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Representative Brad Schneider

Key Coastal Communities:
Northern Chicago suburbs, including parts of Cook and Lake counties.
Foreign Affairs; Small Business; Judiciary

“In Congress I voted against the attempts to weaken clean air and clean water protections and against defunding critical environmental regulations.  I will support policies and investments that move our country toward creating the clean energy economy and reducing our carbon footprint.”


Leadership: Congressman Schneider fights for programs that preserve and protect America’s environmental heritage.  He supported President Obama’s work to reduce greenhouse gases and applauded the historic agreement achieved in Paris. He believes it is our duty to protect our air and water, conserve our natural spaces, and urgently address climate change for future generations. Congressman Schneider believes that acting responsibly today will promote economic growth, create jobs, and preserve our global leadership in energy and other fields.

He has voted against attempts to weaken clean air and clean water protections and is against defunding critical environmental regulations. Congressman Schneider stands firmly against proposed cuts to the Great Lakes Restoration Fund and works hard to maintain this crucial funding. He is also working to expand state and local efforts to combat invasive species, such as the Asian carp.
Congressman Schneider sponsored:
  • H.R 1812  (CLIMATE Act 2017)  
Congressman Schneider cosponsored:
  • H.R 1673 (Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity, and Reliability Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 2326 (Climate Solutions Commission Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 2044 (America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act)
  • H.R. 1889 (Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act)
  • H.R. 1456 (Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 502 (To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.)
  • H.R. 996 (Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act)