Growing up on the Southwest Side of Chicago I learned the values of hard work and service to others, as well as the importance of using common sense. These shared values make our district a great place to live. I have brought these principles, along with the problem-solving skills I learned as an engineer, to the classroom as a teacher and to service in the U.S. Congress.
In Congress I have always fought the status quo of endless bickering that produces gridlock and hurts our nation. I work to bring people together to solve problems and address issues such as middle class job creation, fixing our transportation systems, making health care more affordable, helping small businesses, promoting American innovation, and honoring veterans and seniors. I also take pride in the work my staff and I do to help constituents. This is commonsense leadership that gets results.
It is an honor to serve as your Representative in the U.S. Congress. I cannot thank you enough for your support!
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The 3rd Congressional District of Illinois
Illinois’ third district includes the west and southwest suburbs of Chicago as far as the DuPage County border, as well as a portion of the southwest side of the city of Chicago itself. Parts of Cook, DuPage, and Will counties lie within the district. The District has been described as “ancestrally Democratic, culturally conservative, multiethnic and viscerally patriotic.” It has earned a reputation as being home to Reagan Democrats.
The district is a historic U.S. transportation and shipping hub; not only does it include Chicago Midway International Airport, but it is also traversed by the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, the Calumet Sag Channel, and the Des Plaines River, earning national designations for the Chicago Portage National Historic Site in Forest View and the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor.
The path of historic Route 66 runs southwest through the district from its eastern end in Chicago. Interstate 55 intersects with both the Tri-State Tollway (Interstate 294) and the Dan Ryan Expressway (Interstate 90/94) in the district, and in 2001 – since which time the district has shifted slightly to the northwest – it was noted as likely having more freight yards and railroad crossings than any other district.
Catch up with the Congressman
“Lipinski is someone who rolls up his sleeves and gets things done.”
“Lipinski has a strong record of going to bat for working people.”
“Lipinski is a man of integrity. He’s earned every re-election. He represents his constituents well.”
- Now in his eighth term, Dan has authored more 20 laws including initiatives that boost American manufacturing jobs, protect the environment and fight climate change, empower victims of sexual assault, spur American technological innovation, honor veterans, and safeguard consumers.
- Through his work with the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, Dan successfully fought for House rules changes to open up the legislative process to rank-and-file members and make lawmaking less top-down driven and more representative of the American people.
- When the EPA released a study in 2018 showing a significantly increased cancer risk in the western suburbs because of ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions from Sterigenics, Dan immediately called for a shutdown and introduced the Clean Up EtO Act to force the strengthening of EtO emission standards
- Dan is a leader in the fight to contain the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs and this year introduced legislation to lower the cost of life-sustaining drugs for seniors and others on Medicare by allowing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to leverage the purchasing power of the federal government along with prescription drug pricing data from other developed nations to ensure patients receive better pricing.
- As Chair of the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials, Dan got a provision inserted in a transportation funding bill that directs the Federal Railroad Administration to identify potential issues contributing to the frequency and length of delays on Metra trains, and develop recommendations on addressing these challenges.
- Dan helped introduce the first bipartisan climate change bill to institute a fee on carbon emissions and this year sponsored the bipartisan Raise Wages, Cut Carbon Act, which returns all the revenue generated from fees on greenhouse gas emissions to the American people.
- Dan authored the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act, which required the establishment of a comprehensive manufacturing strategy for the first time since Alexander Hamilton.