Reducing the Deficit while Protecting the Middle Class, the Poor, and Seniors

Rep. Schakowsky announced her proposal to reduce the deficit by $427.75 billion in 2015 while preserving essential federal benefits. READ MORE

Breaking Ground

Along with Mayor Richard Daley, Rep. Schakowsky spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony for the redevelopment of The Pomeroy. The senior housing development was recognized by the White House as one of the top 100 recovery act projects. READ MORE

Bringing Veterans New Job Training, Employment Opportunities

Rep, Schakowsky joined Teamsters to announce pilot programs to help military drivers and medics transfer experience to the civilian workforce READ MORE

Traveling the District on a "Small Business Listening Tour"

Rep. Schakowsky visited a number of small businesses in her Congressional District to hear about how they're managing in the tough economy. READ MORE

Celebrating 45 Years of Medicare and Medicaid

As we celebrate the millions of lives that have been improved and saved because of Medicare and Medicaid, we must also ensure these programs are safe, secure and made stronger than ever. READ MORE

Holding BP Accountable

Rep. Schakowsky went to Chalmette, LA for a field hearing on the BP oil spill, then did a flyover of the Gulf. She also questioned BP's CEO at a recent Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing. READ MORE

Paying Tribute on Memorial Day

Rep. Schakowsky laid a wreath at Arlington Cemetery with other members of the Congressional Caucus on Women's Issues to honor the servicewomen who have given their lives for our country. READ MORE

Legislators Tout Census Jobs, Advice Communities About 2010 Census

The Census Bureau will need to attract about 100,000 applicants statewide for possible work as census takers. READ MORE

Rallying for Immigration Reform

Rep. Schakowsky joins Sen. Dick Durbin at a rally with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. Schakowsky strongly objects to Arizona’s excessive immigration law. READ MORE

Honoring Israel

Rep. Schakowsky in Israel with Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor. On April 21st, Schakowsky made a statement on the House floor honoring the 62nd anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel. READ MORE

Healthcare Reform Passes

Healthcare reform passes the House of Representatives by a vote of 219-212 READ MORE

Protecting Medicare

Rep. Schakowsky and Speaker Pelosi are committed to passing health care reform that makes Medicare stronger and more affordable for seniors. READ MORE

Small Business, Communities Benefit from Schakowsky Financial Reform

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-IL, was the leading advocate for the policy change that will support job creation and small business growth by providing capital to CDFI banks and credit unions READ MORE

Schakowsky, Sanders Seek to Phase Out Private Security Contractors

Rep. Schakowsky and Sen. Sanders introduced legislation that phases out private security contractors in war zones READ MORE

House, Senate Work to Stop Violence Against Women

IVAWA creates new institutional authorities, responsibilities, and funding to fight the scourge of violence against READ MORE

Iraqi Consul Meets with Schakowsky

Iraqi Consul General, Mr. Qusay Almusawi & Rep. Schakowsky help people renew their Iraqi passports. READ MORE
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Appropriations Requests
Requests for federal funding from constituents for projects that benefit communities in our district.

Contact Jan
Email Jan with your pressing questions or concerns.

Congressional Art Contest
An opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in our district.

Federal Grants
Guidance and key resources to help eligible grantseekers find information on federal grants, loans, and more.

Help With A Federal Agency
Providing assistance with any difficulties you may be experiencing with government agencies.

A unique experience for students who wish to learn more about Congress and the legislative process.

Neighborhood Office Hours
Congresswoman Schakowsky'd staff hold office hours in the community, and across the district.

Order A U.S. Flag
Commemorate a specific day or event by having a flag flown over the Capitol.

Service Academy Nominations
Assisting young people in our district who are interested in an appointment to one of the military service academies.

Assistance with tours of various federal buildings.

Veteran Services
Resources and information for our men and women in uniform when they return from serving our country.

Visiting Washington D.C.
Information about our nation's capital and assistance in making advance reservations for many tours.


Schakowsky’s Statement on Passage of Civil Unions in Illinois

December 1 2010

CHICAGO, IL – (December 1, 2010) Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) released the following statement today after the Illinois House and Senate passed civil unions legislation. “This is...


Schakowsky Commends Implementation of Key Consumer Protection in Health Care Reform

November 22 2010

“Medical loss ratio” set to protect Americans’ health care and pocketbooks CHICAGO, IL – (November 22, 2010) Today Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) released the following statement in response to the Department of...


Schakowsky Applauds Award of Presidential Medal of Freedom to Gerda Weissmann Klein

November 18 2010

    WASHINGTON, DC (November 18, 2010) – Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) released the following statement in response to Gerda Weissmann Klein becoming a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Honor. Weissmann ...


Schakowsky Offers Alternative to Simpson-Bowles Deficit Reduction Plan

November 16 2010

Plan Would Close Deficit without Forcing the Middle Class to Pay the Bill   Read the Schakowsky Deficit Reduction Plan   WASHINGTON, DC (November 16, 2010) – Today Rep. Jan Sc...


Schakowsky's Remarks on Veterans Day

November 11 2010

  EVANSTON, IL – (November 11, 2010) Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) made the following remarks at a ceremony honoring America’s Veterans today at Evanston’s Fountain Square. “Thank you for the ...

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