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Lipinski ran for re-election in 2012. He defeated challenger [[Farah Baqai]] in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012, and won re-election by defeating challenger [[Richard Grabowski]] (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref name="abc">[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/elections/local/results ''ABC News 7'' "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012]</ref><ref name="tribune"/>
 
Lipinski ran for re-election in 2012. He defeated challenger [[Farah Baqai]] in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012, and won re-election by defeating challenger [[Richard Grabowski]] (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref name="abc">[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/elections/local/results ''ABC News 7'' "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012]</ref><ref name="tribune"/>
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He is set to run for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election. {{Nov2014genelection}}
  
 
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==Issues==
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===Legislative actions===
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====113th Congress====
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====National security====
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=====Department of Homeland Security Appropriations=====
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{{Support vote}} Lipinski voted in favor of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes">[https://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/33692/daniel-lipinski#.UkrssX_B_A4 ''Project Votesmart,'' "Daniel Lipinski Key Votes," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref>
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=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
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{{Support vote}} Lipinski voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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=====Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act=====
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{{Support vote}} Lipinski voted in favor of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name="votes"/>
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=====National Defense Authorization Act=====
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{{Support vote}} Lipinski voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Economy====
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====Immigration====
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=====Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Lipinski voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Healthcare====
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=====Health Care Reform Rules=====
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{{Support vote}} Lipinski voted in favor of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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=====Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Lipinski voted against HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013.  The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185.  The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Social issues====
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=====Amash amendment=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Lipinski voted against House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217.  The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act.  Both parties were split on the vote.<ref name="votes"/>
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=====House vote on abortion ban=====
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{{House abortion ban Dem vote|Name=Lipinski}}
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====Previous congressional sessions====
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=====Fiscal Cliff=====
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{{Support vote}} Lipinski voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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===Redistricting===
 
===Redistricting===
 
In 2011, the Democratic Party controlled [[Redistricting in Illinois|the Illinois redistricting]] process. After the [[Status of redistricting maps after the 2010 census|new maps were completed]] in June 2011, Republicans filed suit over the legality of the new districts.<ref>[http://www.ballot-access.org/2011/09/12/illinois-republicans-to-help-their-redistricting-lawsuit-demand-to-know-role-of-national-democratic-party-involvement/ ''Ballot Access News,'' "Illinois Republicans, to Help their Redistricting Lawsuit, Demand to Know Role of National Democratic Party Involvement," September 12, 2011]</ref> An additional suit was filed by the [[League of Women Voters]] over the fairness of the maps.<ref>[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/politics&id=8308965 ''ABC 7,'' "League of Women Voters sues of remap," August 16, 2011]</ref>  
 
In 2011, the Democratic Party controlled [[Redistricting in Illinois|the Illinois redistricting]] process. After the [[Status of redistricting maps after the 2010 census|new maps were completed]] in June 2011, Republicans filed suit over the legality of the new districts.<ref>[http://www.ballot-access.org/2011/09/12/illinois-republicans-to-help-their-redistricting-lawsuit-demand-to-know-role-of-national-democratic-party-involvement/ ''Ballot Access News,'' "Illinois Republicans, to Help their Redistricting Lawsuit, Demand to Know Role of National Democratic Party Involvement," September 12, 2011]</ref> An additional suit was filed by the [[League of Women Voters]] over the fairness of the maps.<ref>[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/politics&id=8308965 ''ABC 7,'' "League of Women Voters sues of remap," August 16, 2011]</ref>  
  
 
In November 2011, memos were released that showed the involvement of Congressional members in the redistricting process. One email written by Eric Lausten (Lipinski's chief of staff) to Tim Mapes -- the top staffer for [[Speaker of the House|Illinois House Speaker]] [[Michael Madigan]] (D) -- implied the Congressman's input in the ultimate map. "Tim -- Just finished revising the map for Congressman Lipinski's 3rd District. I thinks its moving in right direction...," according to the email. Another email that was released contained a subject heading "Destabilizing Republican Incumbents."<ref>[http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2011/11/democratic_memo_reveals_plan_t.html ''Chicago Sun Times'' "Democratic memo reveals plan to "destabilize" Illinois House Republicans ," November 16, 2011]</ref>
 
In November 2011, memos were released that showed the involvement of Congressional members in the redistricting process. One email written by Eric Lausten (Lipinski's chief of staff) to Tim Mapes -- the top staffer for [[Speaker of the House|Illinois House Speaker]] [[Michael Madigan]] (D) -- implied the Congressman's input in the ultimate map. "Tim -- Just finished revising the map for Congressman Lipinski's 3rd District. I thinks its moving in right direction...," according to the email. Another email that was released contained a subject heading "Destabilizing Republican Incumbents."<ref>[http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2011/11/democratic_memo_reveals_plan_t.html ''Chicago Sun Times'' "Democratic memo reveals plan to "destabilize" Illinois House Republicans ," November 16, 2011]</ref>
===Specific votes===
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
 
