Jan Schakowsky

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  • GM Said to Put DeGiorgio, Altman on Paid Leave for Recall

    General Motors Co. has placed two engineers, Ray DeGiorgio and Gary Altman, on paid leave for their roles leading to the recall of 2.59 million small cars with defective ignition switches tied to at least 13 deaths, according to two people familiar with the matter.

  • GM’s Recall Woes Worsen as CEO Prepares for House Hearing

    The pressure on General Motors Co. is mounting as Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra prepares to testify before Congress at 2 p.m. about why the automaker waited more than a decade to recall cars linked to 13 deaths.

  • Higher Tax on Millionaires Proposed in Congress as Deficit Fix

    U.S. millionaires would face an annual income tax increase of at least 10 percent under a deficit-reduction measure proposed by Representative Jan Schakowsky .

  • Schakowsky: Boehner Held Hostage

    U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky, an Illinois Democrat and former member of President Barack Obama's deficit commission, discusses the prospects of a federal government shutdown when spending authority expires Friday.

  • Pelosi Searches Caucus for Clues to Winning Syria Vote

    Three times this week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sent letters to her Democratic colleagues on the matter of Syria. Her mission: gathering political intelligence, not counting votes -- yet.

  • Rich Take From Poor as U.S. Subsidy Law Funds Luxury Hotels

    The landmark Blackstone Hotel in downtown Chicago, which has hosted 12 U.S. presidents, opened in 2008 after a two-year, $116 million renovation. Inside the Beaux Arts structure, built in 1910, buffed marble staircases greet guests spending up to $699 a night for rooms with views of Lake Michigan.

  • Deficit Panel Offers Cuts in Social Security, Taxes Amid Doubts on Passage

    The leaders of President Barack Obama ’s debt-reduction commission unveiled a revised $3.8 trillion savings plan as panel members signaled reluctance to reach a consensus to cut benefits and eliminate tax breaks.

  • Payroll Tax Cut Heads for Lapse as Lawmakers Doubt Policy

    Four months after reaching a bipartisan agreement to extend a payroll tax cut through 2012, U.S. lawmakers and President Barack Obama are showing little fervor for continuing the break, which puts about $1,000 a year in an average worker’s pocket.

  • Ryan Opposed Debt Reduction Plan Romney Used as a Model

    Representative Paul Ryan was a pivotal figure in killing the 2010 Bowles-Simpson agreement, which Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney now points to as a model for putting America’s fiscal house in order.

  • Phone-Record Spying Gives Congress Road Map to Alter NSA

    Even amid international criticisms over some National Security Agency intelligence gathering activities, there are few signs Congress this year will alter the programs’ guts: what’s collected and how it’s used.

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