Read our 2016 Report Card for Schakowsky.
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)
Janice “Jan” Schakowsky sits on the following committees:
Schakowsky was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5798 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1101 Davis Street in Evanston, Illinois, as the “Abner J. Mikva Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 4212 (111th): For the relief of Rigoberto Padilla.
- H.R. 1216 (110th): Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act of 2007
- H.R. 3972 (110th): To amend the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 to exempt from the means test in bankruptcy cases, for a limited period, qualifying reserve-component ...
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Schakowsky sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (44%) Taxation (16%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) International Affairs (8%) Commerce (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Labor and Employment (6%) Environmental Protection (5%)
Some of Schakowsky’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 64: Recognizing the roles and contributions of America’s Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and ...
- H.R. 635: CHOICE Act
- H.R. 636: Fairness in Taxation Act of 2017
- H.Res. 932 (114th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to third-party ...
- H.Res. 900 (114th): Providing for the consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 769) terminating a ...
- H.Res. 883 (114th): Supporting the designation of a week as National Federal Nurse Recognition Week.
- H.R. 6128 (114th): Water, Cosmetics, and Unwanted Pharmaceuticals Study Act
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H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 3, 2014. Passed 378/46.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
H.R. 6707 (110th): Taking Responsible Action for Community Safety Act
Sep 27, 2008. Failed 243/175.
H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
From Jan 1999 to Feb 2017, Schakowsky missed 277 of 12,410 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% 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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