Mark Schauer

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Mark Schauer was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 7th district of the State of Michigan from 2009 to 2011.


Positions, record and controversies

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The Economy

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. [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]


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.[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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Committees and affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Schauer is assigned to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


More background data


DC office
  • 475 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510
    Ph: 202-224-2023 Fax: 202-224-6295
    Webform email
District offices
  • 800 West Ganson, Jackson, MI 49202
    Ph: (517) 780-9075 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office
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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

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