Jan Schakowsky

I keep waiting: Is this the time the Dems really, really mean it? Is this the time they stand up for the needy and vulnerable? Maybe. Because this time, they don't have to worry about Obama's reelection - but they do have to worry about their Read more...
I don't expect we'll see any Republicans willing to support his legislation, but good for Sen. Sanders for doing this: Senator Introduces Bill To End Huge Corporate Tax Giveaway: Corporations offshoring profits costs both the federal government Read more...
Ed Schultz spoke to Rep. Jan Schakowsky and Jonathan Alter about the tentative deal to extend the payroll tax holiday and unemployment insurance. When asked why it appears Republicans are finally giving in and willing to pass the measures without Read more...
Rep. Jan Schakowsky takes GOP to task and slams them as the Grinches who stole your Christmas for their political games being played over the extension of the payroll tax holiday. Read more...
On this Saturday's Up With Chris Hayes, Eliot Spitzer found himself getting some push back (thankfully) from his fellow panelist, Demo's Heather McGhee and Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky when he suggested that Democrats should consider Read more...

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On a conference call today launching the new "Contract for the American Dream," Van Jones said that the American people have more wisdom about what's going on in the country than those inside the beltway. More than 131,000 Americans Read more...
MSNBC's Chris Matthews talked to Rep. Jan Schakowsky about whether Paul Ryan is going to receive any support from voters with his recently released plan to turn Medicare into a voucher system and to balance the budget off of the backs of the Read more...
I'm glad we've had a few liberals to stand up for the working class on that deficit commission like Jan Schakowsky since it looks like their recommendations are going nowhere for now. During her interview on CNN's Parker/Spitzer, Schakowsky explains Read more...
Rep. Jan Schakowsky who is a member of President Obama's deficit commission talked to MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell about her alternative to the proposal by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles. Schakowsky Offers Alternative to Simpson-Bowles Deficit Read more...
I missed this portion of CNN's The Situation Room during the week but caught the reair this weekend. I know our politicians have to be careful with their words because they don't want anything they say used in some political ad against them later, Read more...