice Chair of the bipartisan Women’s Caucus
- Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
- Congressional Arts Caucus
- Afterschool Caucuses
- Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
- Climate Solutions Caucus
- Medicare for All Caucus
- Blue Collar Caucus
Cook County Board of Commissioners (suburban Cook County)
|Democratic||Joan P. Murphy||75,981||13.85|
|Democratic||Janice D. “Jan” Schakowsky||72,315||13.18|
|Democratic||Kevin J. Conlon||71,012||12.94|
|Democratic||John D. Rita||70,835||12.91|
|Democratic||Andrew “Andy” Przybylo||67,167||12.24|
|Democratic||Renee H. Thaler||67,072||12.22|
|Democratic||John J. Lattner||62,287||11.35|
|Democratic||Edward J. King||62,015||11.30|
|Republican||Mary M. McDonald (incumbent)||339,214||9.08|
|Republican||Joseph D. Mathewson||336,097||9.00|
|Republican||Harold L. Tyrrell (incumbent)||317,481||8.50|
|Republican||Carl R. Hansen (incumbent)||314,145||8.41|
|Republican||Robert P. Gooley||269,438||7.21|
|Democratic||Joan P. Murphy||262,699||7.03|
|Democratic||Janice D. “Jan” Schakowsky||239,517||6.41|
|Democratic||John J. Lattner||229,352||6.14|
|Democratic||Kevin J. Conlon||216,394||5.79|
|Democratic||Andrew “Andy” Przybylo||209,503||5.61|
|Democratic||John D. Rita||198,403||5.31|
|Democratic||Renee H. Thaler||189,344||5.07|
|Democratic||Janice D. “Jan” Schakowsky||7,454||54.62|
|Democratic||Jonathan K. Baum||6,192||43.37|
|Democratic||Janice D. “Jan” Schakowsky||17,072||63.58|
|Republican||Joan W. Barr||9,777||36.41|
|Democratic||Janice D. “Jan” Schakowsky (redistricted incumbent)||14,002||100|
|Democratic||Janice D. “Jan” Schakowsky (redistricted incumbent)||30,413||78.51|
|Republican||Bruce W. Haffner||7,542||19.47|
|Libertarian||Theodore C. Beckman||779||2.01|
|Democratic||Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent)||9,587||100|
|Democratic||Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent)||17,159||78.27|
|Republican||Vernon J. Grubisich||4,762||19.47|
|Democratic||Janice D. “Jan” Schakowsky (incumbent)||7,533||100|
|Democratic||Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent)||26,910||83.40|
|Republican||Edward M. Potash||5,353||16.59|
|Democratic||Janice D. “Jan” Schakowsky||31,443||45.14|
|Democratic||Howard W. Carroll||23,963||34.40|
|Democratic||Jay “J.B.” Pritzker||14,256||20.46|
|Democratic||Janice D. “Jan” Schakowsky||107,878||74.60|
|Libertarian||Michael D. Ray||3,284||2.27|
|Democratic||Jan Schakowsky (incumbent)||49,429||100|
|Democratic||Jan Schakowsky (incumbent)||147,002||76.43|
|Republican||Dennis J. Driscoll||45,344||23.57|
|Democratic||Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent)||69,020||100|
|Democratic||Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent)||118,642||70.27|
|Republican||Nicholas M. Duric||45,307||26.83|
|Libertarian||Stephanie “Vs. The Machine” Sailor||4,887||2.89|
|Democratic||Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent)||70,736||100|
|Democratic||Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent)||175,282||75.74|
|Republican||Kurt J. Eckhardt||56,135||24.26|
|Democratic||Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent)||57,490||100|
|Democratic||Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent)||122,852||74.59|
|Republican||Michael P. Shannon||41,858||25.41|
|Write-in votes||Simon Michael Ribeiro||3||0.00|
|Democratic||Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent)||98,374||87.66|
|Democratic||Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent)||181,948||74.66|
|Republican||Michael Benjamin Younan||53,593||21.99|
|Write-in votes||Susanne Atanus||13||0.01|
|Democratic||Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent)||62,763||100|
|Democratic||Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent)||117,553||66.34|
|Republican||Joel Barry Pollak||55,182||31.14|
|Democratic||Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent)||48,124||91.85|
|Democratic||Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent)||194,869||66.33|
|Republican||Timothy C Wolfe||98,924||33.67|
|Write-in votes||Hilaire Fuji Shioura||8||0.00|
|Write-in votes||Susanne Atanus||6||0.00|
|Democratic||Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent)||31,576||100|
|Democratic||Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent)||141,000||66.06|
|Write-in votes||Phil Collins||66||0.03|
|Democratic||Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent)||134,961||100|
|Democratic||Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent)||217,306||66.47|
|Republican||Joan McCarthy Lasonde||109,550||33.51|
|Write-in votes||David Williams||79||0.02|
|Write-in votes||Susanne Atanus||13||0.00|
|Democratic||Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent)||108,417||100|
|Democratic||Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent)||213,368||73.49|
|Republican||John D. Elleson||76,983||26.51|
|Democratic||Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent)||127,467||99.72|
|Democratic||Andrew Heldut (write-in)||355||0.03|
|Democratic||Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent)||262,045||70.98|
In 2005, Schakowsky’s husband pleaded guilty to failure to collect withholding tax and to bank fraud for writing checks with insufficient funds. All of the money was repaid. Schakowsky was not accused of any wrongdoing. While Schakowsky served on the organization’s board during the time the crimes occurred, and she signed the IRS filings along with her husband, the U.S. district judge noted that no one suffered “out of pocket losses“, and Creamer acted not out of greed but in an effort to keep his community action group going without cutting programs, though Creamer paid his own $100,000 salary with fraudulently obtained funds. Creamer served five months in prison. “Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Ferguson said the government doesn’t believe Creamer “acknowledged the seriousness of his conduct.” “At the end of the day,” Ferguson said, “Robert Creamer is guilty of multiple crimes and is going to jail for it.”
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Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky of the 9th District of Illinois is one such figure. “She has done more for the Assyrian community than anybody I know,” Oshana said.
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Harder was joined by Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky, also a Democrat, who has been active within her district’s Assyrian community and her recent support of Atour Sargon, an Assyrian from Lincolnwood, in her successful bid for a local Board of Trustee position.
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Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, US Representative for Illinois’s 9th congressional district, sent the following statement: ‘We cannot let history repeat itself. We must ensure that members of the Assyrian community can live their lives in peace and be able to practice their faith. I am a cosponsor of H.Con. Res. 110 and of H.Res. 683, both of which make it a priority to protect Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and create safe havens for them. I am pleased that H.Res. 683 passed Congress last week — which shows the high priority that Congress places on protecting religious freedom and human rights.’
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The language proposed by Representatives Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Gary Peters (D-MI) made it possible to enhance the profile of the Assyrians
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