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{{tnr}}'''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.  
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{{tnr}}'''Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky''' (b. May 26, 1944, in Chicago, [[Illinois|IL]]) 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.<ref name="abc">[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/elections/local/results ''ABC News 7'', "Election Results Primary 2012," accessed March 20, 2012]</ref>
 
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.<ref name="abc">[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/elections/local/results ''ABC News 7'', "Election Results Primary 2012," accessed March 20, 2012]</ref>
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Schakowsky was born in Chicago, [[Illinois]]. She graduated from the University of [[Illinois]] in 1965 with a B.S. in elementary education.<ref name="biography">[http://schakowsky.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2577&Itemid=8 ''Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky Representing the 9th District of Illinois'', "About Jan," accessed November 2, 2011]</ref>
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Schakowsky was born in Chicago, [[Illinois|IL]]. She graduated from the University of [[Illinois]] in 1965 with a B.S. in elementary education.<ref name="biography">[http://schakowsky.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2577&Itemid=8 ''Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky Representing the 9th District of Illinois'', "About Jan," accessed November 2, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select)|House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select)|House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence]]
  
==Issues==
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==Key votes==
===Controversy===
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===113th Congress===
====Arrest during immigration protest====
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:: ''See also: [[Gang of Eight]]''
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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.<ref name="protest">[http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/08/20874725-democratic-lawmakers-arrested-during-immigration-protest?lite ''NBC News'', "Democratic lawmakers arrested during immigration protest," accessed October 9, 2013]</ref>
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The eight included Schakowsky, [[John Lewis]], [[Luis Gutierrez]], [[Charlie Rangel]], [[Raul Grijalva]], [[Joe Crowley]], [[Keith Ellison]] and [[Al Green]].<ref name="protest"/> 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.<ref name="protest"/> Authorities arrested the lawmakers for crowding and disrupting the streets around the Capitol. Almost 200 people were arrested by police during the protest.<ref name="protest"/>
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===Legislative actions===
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====113th Congress====
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====National security====
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===National security===
=====American response in Syria=====
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: ''See also: [[United States involvement in Syria]]''
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{{Dem letter on Syria|Name=Schakowsky}}
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=====DHS Appropriations=====
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====DHS Appropriations====
{{Oppose vote}} Schakowsky voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/6387/jan-schakowsky/?p=1#.UlghhlN0I7I ''Project Vote Smart'', "Key Votes," accessed 2014]</ref>
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{{Nay vote}} Schakowsky voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/6387/jan-schakowsky/?p=1#.UlghhlN0I7I ''Project Vote Smart'', "Key Votes," accessed 2014]</ref>
  
=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
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====Keystone Pipeline Amendment====
{{Support vote}} Schakowsky voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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{{Yea vote}} Schakowsky voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
  
=====CISPA (2013)=====
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====CISPA (2013)====
{{Oppose vote}} Schakowsky voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name="votes"/>
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{{Nay vote}} Schakowsky voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name="votes"/>
  
=====NDAA=====
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====NDAA====
{{Support vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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{{Yea vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
  
====Economy====
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===Economy===
=====Farm bill=====
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====Farm bill====
 
{{House Farm Bill Dem No|Name=Schakowsky}}
 
{{House Farm Bill Dem No|Name=Schakowsky}}
  
=====2014 Budget=====
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====2014 Budget====
 
{{House Budget 2014 Dem Yes|Name=Schakowsky}}
 
{{House Budget 2014 Dem Yes|Name=Schakowsky}}
  
=====Government shutdown=====
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====Government shutdown====
 
:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
{{Oppose vote}} 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Schakowsky voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Schakowsky voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
  
{{Support vote}} The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|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 [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|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 [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
  
=====Statement about government shutdown=====
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===Immigration===
:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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====Morton Memos Prohibition====
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
  
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."<ref>[http://progressillinois.com/posts/content/2013/10/01/us-government-shutdown-whats-next ''Progress Illinois.com'', "U.S. Government Shutdown: How Did We Get Here And What's Next?," accessed October 2, 2013]</ref>
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===Healthcare===
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====Healthcare Reform Rules====
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
  
