Brad Schneider, U.S. Representative for Illinois

Brad Schneider

U.S. Representative for Illinois

Bradley Scott Schneider was born in August 1961 in Denver, Colorado. He earned an undergraduate degree in industrial engineering from the University of Illinois. He worked on a kibbutz in Israel. After returning to the Chicago area, he earned an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He worked for the Price Waterhouse Coopers consulting firm. He later started his own consulting business.

Schneider has twice held office in the U.S. House of Representatives, most recently assuming office in 2017.

He is married to Julie, and they have two sons. He is Jewish.

In the News…

Jewish lawmakers in the House of Representatives have responded to their colleague Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota after the latter tweeted about “unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan and the Taliban.” The twelve House members issued a statement requesting she “clarify her words.”

Some House members, including Brad Schneider of Illinois, are questioning Representative Omar’s comparison of the Arab terrorist group Hamas to Israel, and concerns about anti-Semitism have been raised. 

The group said, “The United States and Israel are imperfect and, like all democracies, at times deserving of critique but false equivalencies give cover to terrorist groups. We urge Congresswoman Omar to clarify her words placing the U.S. and Israel in the same category as Hamas and the Taliban.”

The other representatives who joined Schneider are Jake Auchincloss of Massachusetts, Ted Deutch of Florida, Lois Frankel of Florida, Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey, Elaine Luria of Virginia, Kathy Manning of North Carolina, Jerry Nadler of New York, Dean Phillips of Minnesota, Kim Schrier of Washington, Brad Silverman of California, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida.

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Schneider today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Brad Schneider
Representative for Illinois
300 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515


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