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Schauer favors 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. 
Mark Schauer has a background in the community services field and was executive director of the Community Action Agency of South Central Michigan and coordinator for the Calhoun County Human Services Coordinating Council. He was elected to the Michigan Legislature first as a representative and later as a state senator. In 2006 he was selected as the State Senate Democratic Leader.
Money in Politics
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|Links to more campaign contribution information for Mark Schauer
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- Revolving door profile for Mark Schauer from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Mark Schauer from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Mark Schauer from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and affiliations
- House Committee on Agriculture
- House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)
Schauer is assigned to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
More background data
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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.
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Date of Birth: October 2, 1961
November 4, 2008