====Immigration====
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====Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act====
=====Morton Memos Prohibition=====
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
{{Oppose vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Healthcare====
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===Social issues===
=====Healthcare Reform Rules=====
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====Amash amendment====
{{Oppose vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
  
=====Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act=====
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===Previous congressional sessions===
{{Oppose vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Yea vote}} 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 levelsShe 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
  
====Social issues====
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==Issues==
=====Amash amendment=====
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
{{Oppose vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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[[File:s080_000.gif|right|290px|thumb|Jan Schakowsky's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Schakowsky is a '''Hard-Core Liberal.''' Schakowsky received a score of 80 percent on social issues and 4 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
  
=====SNAP challenge=====
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Schakowsky|Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/IL/Jan_Schakowsky.htm ''On The Issues'', "Jan Schakowsky Vote Match," accessed June 26, 2014]</ref>
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|Abortion= Strongly Favors
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|Hiring= Strongly Favors
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|Marriage= Strongly Favors
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|God= Strongly Opposes
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|ObamaCare=Strongly Favors
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|Social Security= Opposes
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|School Choice= Strongly Opposes
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|Animals=Strongly Opposes
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|Crime= Strongly Opposes
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|Guns= Strongly Opposes
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|Taxes=Strongly Favors
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|Citizenship=Strongly Favors
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|Free Trade= Opposes
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|United Nations=Strongly Opposes
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|Military=Opposes
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|Campaign Funds= Favors
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|Iran=Strongly Favors
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|Energy=Strongly Favors
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|Marijuana=Strongly Opposes
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|Stimulus=Strongly Favors
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===National security===
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====American response in Syria====
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: ''See also: [[United States involvement in Syria]]''
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{{Dem letter on Syria|Name=Schakowsky}}
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===Economy===
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====Statement about government shutdown====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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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."<ref>[http://progressillinois.com/posts/content/2013/10/01/us-government-shutdown-whats-next ''Progress Illinois.com'', "U.S. Government Shutdown: How Did We Get Here And What's Next?," accessed October 2, 2013]</ref>
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===Social issues===
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====SNAP challenge====
 
{{SNAP challenge|Name=Schakowsky}}
 
{{SNAP challenge|Name=Schakowsky}}
  
====Previous congressional sessions====
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===Controversy===
=====Fiscal Cliff=====
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====Arrest during immigration protest====
{{Support vote}} 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
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:: ''See also: [[Gang of Eight]]''
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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.<ref name="protest">[http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/08/20874725-democratic-lawmakers-arrested-during-immigration-protest?lite ''NBC News'', "Democratic lawmakers arrested during immigration protest," accessed October 9, 2013]</ref>
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The eight included Schakowsky, [[John Lewis]], [[Luis Gutierrez]], [[Charlie Rangel]], [[Raul Grijalva]], [[Joe Crowley]], [[Keith Ellison]] and [[Al Green]].<ref name="protest"/> 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.
  
 
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===2014===
 
===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.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00327023 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Jan Schakowsky 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 24, 2013]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00327023 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Jan Schakowsky 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 24, 2013]</ref>
  
 
{{Jan Schakowsky 2014 FEC}}
 
{{Jan Schakowsky 2014 FEC}}
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==Personal Gain Index==
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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
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It consists of four different metrics:
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The K-Street Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The K-Street Metric]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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*[[The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric]]
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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[[File:Net Worth Metric graphic.png|left|170px]]
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00004724&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Schakowsky (D-IL), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2004 and 2012, Schakowsky's calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).</ref> increased by an average of 22 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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|Year 0 = 2004
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|Average 0 = 86305
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|2010 = 223012
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==Analysis==
 
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Schakowsky is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-left Democratic leader]]," as of June 17, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/janice_schakowsky/400360 ''GovTrack'', "Schakowsky," accessed June 17, 2013]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Schakowsky is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-left Democratic leader]]," as of July 29, 2014. This was the same rating Schakowsky received in June 2013. <ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/janice_schakowsky/400360 ''GovTrack'', "Schakowsky," accessed July 29, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===Like-minded colleagues===
 
===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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400360_Janice_Schakowsky ''OpenCongress'', "Rep. Jan Schakowsky," accessed August 1, 2013]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400360_Janice_Schakowsky ''OpenCongress'', "Rep. Jan Schakowsky," accessed July 29, 2014]</ref>
 