{{Support vote}}
 
Lipinski voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was one of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
 
 
====House vote on abortion ban====
 
{{House abortion ban Dem vote|Name=Lipinski}}
 
  
 
==Elections==
 
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:: ''See also: [[Illinois' 3rd congressional district elections, 2014]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois' 3rd congressional district elections, 2014]]''
  
Lipinski is set to run for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election.{{Nov2014genelection}}
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Lipinski is set to run for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election. {{Nov2014genelection}}
  
 
===2012===
 
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===2012===
 
[[File:Daniel Lipinski 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Lipinski's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
 
[[File:Daniel Lipinski 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Lipinski's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
Lipinski won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Lipinski's campaign committee raised a total of $825,517 and spent $589,509.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00027239&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Daniel Lipinski 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013]</ref>
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Lipinski won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Lipinski's campaign committee raised a total of $825,517 and spent $589,509.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00027239&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Daniel Lipinski 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013]</ref> This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/06/2012-overview.html ''Open Secrets,'' "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Lipinski spent $3.49 per vote received in 2012.
  
 
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===Like-minded colleagues===
 
===Like-minded colleagues===
The website ''Open Congress,'' tracks whom from each party each member of Congress votes most and least often with.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400630_Daniel_Lipinski ''OpenCongress,'' "Rep. Daniel Lipinski," Accessed August 1, 2013]</ref>
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400630_Daniel_Lipinski ''OpenCongress,'' "Rep. Daniel Lipinski," Accessed August 1, 2013]</ref>
 
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::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Lipinksi paid his congressional staff a total of $902,263 in 2011.  He ranks 27th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 146th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Illinois]] ranks 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/340/Rep_Dan_Lipinski.html LegiStorm "Daniel Lipinski"]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Lipinksi paid his congressional staff a total of $902,263 in 2011.  He ranks 27th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranks 146th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Illinois]] ranks 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/340/Rep_Dan_Lipinski.html LegiStorm "Daniel Lipinski"]</ref>
 
====Staff bonuses====
 
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Lipinski's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,144,057 and $3,210,000. That averages to $2,177,028, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth increased by 6.45% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00027239&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Lipinski (D-Ill), 2011"]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Lipinski's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,144,057 and $3,210,000. That averages to $2,177,028, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth increased by 6.45% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00027239&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Lipinski (D-Ill), 2011"]</ref>
 
====2010====
 
====2010====
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Lipinski's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between  $1,043,059 and $3,047,000. That averages to $2,045,029.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00027239&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Lipinski, (D-Illinois), 2010"]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Lipinski's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between  $1,043,059 and $3,047,000. That averages to $2,045,029.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00027239&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Lipinski, (D-Illinois), 2010"]</ref>
  
 
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Daniel Lipinski
Daniel Lipinski.jpg
U.S. House, Illinois, District 3
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2005-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorWilliam O. Lipinski (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,852,594
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNorthwestern University (1988)
Master'sStanford University (1989)
Ph.D.Duke University (1998)
Personal
BirthdayJuly 15, 1966
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
ProfessionCollege Professor
Net worth$2,177,028
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Daniel Lipinski campaign logo
Daniel William Lipinski (b. July 15, 1966, in Chicago, Illinois) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Lipinski was elected by voters from Illinois' 3rd congressional district. He was first elected to the U.S. House in 2004.[1]

Lipinski ran for re-election in 2012. He defeated challenger Farah Baqai in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012, and won re-election by defeating challenger Richard Grabowski (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

He is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Lipinski is a more moderate left of center Democratic Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Democratic Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

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.[1]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Lipinski serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Lipinski served on the following committes:[5]

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Lipinski's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Lipinski voted in favor of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[8]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "Yes" Lipinski voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[8]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Lipinski voted in favor of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[9] The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[8]

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Lipinski voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[8]

Economy

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "No" Lipinski voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[8]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Lipinski voted in favor of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[8]

Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act

Voted "No" Lipinski voted against HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[8]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "No" Lipinski voted against House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[8]

House vote on abortion ban

Yea3.png On June 18, 2013, the House voted 228-196 on HR1797, mostly along party lines, to approve a ban on abortions occurring after 20 weeks of pregnancy.[10][11][12] A number of members crossed over party lines in their votes. The vote was largely symbolic, as the Senate was not expected to take up the bill, and the White House threatened to veto the legislation.[13] Lipinski was one of six Democratic members who voted in favor of the ban.

