She joined the National Council of Switzerland (the lower house of the federal assembly) in 2003. Schenker is a member of the Commission for Social Security and Health (CSSS). As part of the Swiss Socialist Party she is vice-president and member of the steering committee.
Now a national advisor, she lives in Bâle.
- "Fokussierung auf Blocher als Fehler". NZZ Online (in German). 1 December 2007. Retrieved 19 March 2011.