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Schakowsky least often votes with:
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*{{reddot}} [[Jeff Duncan]]
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*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
 
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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.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/janice_schakowsky/400360 ''GovTrack'', "Jan Schakowsky," accessed April 1, 2013]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/browse_by_representative/index/letter/S.html ''LegiStorm'', "Jan Schakowsky," accessed 2012]</ref>
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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 ranked 8th on the list of the highest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 8th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Illinois]] ranked 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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/browse_by_representative/index/letter/S.html ''LegiStorm'', "Jan Schakowsky," accessed 2012]</ref>
 
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00004724&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Schakowsky (D-IL), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref>
 
 
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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.<ref name="about"> [http://www.janschakowsky.org/about ''Jan Schakowsky Democrat for Congress'', "About," accessed November 2, 2011]</ref>
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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 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, IL) 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, IL. 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]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[7] For more information pertaining to Schakowsky's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Schakowsky voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[9]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Yea3.png Schakowsky voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[9]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png Schakowsky voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[10] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[9]

NDAA

Yea3.png 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.[9]

Economy

Farm bill

Nay3.png 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.[11] 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.[12][13] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[13] Schakowsky voted with 102 other Democratic representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png 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.[14][15] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[15] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[16] It included a 1 percent 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.[14][15]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png 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.[17] 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.[18] Schakowsky voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[19]

Yea3.png The shutdown 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.[20] 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.[21]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png 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.[9]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Nay3.png 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.[9]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Nay3.png 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.[9]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Nay3.png 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.[9]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png 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.[22]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Jan Schakowsky's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Schakowsky is a Hard-Core Liberal. Schakowsky received a score of 80 percent on social issues and 4 percent on economic issues.[23]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[24]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Opposes
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Strongly Favors
Privatize Social Security Opposes Never legalize marijuana Strongly Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[23]


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."[25][26] 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 one of the 50 Democrats in the House to sign the letter.[25][26]

Economy

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."[27]

Social issues

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.[28] Participants agreed 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.[29]

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.[30]

The eight included Schakowsky, John Lewis, Luis Gutierrez, Charlie Rangel, Raul Grijalva, Joe Crowley, Keith Ellison and Al Green.[30] 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.

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.[31] 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.[39]

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.[40]

Jan Schakowsky (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[41]April 15, 2013$273,011.52$174,490.69$(147,487.29)$300,014.92
July Quarterly[42]July 13, 2013$300,014.92$285,748.82$(239,991.84)$345,771.90
October Quarterly[43]October 13, 2013$345,771.90$107,163.31$(112,986.92)$339,948.29
Year-end[44]January 31, 2014$339,948$129,708$(135,995)$333,661
Pre-Primary[45]March 6, 2014$333,661$63,343$(85,565)$311,439
April Quarterly[46]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.[47] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[48]

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.[49]

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

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.[50] Between 2004 and 2012, Schakowsky's calculated net worth[51] increased by an average of 22 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[52]

Jan Schakowsky Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$86,305
2012$236,012
Growth from 2004 to 2012:173%
Average annual growth:22%[53]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[54]
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.

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 July 29, 2014. This was the same rating Schakowsky received in June 2013. [55]

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.[56]

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.

2013

Schakowsky ranked 1st in the liberal rankings in 2013.[57]

2012

Schakowsky ranked 24th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[58]

2011

Schakowsky ranked 46th in the liberal rankings in 2011.[59]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Schakowsky voted with the Democratic Party 93.5 percent of the time, which ranked 88th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[60]

2013

Schakowsky voted with the Democratic Party 94.8 percent of the time, which ranked 105th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[61]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Schakowsky missed 219 of 10,879 roll call votes from January 1999 to July 2014. This amounts to 2.0 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[62]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

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 ranked 8th on the list of the highest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 8th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Illinois ranked 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.[63]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Schakowsky was 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.[64]

Personal

Schakowsky resides in Evanston, IL, with her husband Robert Creamer. She has three children, Ian, Mary and stepdaughter Lauren Creamer, and four grandchildren, Isabel, Eve, Lucy and William.[65]

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References

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  24. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
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  52. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  53. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  54. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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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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