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Lipinski voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[14]

Redistricting

In 2011, the Democratic Party controlled the Illinois redistricting process. After the new maps were completed in June 2011, Republicans filed suit over the legality of the new districts.[15] An additional suit was filed by the League of Women Voters over the fairness of the maps.[16]

In November 2011, memos were released that showed the involvement of Congressional members in the redistricting process. One email written by Eric Lausten (Lipinski's chief of staff) to Tim Mapes -- the top staffer for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D) -- implied the Congressman's input in the ultimate map. "Tim -- Just finished revising the map for Congressman Lipinski's 3rd District. I thinks its moving in right direction...," according to the email. Another email that was released contained a subject heading "Destabilizing Republican Incumbents."[17]

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois' 3rd congressional district elections, 2014

Lipinski is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Illinois' 3rd congressional district elections, 2012

Lipinski ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 3rd District. Lipinkski beat out Richard Grabowski in the election.[18] The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012.

Lipinski was endorsed over challenger Farah Baqai. [3] Lipinksi was the only Illinois Democrat in the House to vote "no" on President Obama's national health care law, saying the program was unsustainable, and wanting strong language against federal funding of abortion.[3] According to a February 23, 2012 article in the Chicago Tribune, "His position was at odds with the White House, but in step with his district."[3]

Lipinski defeated challenger Farah Baqai in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.[2] In the Republican primary, Richard Grabowski defeated Arthur Jones and Jim Falvey.[2]

U.S. House, Illinois District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Lipinski Incumbent 68.5% 168,738
     Republican Richard Grabowski 31.5% 77,653
Total Votes 246,391
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"
U.S. House, Illinois District 3 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel William Lipinski Incumbent 87.3% 44,532
Farah Baqai 12.7% 6,463
Total Votes 50,995

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lipinski is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Lipinski raised a total of $2,852,594 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[23]

Daniel Lipinski's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Illinois, District 3) Won $825,517
2010 U.S. House (Illinois, District 3) Won $752,199
2008 U.S. House (Illinois, District 3) Won $707,824
2006 U.S. House (Illinois, District 3) Won $371,989
2004 U.S. House (Illinois, District 3) Won $195,065
Grand Total Raised $2,852,594

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Lipinski's reports.[24]

Daniel Lipinski (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[25]6/26/2013$791,533.40$93,347.25$(95,242.54)$789,638.11
July Quarterly[26]7/14/2013$789,638.11$128,172.41$(45,027.78)$872,782.74
Running totals
$221,519.66$(140,270.32)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Lipinski's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Lipinski won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Lipinski's campaign committee raised a total of $825,517 and spent $589,509.[27] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[28]

Cost per vote

Lipinski spent $3.49 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Lipinski's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Lipinski won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Lipinski's campaign committee raised a total of $752,199 and spent $455,329 .[29]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Lipinski is a "rank-and-file Democrat," as of June 16, 2013.[30]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[31]

Lipinski most often votes with:

Lipinski least often votes with:

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Lipinski ranked 169th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[32]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Lipinski ranked 172nd in the liberal rankings.[33]

Voting with party

2013

Daniel Lipinski voted with the Democratic Party 87.1% of the time, which ranked 183rd among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[34]

Lifetime missed votes

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Lipinski missed 177 of 6,440 roll call votes from Jan 2005 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 2.7%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[35]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Lipinksi paid his congressional staff a total of $902,263 in 2011. He ranks 27th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranks 146th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Illinois ranks 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[36]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Lipinski was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Lipinski's staff was given an apparent $64,250.00 in bonus money.[37]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Lipinski's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,144,057 and $3,210,000. That averages to $2,177,028, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth increased by 6.45% from 2010.[38]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Lipinski's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,043,059 and $3,047,000. That averages to $2,045,029.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[39]

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Personal

Lipinski and his wife, Judy, currently reside in Western Springs, Illinois.[40]

External links

Local media

References

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  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Chicago Tribune "Contested races for the U.S. House" Accessed March 12, 2012
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  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
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  10. THOMAS (Library of Congress), "H.R. 1797"
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  13. Politico, "House OKs 20-week abortion ban bill," accessed June 20, 2013
  14. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  15. Ballot Access News, "Illinois Republicans, to Help their Redistricting Lawsuit, Demand to Know Role of National Democratic Party Involvement," September 12, 2011
  16. ABC 7, "League of Women Voters sues of remap," August 16, 2011
  17. Chicago Sun Times "Democratic memo reveals plan to "destabilize" Illinois House Republicans ," November 16, 2011
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  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
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  28. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  29. Open Secrets "Daniel Lipinski 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 30, 2011
  30. Gov Track "Lipinski" Accessed June 16, 2013
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  32. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  33. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
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  37. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
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  39. OpenSecrets.org, "Lipinski, (D-Illinois), 2010"
  40. Congressman Daniel Lipinski "About Me" Accessed October 30, 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Lipinski
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois District 3
2005–present
Succeeded by
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