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Jan Schakowsky
Janice D. Schakowsky.jpg
U.S. House, Illinois, District 9
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1999-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorSidney Yates (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$6.87 in 2012
First elected1998
Next primaryMarch 18, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$8,227,676
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Personal
BirthdayMay 26, 1944
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
ProfessionNon-Profit Program Director
Net worth$236,012.50
ReligionReform Judaism
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Jan Schakowsky campaign logo
Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky (b. May 26, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Schakowsky was first elected by voters from Illinois' 9th Congressional District in 1998.

She defeated challenger Simon Ribeiro in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012, and defeated challenger Timothy Wolfe (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

She serves as one of the Chief Deputy Whips of the Democratic caucus for the 113th Congress.[2]

She is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 18, 2014.[3] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Schakowsky is one of the most reliable Democratic votes, meaning she can be considered a safe vote for the Democratic Party in Congress.

Biography

Schakowsky was born in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from the University of Illinois in 1965 with a B.S. in elementary education.[4]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Schakowsky serves on the following committees:[5][6]

2011-2012

Schakowsky served on the following committees:[4]

Issues

Controversy

Arrest during immigration protest

See also: Gang of Eight

On October 8, 2013, eight Democratic members of Congress were arrested while attending a protest calling for comprehensive immigration reform in front of the U.S. Capitol.[7]

The eight included Schakowsky, John Lewis, Luis Gutierrez, Charlie Rangel, Raul Grijalva, Joe Crowley, Keith Ellison and Al Green.[7] The politicians, along with activists who attended an immigration rally on the National Mall, staged a sit-in near the west side of the Capitol.[7] Authorities arrested the lawmakers for crowding and disrupting the streets around the Capitol. Almost 200 people were arrested by police during the protest.[7]

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[8] For more information pertaining to Schakowsky's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[9]

National security

American response in Syria
See also: United States involvement in Syria

On August 29, 2013, more than 50 House Democrats signed a letter written by California Rep. Barbara Lee that called for a congressional resolution on strikes, and cautioned that the dire situation in Syria "should not draw us into an unwise war—especially without adhering to our constitutional requirements."[10][11] The letter also called on the Obama administration to work with the U.N. Security Council “to build international consensus” condemning the alleged use of chemical weapons. Schakowsky was 1 of the 50 Democrats in the House to sign the letter.[10][11]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Schakowsky voted against HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[12]

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Schakowsky voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[12]

Economy

Farm bill

Voted "No" On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, known as the Farm Bill.[13] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill provides for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[14][15] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[15] Schakowsky voted with 102 other Democratic representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Voted "Yes" On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[16][17] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[17] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[18] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Schakowsky joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[16][17]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[19] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[20] Schakowsky voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[21]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[22] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Schakowsky voted for HR 2775.[23]

Statement about government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Schakowsky said about the shutdown, "The people that are driving this shutdown are people who don't have any institutional memory and many of them actually have no legislative experience whatsoever [or] legislative memory. So they came here on a mission, which was to shutdown the government. A couple of them bragged about it early on. ... This is a moment when our economy could actually be leaping forward. We are at a point where we could be creating jobs. We could be in a great position right now, and instead we're going to be seeing, I think, really tragic consequences in terms of the economy and individual American families."[24]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Schakowsky voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[12]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "No" Schakowsky voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[12]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Voted "No" Schakowsky voted against HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[12]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "No" Schakowsky voted against House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[12]

SNAP challenge
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

In June 2013, more than two dozen House Democrats, including Schakowsky, took part in a SNAP challenge, feeding themselves for a week on the average benefit level of a SNAP recipient.[25]

The SNAP Challenge encouraged participants to get a sense of what life is like for millions of low-income Americans facing hunger. By accepting the SNAP Challenge, participants committed to eat all meals from a limited food budget comparable to that of a SNAP participant, approximately $1.50 per meal, or $4.50 a day.[26]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Schakowsky voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[27]

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois' 9th Congressional District elections, 2014

Schakowsky is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. she ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 18, 2014.[3] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Illinois' 9th Congressional District elections, 2012

Schakowsky won re-election in November.[28] Schakowsky ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Illinois' 9th District. Schakowsky ran on the Democratic ticket. The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012.

