The BIPAC Action Fund has announced its endorsement of Daniel "Dan" Lipinski for his re-election campaign in the U.S. House of Representatives for Illinois's 3rd congressional district on January 8, 2018.
"Rep. Lipinski is facing a tough primary challenge and, as one of the few remaining Blue Dogs in the U.S. House of Representatives, it is important for the business community to support lawmakers who have shown a willingness to work across the aisle no matter the party affiliation,” said former-U.S. Congressman Jim Gerlach (R-PA 6), who now serves as BIPAC’s President and CEO.
Lipinski’s district includes parts of the southwest side of Chicago, southwest Cook County, and northeastern Will County. Now in his seventh term, Rep. Lipinski was first elected back in 2004. He is a leader on transportation issues, the promotion of American manufacturing, job creation through research and technological innovation, strengthening Buy American laws, restoring fiscal responsibility, and honoring America’s veterans and seniors. He has earned a reputation as a legislator who brings people together to solve problems, even during historic congressional gridlock.
Prior to serving in Congress, he taught American Government at the college level, including at the University of Notre Dame. In the current Congress, he is one of just a dozen trained engineers in Congress. Lipinski is the most senior member from Illinois on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, serving on three subcommittees: Aviation; Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials; and Highways and Transit. On the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, he is the third most senior Democrat and serves as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology, and also sits on the Subcommittee on Energy.