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Jan Schakowsky
@janschakowsky
Official Twitter account for Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Illinois 9th Congressional District
Chicago, ILfacebook.com/janschakowskyJoined March 2009

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Multidisciplinary ALS clinics not only improve a patients’ quality of life, but they also extend the lifespan of patients suffering from ALS. These clinics have teams of specially trained health care professionals who work to address the many needs of people living with ALS.
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I’m privileged to chair the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, which has worked all Congress in a bipartisan manner to protect Americans and deliver lifesaving results. I’m proud so many of the critical pieces of legislation we worked on are included in the omnibus.
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Chairs @FrankPallone and @janschakowsky applaud key consumer protection & commerce provisions in omnibus package. More details here 👇energycommerce.house.gov/newsroom/press
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Nobody is above the law. A president’s primary responsibility is to protect and preserve the Constitution of the United States. Trump not only failed to abide by his oath, but he actively sought to destroy our democracy for his own personal gain. He must be held accountable.
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The January 6 Committee has just referred Donald John Trump to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution. There is sufficient evidence that he committed multiple crimes. And it’s past time for him to face justice.
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Please stay safe this holiday season! With COVID cases on the rise, make sure you take advantage of the free COVID at-home test kits that can be delivered directly to your door. Order your tests online at COVIDTests.gov.
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COVID cases are rising across America as folks gather for the holidays. That's why, starting today, every household can order 4 free COVID tests to be shipped straight to your door. Head to COVIDTests.gov to get yours.
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Happy Hanukkah to all those who are celebrating! Wishing you and your loved ones a season full of love, laughter, and prosperity. May the miracle of light bring peace and happiness to your life.
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We must stand in solidarity to oppose anti-Semitism. This horrific act of vandalism cannot be tolerated. Hate will never win.
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Sickened and horrified about another episode of antisemitic vandalism in our community, at Walt Whitman High School—on Shabbat and just before Hanukkah. Sending love and solidarity to Whitman students, families, faculty and staff. Hate won’t win in MoCo.
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Unfortunately, current laws present a roadblock for seniors and people with disabilities to get the mental health care they need and deserve under Medicare. I was proud to introduce a bipartisan, bicameral bill to get to the bottom of this.
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Abortion is health care, and health care is a human right.
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We are honoured that @janschakowsky took time to meet w/ @Mulunda_JC Ipas’s country director of the Democratic Republic of Congo. We are lucky to have a leader and champion of #reprorights including abortion. We know #AbortionIsHealthcare & an essential #reprohealth service.
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With today's passage of the VA Employee Fairness Act, we are one step closer to ensuring that our VA frontline health workers can have the full collective bargaining rights they deserve. Thank you for your strong leadership on this issue, .
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VA's frontline healthcare workers deserve the right to organize themselves. They deserve to have a voice. Chairman @RepMarkTakano's VA Employee Fairness Act empowers them to have a voice.
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Medicare Advantage plans are deceitfully making seniors seem sicker than they are in order to line their own pockets. Over $11 billion of taxpayer dollars has been overpaid to these plans. I'm committed to holding these bad actors accountable and urge  to take action.
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How Medicare Advantage plans dodged auditors and overcharged taxpayers by millions npr.org/sections/healt
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Everyone deserves quality care, whether you are a senior in a nursing home or a family who needs an affordable health plan. Get covered! Sign up at healthcare.gov!
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MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: @janschakowsky & I want to REMIND you December 15 is the LAST day to enroll or change plans for ACA 2023 Open Enrollment for your coverage to BEGIN 1/1/23. You have until January 15, 2023 for your coverage to begin 2/1/23. But why WAIT? #GetCovered
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Immigrant survivors of domestic violence shouldn't feel forced to stay in violent, life-threatening relationships because of their tenuous immigration status. My bill, the WISE Act, will ensure that immigrants have access to protections intended by federal and state laws.
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The students had more dreams to dream. The teachers had more lives to impact. In the decade since #SandyHook, gun violence has become the leading cause of death for kids in America. Let's help prevent another tragedy from taking place. The Senate must pass an assault weapons ban.
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Health insurers lure seniors into Medicare Advantage plans—only to leave many retirees struggling to cover their out-of-pocket requirements when their incomes are their lowest. Congress must ensure seniors are protected from gouging by insurance companies.
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Medicare Advantage is neither Medicare nor an advantage. Read my OpEd with @RepKhanna and @WendellPotter on our bill to end the Medicare Advantage scam. thenation.com/article/politi
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The US must help advance progress toward a future with less gender-based violence and greater equality around the world. My bill, the International Violence Against Women Act, would guarantee we have a Gender-Based Violence Strategy that puts survivors first. #HumanRights
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Yesterday’s announcement by is an important step in diversifying our #STEMM community. If the U.S. is to remain a leader in science and technology, we must expand access and opportunity to communities that have too often been left behind.
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The Iranian regime brutally and publicly executed 23-year-old Majid Reza Rahnavard for protesting Iran's human rights abuses. This is the second time in one week they have executed a protestor. I continue to stand with the Iranian people.
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Trailblazers 🔥 It was an honor screening MINK! last week at the U.S. Capitol w/ , , & all our distinguished guests in the same hallowed halls where Patsy Mink transformed America as the first woman of color elected to Congress.
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It’s always fun to chat with my friend, David Orr. Even though Democrats will be in the minority in the House next Congress, we won’t stop fighting for our working families. Check out ’ inaugural podcast to hear my outlook on next year.
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When you turn on a faucet, you shouldn’t have to worry about whether or not the water is clean. I’m thankful the city of Evanston is set to receive $1 million from the state of Illinois to assist with replacing lead service lines.
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Our greatest security threats have no military solutions, it’s time our budget reflects that. Instead of giving the Pentagon $45 billion it didn’t ask for, we should make the investments in health care, education, housing, transit, and the environment that Americans deserve.
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I couldn’t in good conscience vote for the FY 2023 NDAA in its entirety. The NDAA authorizes a historically high $847 billion in new defense spending – an increase of nearly $80 billion over last year’s authorization and is $45 billion above what the administration requested.
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I’m relieved that Brittney Griner is finally on her way home! Thank you for your commitment and resolve. Now we must keep fighting for Paul Whelan’s release!
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Breaking news: WNBA star Brittney Griner has been released from Russian detention in a swap for arms dealer Viktor Bout, Russia’s foreign ministry says. wapo.st/3hepStx
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