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Daniel William Lipinski is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Illinois' 3rd Congressional District (map). He was elected in 2004 to succeed his father, Bill Lipinski.
- 1 Record and controversies
- 2 Bio
- 3 Money in politics
- 4 Committees and Affiliations
- 5 More Background Data
- 6 Contact
- 7 Articles and Resources
Record and controversies
Lipinski voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.
In late June 2007, Rep. Lipinski, along with Reps. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Frank Wolf (R-Va.), Christopher Shays (R-Conn.), and Michael McCaul (R-Texas), issued a letter to President Bush, urging him to reconstitute the Iraq Study Group. The bipartisan group referred to a provision included in the Foreign Operations appropriations bill passed by the House to provide $1 million to the U.S. Institute for Peace to reestablish the Iraq Study Group. The members worried whether the President would sign the bill with that amendment included. Rep. Udall stated that allowing the group to update their report would give the President, Congress, and the public an independent perspective on the situation in Iraq to compare with the report due by General Petraeus in September.
For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal
Family and Consumer Choice Act
Lipinski sponsored the Family and Consumer Choice Act of 2007 (H.R.2638) with Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) on June 15, 2007. The bill would give consumers the ability to choose and pay only for channels they want as well as further limit "indecent" programming from being broadcast at certain times of the day.
- Main article: Family and Consumer Choice Act of 2007
Lipinski was born July 15, 1966. Prior to his election to Congress, Lipinski served as a Professor at the University of Tennessee from 2001 to 2004. From 2000 to 2001, he served as a Professor at the University of Notre Dame. He has served as an aide to four members of Congress including, George Sangmeister from 1993 to 1994, Jerry Costello from 1995 to 1996, and Rod Blagojevich from 1999 to 2000. In addition, he served as an aide to then-House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt. Lipinski was elected on roughly the same platform as his father, promising to be a fairly conservative Democrat while fighting for government support for the district.
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Money in politics
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|Links to more campaign contribution information for Dan Lipinski
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
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- Revolving door profile for Dan Lipinski from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Dan Lipinski from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Dan Lipinski from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and Affiliations
- House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Subcommittee on Aviation
- Subcommittee on Highways, Transit & Pipelines
- Subcommittee on Railroads
- House Committee on Science and Technology
- Subcommittee on Environment and Energy
- Subcommittee on Research and Science Education
- House Committee on Small Business
- Subcommittee on Regulations, Healthcare, and Trade
Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)
- House Committee on Science
- Subcommittee on Energy
- Subcommittee on Research
- House Committee on Small Business
- Subcommittee on Tax Finance and Exports
- Subcommittee on Workforce Empowerment and Government Programs - Ranking Minority Member
More Background Data
District Office- Chicago:
6425 South Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
District Office- LaGrange:
19 West Hillgrove
La Grange, IL 60525
4501 Grand Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558
Articles and Resources
- Official website
- Campaign website
- Biographical Directory of Congress Entry
- Open Secrets - 2006 congressional races database
Local blogs and discussion sites
|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
Ranking Member On:
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|Committees: House Committee on Science and Technology, House Committee on Science and Technology/Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, House Committee on Science and Technology/Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, House Committee on Small Business, House Committee on Small Business/Subcommittee on Regulations Healthcare and Trade, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Aviation, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Railroads Pipelines and Hazardous Materials|
|First Elected to Current Office:
November 2, 2004
|First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2005
November 2, 2010
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Date of Birth: July 15, 1966
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