|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois’s 3rd district
January 3, 2005
|Preceded by||Bill Lipinski|
|Born||Daniel William Lipinski
July 15, 1966
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Residence||Western Springs, Illinois|
|Alma mater||Northwestern University (B.S.)
Stanford University (M.A.)
Duke University (Ph.D.)
|Occupation||political assistant, college professor, engineer|
Local economies are suffering as people spend more on fuel and less on consumer goods and travel.
We all want more information available when making health care decisions for ourselves and our families.
With courage and character, American soldiers continue to put themselves on the line to defend our freedom, and so many have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The hydrogen powered car, with its high fuel mileage and zero emission rate, is just one example of the products under development that will help increase our energy independence.
More than 70 percent of seniors are asking for more time. It is long overdue for Congress to listen and make sure that seniors have a prescription drug plan that works for them.
As we explore ways to bring price relief and bolster our country's energy independence, one significant energy source has emerged as a potential solution, hydrogen fuel cells.
People aren't just paying more to fill their gas tanks or when they pay for their heating bills for their home; they are paying more at the grocery store, on air travel and for many other daily expenses.
The high prices also highlight the fact that the U.S. is too heavily dependent on fossil fuels that we import from unstable parts of the world. To protect our national security, we must become more energy secure.
But cord blood also holds the great potential of producing pleural potential cells that could cure many other diseases such as juvenile diabetes, a disease that I live with every day.
Yet, despite our many advances, our environment is still threatened by a range of problems, including global climate change, energy dependence on unsustainable fossil fuels, and loss of biodiversity.
On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.
We are currently working on new policies to protect and create American jobs, particularly by improving education. We need more information in order to find the best solutions to this increasing concern for American families.
On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.
Most of us would never consider getting our car repaired without first receiving an estimate of the charges, but this is exactly what we do when we need to go to a hospital for treatment.
As the war on terror continues, Americans must honor the brave men and women who gave their lives for the protection of this nation and the hope of peace.
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a unique and biologically special place that should be preserved.
The undisturbed coastal plain is home to a wide variety of plants and animals and is the only wilderness sanctuary in North America that protects a complete range of the arctic ecosystem.
Right now, every American is affected by high energy prices. Working families, small businesses and consumers across the country are feeling the pinch with no end in sight.
Reliable data on the outsourcing of American jobs is sorely missing from the debate on globalization.
Our Nation must provide sufficient access to healthcare, adequate benefits, and the supplemental resources our veterans were promised and so dearly need. We owe our heroes no less.
I hope that we can continue this cooperation on other critical issues related to America's future technological competitiveness. We must work together to encourage the creative talents that have made our country the world leader in technology.
Through the centuries, over 1.2 million brave men and women have given their lives for our nation.
Hydrogen holds great promise to meet many of our future energy needs, and it addresses national security and our environmental concerns. Hydrogen is the simplest, most abundant element in the universe.
The reality is that no one can be forced to join a union against their will, and a union cannot take action against those who decide not to join their union.
In the Gulf region and nationwide, small businesses are an integral and crucial part of local economies and communities. They should not be overlooked.
Right now too much American time and resources are spent dealing with situations caused by our dependence on oil that we import from unstable countries.
The environmental benefits of hydrogen are also outstanding. When used as an energy source, hydrogen produces no emissions besides water. Zero polluting emissions, an amazing advance over the current sources of energy that we use.
And when these advances are made, hydrogen can fill critical energy needs beyond transportation. Hydrogen can also be used to heat and generate electricity for our homes. The future possibilities of this energy source are enormous.
Drilling in ANWR fails to lower energy prices today and sets no long term energy strategy for tomorrow.