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Rep. Janice "Jan" D. Schakowsky

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June 2011: "Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee and a close Obama ally, wrote Holder in April conveying the activists’ concerns that the probe was infringing on their rights."

August 2007: 'The United States of America should not be in the business of 'disappearing' people,' said Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) , a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, referring to the use of secret prisons. 'The notion is against what we stand for as Americans.'

November 2005: '"No notices would have gone out under the standard put forth in this bill," which would preempt state laws, said Rep. Janice D. Schakowsky (D-Ill.). "We would not have known how badly corporations treat personal information, nor would consumers have been able to take action to protect themselves -- even from financial identity theft -- if this bill had been in place in February 2005."'


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Member of (past or present) Democratic Party / Democratic National Committee (DNC) Organization Jun 14, 2011
Member of (past or present) US House of Representatives Organization Jun 14, 2011

Articles and Resources

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Jun 13, 2011 Activists cry foul over FBI probe

QUOTE: The search was part of a mysterious, ongoing nationwide terrorism investigation with an unusual target: prominent peace activists and politically active labor organizers....The apparent targets, all vocal and visible critics of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and South America, deny any ties to terrorism. They say the government, using its post-9/11 focus on terrorism as a pretext, is targeting them for their political views.

Washington Post
Aug 08, 2009 Where Have You Gone, Joe the Citizen?

QUOTE: The traditional town hall meeting, a staple of Congressional constituent relations, had been hijacked, overrun by sophisticated social-networking campaigns [to protest healthcare reform]...

New York Times
Jul 11, 2009 Cheney Is Linked to Concealment of C.I.A. Project

QUOTE: The Central Intelligence Agency withheld information about a secret counterterrorism program from Congress for eight years on direct orders from former Vice President Dick Cheney...

New York Times
Aug 05, 2007 Report: Harsh Methods Used On 9/11 Suspect: Article Details Torture That Mastermind Said He Endured

QUOTE: President Bush last month signed an executive order that requires the CIA to treat detainees humanely, but a classified list of techniques that are approved for the agency's use has been kept from public view.

Washington Post
Nov 04, 2005 Parties Split on Data-Protection Bill

QUOTE: Democrats on the panel said the bill was filled with loopholes and would leave consumers less protected than they are now. They also accused the Republicans of shutting them out of bipartisan negotiations, and of making last-minute changes to agreed-upon provisions.

Washington Post
Dec 13, 2001 Fed Acts to Curb Predatory Lending Practices: Stricter Rules On Subprime Loans Enacted to Protect Unwary Borrowers

QUOTE: Prodded by consumer complaints about rip-offs in home-equity loans and refinancings, the Federal Reserve Board yesterday approved the strongest federal response ever to predatory lending.

Washington Post