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U.S. Representative

Daniel Lipinski ()
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Committees: House Committee on Science and Technology, House Committee on Small Business, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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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.


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Iraq War

Lipinski's father voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1] Since he arrived in Congress Dan Lipinski has consistently opposed legislation that would push the President to withdraw troops faster then he wanted.

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


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

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, Daniel Lipinski, as a superdelegate, had endorsed Barack Obama for President.

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union$ 15,000
Air Line Pilots Assn$ 10,000
Amalgamated Transit Union$ 10,000
American Council of Engineering Cos$ 10,000
Berkshire Hathaway$ 10,000
Blue Dog PAC$ 10,000
Carpenters & Joiners Union$ 10,000
Caterpillar Inc$ 10,000
CSX Corp$ 10,000
Honeywell International$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Daniel Lipinski
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

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

More Background Data

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


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

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

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