Jan Schakowsky ~ U.S. House, District 9

Jan serves in the House Leadership as a Senior Deputy Whip. She is a member of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, Committee on Budget, and Committee on House Energy and Commerce. Jan has been fighting in Congress for women’s rights, comprehensive immigration reform, senior and health care issues, and getting dangerous weapons off our street. Prior to her election to the House, Jan served 8 years in the Illinois General Assembly. She also served as the Program Director of Illinois Public Action and Director of Illinois State Council of Senior Citizens. Before that, Jan led a successful campaign to require expiration dates on food products.

On healthcare . . .

Jan has made winning affordable, quality health care for all Americans her top priority. Jan played a key leadership role in writing and passing the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) that finally established health care as a right—and not a privilege—in the United States.

On the environment . . .

“Today, our nation faces unprecedented environmental and energy challenges.”

Plans for the Economy

Jan’s number one priority 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.

Education Policy

“As a former elementary school teacher, I believe that we need to ensure that all children have fair, equal access to a high-quality public education. The future of our economy and the success of our country depend on a renewed commitment to public education.”

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