Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky

Representative from Illinois’s 9th District, Democrat

Schakowsky, a Democrat, has been the representative for Illinois's 9th congressional district since Jan 6, 1999 (next election in 2016) (map).


2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Schakowsky has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Schakowsky is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Janice “Jan” Schakowsky sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Schakowsky sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (43%) Taxation (15%) International Affairs (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Commerce (7%) Labor and Employment (7%) Housing and Community Development (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Schakowsky’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1999 to May 2016, Schakowsky missed 241 of 11,957 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 11 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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