Elected Office: Member of Congress—District 14
Candidate for: Member of Congress—District 18
Mike Doyle is currently serving his eleventh term in Congress representing the 14th District of Pennsylvania, which includes the city of Pittsburgh as well as communities in the western, southern, and eastern portions of Allegheny County and in northwestern Westmoreland County.
His top priorities include revitalizing communities in the 14th District through economic development and high-tech initiatives, creating jobs, reforming health care, providing better public education, establishing a comprehensive long-term national energy strategy that creates green jobs and addresses global warming, and fostering a better climate for our high-tech community.
Congressman Doyle serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee which is one of only four exclusive committees in the House. There he sits on the subcommittees on: 1) Energy and Power, 2) Communications and Technology, and 3) Environment and the Economy.
Congressman Doyle has been working aggressively on the Energy and Commerce Committee to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil supplies through the development of new, more energy-efficient technology and alternative and renewable sources of energy. He is also actively involved in efforts to draft energy policies that will halt global warming without destroying or outsourcing American jobs. He has also been working hard on the Energy and Commerce Committee to promote the availability of reliable, affordable, high-speed broadband internet service for all Americans.
Congressman Doyle is a member in the House Democratic Caucusand the founder and co-chair of the Congressional Autism Caucus, also known as the Coalition for Autism Research and Education (C.A.R.E.).
Congressman Doyle is also very concerned with the escalating costs of college and oppressive student loan debt. He is a cosponsor of H.R. 1434, the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, which would lock in students at a 3.8% interest rate. With 40 million Americans squeezed by this debt, refinancing high interest loans to this year’s rates would reduce federal profits and give a much-needed break to young people struggling to build a future.
Additionally, he is a cosponsor of H.R. 649, the Student Loan Refinancing Act, which would allow borrowers to refinance any time a lower interest rate is available.
Congressman Doyle also co-founded and chairs the House Robotics Caucus, which works to ensure that our nation remains globally competitive in the field of robotics.
Doyle also serves on several other important Caucuses, such as Steel, Human Rights, and the Internet.
He is also a member of the Leadership Pittsburgh Alumni Organization, the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), and the Penn State Alumni Association.
Doyle is a graduate of Penn State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Development in 1975. Prior to serving in Congress, Doyle was a small business owner and the Chief of Staff for State Senator Frank Pecora. Doyle and his wife, Susan, reside in Forest Hills and have four children: Michael, David, Kevin, and Alexandra.