36 Facts About Dan Lipinski


Daniel William Lipinski was born on July 15,1966 and is an American politician and political scientist who served eight terms as the US representative for Illinois's 3rd congressional district from 2005 to 2021.


Dan Lipinski opposed legalized abortion and embryonic stem cell research and was one of 39 House Democrats to vote against the Affordable Care Act.


Dan Lipinski served a district whose Democratic Party electorate became increasingly liberal during his time in Congress, leading to his defeat in the Democratic primary for the 2020 election by Marie Newman.


Dan Lipinski was born in Chicago, the son of Rose Marie and former US Congressman Bill Dan Lipinski.


Dan Lipinski attended St Ignatius College Prep, graduating in 1984.


Dan Lipinski interned for US Congressman George E Sangmeister from 1993 to 1995.


From 1995 to 1996 Dan Lipinski was a legislative staff member for US Congressman Jerry Costello.

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Dan Lipinski then served on Cook County State's Attorney Richard A Devine's campaign during the 1996 election season, and later on Devine's transition staff.


From 2000 to 2001, Dan Lipinski taught at the University of Notre Dame.


In 2004 Dan Lipinski's father ran for re-nomination in the Democratic primary.


Dan Lipinski then bought a home in Western Springs as his residence in the district.


Dan Lipinski challenged him again in 2020, as did Muslim-American activist and businessman Rush Darwish and local resident Charles Hughes.


Dan Lipinski was one of the most socially conservative Democrats in Congress.


Dan Lipinski has repeatedly argued that the Democratic Party is moving too far to the left, which he believes helped Donald Trump become president.


Dan Lipinski did not endorse President Barack Obama for reelection in 2012, opposes legalized abortion and stem cell research, was the only House Democrat from Illinois to vote against the Affordable Care Act, supported reauthorizing the Patriot Act in 2006, and supported the Defense of Marriage and First Amendment Defense Acts.


The portion of DOMA that prohibited gay marriage was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 2013; by 2015, Dan Lipinski had not publicly changed his support for DOMA.


Dan Lipinski supported the First Amendment Defense Act, which would prohibit the federal government from requiring that some businesses not discriminate against same-sex couples.


In 2009 Dan Lipinski voted for the Hate Crimes Expansion bill, which expands the definition of hate crime and strengthens enforcement of hate-crime laws.


Dan Lipinski voted for the Patriot Act re-authorization of 2006, the Protect America Act of 2007, the FISA Amendment Act of 2008, the Patriot Act Extension of 2011, and the FISA Extension of 2012.


Dan Lipinski voted against the Amash Amendment to the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act.


Dan Lipinski is one of only two Democratic lawmakers to have supported counter-terrorism and domestic surveillance laws to that extent.


Dan Lipinski introduced the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act on June 12,2012.


Dan Lipinski has proposed what he calls a "Five-Point Jobs Plan".


Dan Lipinski was the only Illinois Democrat in Congress to oppose the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which passed the House on March 21,2010.


Dan Lipinski said that he broke ranks with his party for a number of reasons, including the bill's provisions related to abortion.

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Dan Lipinski had previously voted for a version of the bill that contained more stringent restrictions on abortion funding.


In October 2013 Dan Lipinski was the primary sponsor of HR3425, which would have delayed any penalties under the PPACA until four months after the program's website was fully functional.


Dan Lipinski is anti-abortion and served as co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus.


Dan Lipinski was a co-sponsor of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.


In June 2013, Dan Lipinski was one of only six Democrats in Congress who voted for a nationwide 20-week abortion ban.


In 2007, Dan Lipinski voted against legislation to increase funding for embryonic stem cell research.


In 2018, while facing a strong primary challenge, Dan Lipinski expressed support for creating a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers.


Dan Lipinski was one of six House Democrats to vote against the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act to legalize cannabis at the federal level in 2020.


At the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Dan Lipinski was a superdelegate for Barack Obama.


Dan Lipinski reportedly did not endorse President Barack Obama for reelection in the 2012 election.


Dan Lipinski has appeared on podcasts, spoken publicly, and published writing about his experience in Congress.