Schakowsky defeated challenger Simon Ribeiro in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.[1] Candidate Timothy Wolfe run unopposed in the Republican primary and was defeated by Schakowsky in the general election on November 6, 2012.

U.S. House, Illinois District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJan Schakowsky Incumbent 66.3% 194,869
     Republican Timothy Wolfe 33.7% 98,924
Total Votes 293,793
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"
U.S. House, Illinois District 9 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJanice Schakowsky Incumbent 91.9% 48,124
Simon Ribeiro 8.1% 4,270
Total Votes 52,394

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Schakowsky is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Schakowsky raised a total of $8,227,676 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[36]

Jan Schakowsky's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Illinois, District 9) Won $1,350,902
2010 U.S. House (Illinois, District 9) Won $1,520,106
2008 U.S. House (Illinois, District 9) Won $1,408,942
2006 U.S. House (Illinois, District 9) Won $1,138,224
2004 U.S. House (Illinois, District 9) Won $1,098,204
2002 U.S. House (Illinois, District 9) Won $861,461
2000 U.S. House (Illinois, District 9) Won $849,837
Grand Total Raised $8,227,676

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Schakowsky's reports.[37]

Jan Schakowsky (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[38]April 15, 2013$273,011.52$174,490.69$(147,487.29)$300,014.92
July Quarterly[39]July 13, 2013$300,014.92$285,748.82$(239,991.84)$345,771.90
October Quarterly[40]October 13, 2013$345,771.90$107,163.31$(112,986.92)$339,948.29
Year-end[41]January 31, 2014$339,948$129,708$(135,995)$333,661
Pre-Primary[42]March 6, 2014$333,661$63,343$(85,565)$311,439
April Quarterly[43]April 15, 2014$311,439$132,338$(59,950)$383,827
Running totals
$892,791.82$(781,976.05)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Schakowsky's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Schakowsky won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Schakowsky's campaign committee raised a total of $1,350,902 and spent $1,338,067.[44] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[45]

Cost per vote

Schakowsky spent $6.87 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Schakowsky's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Schakowsky won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Schakowsky's campaign committee raised a total of $1,520,106 and spent $1,633,678.[46]

U.S. House, Illinois District 9, 2010 - Jan Schakowsky Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,520,106
Total Spent $1,633,678
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $677,066
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $703,272
Top contributors to Jan Schakowsky's campaign committee
JStreetPAC$15,545
Jenner & Block$13,250
Sidley Austin LLP$12,100
State of Illinois$10,850
Teamsters Union$10,300
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$210,925
Health Professionals$98,200
Pro-Israel$77,419
Business Services$57,600
Retired$55,875

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Schakowsky is a "far-left Democratic leader," as of June 17, 2013.[47]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[48]

Schakowsky most often votes with:

Schakowsky least often votes with:

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.

2012

Schakowsky ranked 24th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[49]

2011

Schakowsky ranked 46th in the liberal rankings.[50]

Voting with party

2013

Janice D. Schakowsky voted with the Democratic Party 94.8% of the time, which ranked 105th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[51]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Schakowsky missed 202 of 9,871 roll call votes from January 1999 to March 2013. This amounts to 2.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[52]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Schakowsky paid her congressional staff a total of $1,219,538 in 2011. She ranks 8th on the list of the highest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranks 8th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Illinois ranks 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[53]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Schakowsky is one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Schakowsky's staff was given an apparent $34,200.00 in bonus money.[54]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Schakowsky's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $12,026 and $459,999. That averages to $236,012.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Schakowsky ranked as the 336th most wealthy representative in 2012.[55]

Jan Schakowsky Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2012$236,012.50
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Personal

Schakowsky resides in Evanston, Illinois, with her husband Robert Creamer. She has three children, Ian, Mary and stepdaughter Lauren Creamer, and four grandchildren, Isabel, Eve, Lucy and William.[56]

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External links


References

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  2. Office of the Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer "Hoyer Announces Whip Team for the 113th Congress," January 4, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 Associated Press, "Primary Election 2014," accessed March 18, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky Representing the 9th District of Illinois "About Jan" accessed November 2, 2011
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  6. U.S. House of Representatives, "Committee Assignments," accessed March 29, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 NBC News, "Democratic lawmakers arrested during immigration protest," accessed October 9, 2013
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  9. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
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Political offices
Preceded by
Sidney Yates
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois, District 9
1999–present
Succeeded by
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