Dan Lipinski

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Dan Lipinski currently serves the Third Congressional district of Illinois

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.

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Lipinski voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

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.

Main article: Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008
For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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

Bio

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.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated Raymond G. Wardingley to face Lipinski in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Lipinski retained his seat.

2008 elections

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This information was gathered by volunteer researchers as part of the Superdelegate Transparency Project on the superdelegates for the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. For more info see the Illinois superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.


Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, Dan Lipinski, as a superdelegate, had endorsed Barack Obama for President.

For more information and sources, see the state page for this superdelegate linked to in the blue box above.

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00027239&cycle=2006</crpcontribdata>

Links to more campaign contribution information for Dan Lipinski
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Dan Lipinski. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
1217 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-5701
Fax: 202-225-1012
Email: Dan.Lipinski AT mail.house.gov
Web Email
Website

District Office- Chicago:
6425 South Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
Phone: 312-886-0481
Fax: 773-767-9395

District Office- LaGrange:
19 West Hillgrove
La Grange, IL 60525
Phone: 708-352-0524
Fax: 708-352-0927

Campaign Address:
4501 Grand Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558
Phone:
Fax:

Articles and Resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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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
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 2, 2004
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2005
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
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District Offices:
1. 6425 South Archer Avenue Chicago, IL 60638
Phone: 312-886-0481 / Fax: 773-767-9395
2. 19 West Hillgrove La Grange, IL 60525
Phone: 708-352-0524 / Fax: 708-352-0927




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Campaign Offices:

1. 4501 Grand Avenue Western Springs, IL 60558
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Date of Birth: July 15, 1966








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