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Positions, record and controversies
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. 
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. 
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.
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. 
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. 
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. 
Schauer was a member of the Michigan Senate.
Money in politics
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Committees and affiliations
Schauer is assigned to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
More background data
District Office - Jackson:
800 West Ganson
Jackson, MI 49202
Phone: (517) 780-9075
Fax: (517) 780-9081
Articles and resources
Related SourceWatch articles
- 2008 U.S. congressional elections
- Portal:Michigan and the U.S. Congress
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 On the Issues| Mark Schauer for Congress
- ↑ Schauer for Congress Schauer for Congress
- ↑ 2008 Race Tracker page on Michigan’s 7th Congressional District
- ↑ "Mark Schauer is Running," Walberg Watch, August 23, 2007.
- ↑ "Michigan 2008 General Election", TheGreenPapers.com, November 4, 2008
- "Mark Schauer is Running," Walberg Watch, August 23, 2007.
|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
Ranking Member On:
|Committees: House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Committee on Agriculture|
Ranking Member On:
|First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
|First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
November 2, 2010
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Date of Birth: October 2, 1961