Lipinski was the representative for Illinois’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2005 to 2020.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Lipinski.
Lipinski is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2020 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Lipinski sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 28, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Lipinski was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2051 (116th): Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019
- H.R. 2787 (116th): CPI for Seniors Act of 2019
- H.R. 1346 (115th): To repeal the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled “Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform”.
- H.R. 3085 (113th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3349 West 111th Street in Chicago, Illinois, as the “Captain Herbert Johnson Memorial Post Office …
- H.R. 1126 (110th): To reauthorize the Steel and Aluminum Energy Conservation and Technology Competitiveness Act of 1988.
Does 5 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Lipinski sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Transportation and Public Works (25%) Science, Technology, Communications (24%) Health (14%) Education (10%) Environmental Protection (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Taxation (7%) Government Operations and Politics (5%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Lipinski recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 7934 (116th): Energy Innovation Corps
- H.R. 7106 (116th): Social Sciences Protect Our Nation Act
- H.Res. 986 (116th): Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Katyn Massacre.
- H.R. 6770 (116th): Mobility Options, Resiliency, and Efficiency (MORE) through TDM Act
- H.R. 6653 (116th): MASKS ON Act
- H.R. 6226 (116th): To address an issue with respect to Amtrak, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 6223 (116th): D-BLOC Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2005 to Dec 2020, Lipinski missed 348 of 11,044 roll call votes, which is 3.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2020. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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