Mark Schauer

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Mark Schauer is currently serving the 7th Congressional District of Michigan

Mark Schauer has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 7th district of the State of Michigan, since 2009 (map) of Michigan.

Positions, record and controversies

The Economy

Schauer wants a trade policy that protects American workers and allows American to be competitive in a global market. He supports increasing in the minimum wage and protecting the earned income tax credit. [1]

War in Iraq

Schauer does not support the Iraq War, and wants to find a new strategy in the region. He would like to have troops removed as soon as possible while keeping the soldiers safe. [1]


To improve the healthcare system, Schauer says he would support policies that give more access to coverage and lower the cost of care. He would also work hard to protect children's healthcare coverage under SCHIP.[1]


Schauer supports investing in alternative energy to help preserve natural resources, reduce carbon emissions and control the need for foreign oil. He is also opposed to drilling the Great Lakes. [1]

Social Security

Schauer says he will not gamble with social security by working on privatization methods, but will work to ensure the long-term stability of the program. [1]


Schauer says he would support legislation keeps veteran's homes from foreclosure, increases economic and job opportunities, and ensures that veterans can send their children to college, similar to the legislation he has worked on at the state level. [1]


Schauer was a member of the Michigan Senate.[2]

2008 elections

Schauer challenged and defeated Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) in the 2008 congressional elections.[3][4] [5]

Money in politics

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Campaign contributions

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Committees and affiliations


Schauer is assigned to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


More background data


DC Office:
1408 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-3805
Phone: (202) 225-6276
Fax: (202) 225-6281
Web Email

District Office - Jackson:
800 West Ganson
Jackson, MI 49202
Phone: (517) 780-9075
Fax: (517) 780-9081

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 On the Issues| Mark Schauer for Congress
  2. Schauer for Congress Schauer for Congress
  3. 2008 Race Tracker page on Michigan’s 7th Congressional District
  4. "Mark Schauer is Running," Walberg Watch, August 23, 2007.
  5. "Michigan 2008 General Election",, November 4, 2008

External resources

External articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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Committees: House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Committee on Agriculture
110th Congress
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Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Previous Political Work?
Michigan Senate
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District Offices:
1. 800 West Ganson, Jackson, MI 49202
Phone: (517) 780-9075 / Fax: (517) 780-9081

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Date of Birth: October 2, 1961