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Congressman Dan Lipinski - Third District, Illinois

Congressman Dan Lipinski is a proud native of Illinois' Third Congressional District, which includes large parts of south and southwest Chicago, as well as several suburban communities in west and southwest Cook County. All of these neighborhoods and the families who call them home make the Third District one of the most diverse and vibrant areas in the entire country.

Congressman Lipinski has fought tirelessly for the residents of the district, as well as all Americans, by leading the way in improving our nation's schools, making the healthcare system more accessible and transparent, strengthening Social Security and Medicare, protecting American workers, improving our nation's transportation and infrastructure, and ensuring our families' safety and security.

The Congressman is a member of two House Committees: Transportation and Infrastructure and Science and Technology. The most-senior Chicago-area member of the Transportation Committee, Congressman Lipinski serves on the Subcommittee on Aviation and the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials. In the Committee on Science and Technology, he is Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education and sits on the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation.

Prior to his election to the House of Representatives, Congressman Lipinski taught Political Science at the University of Tennessee and at the University of Notre Dame. He served on the staff of former Minority Leader Richard Gephardt and on the staffs of four Illinois Congressmen. He also served on the staffs of the House Administration Committee and the House Democratic Policy Committee and worked for the U.S. Department of Labor and the Illinois General Assembly's Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation.

Congressman Lipinski earned a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University, a Master's Degree in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University, and a PhD in Political Science from Duke University.

Congressman Lipinski and his wife, Judy, currently reside in Western Springs, IL.