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).

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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Schakowsky for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Janice “Jan” Schakowsky sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Schakowsky sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (44%) Taxation (15%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) International Affairs (8%) Commerce (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Labor and Employment (7%) Environmental Protection (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Schakowsky’s Vote Vote Description
No H.R. 5278: PROMESA
Jun 9, 2016. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2576: Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act
May 24, 2016. Passed.
No H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015
Mar 26, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1999 to Dec 2016, Schakowsky missed 271 of 12,288 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% 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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