Congressman Conor Lamb was sworn in to the United States House of Representatives on January 3, 2019 to represent Pennsylvania's 17th Congressional District, which includes parts of Allegheny and Butler Counties, as well as all of Beaver County in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Lamb previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Justice Department's Pittsburgh office. In this position, he prosecuted violent crimes and drug trafficking and helped establish the office as a national leader in the fight against the heroin epidemic. Lamb served on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2009-2013 and continues to serve as a Major in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.
Lamb's priorities during the 116th Congress include protecting Social Security and Medicare as well as fighting for good jobs and strong unions. Using his own personal knowledge and experience to help veterans, Lamb will serve as Vice Chair of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. He is also working to improve our nation by providing new insight as a member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and was elected Chair of the Energy Subcommittee to advocate for family-supporting jobs and cutting-edge science. Lamb also serves as the Chair of the Congressional Steel Caucus, working with colleagues from both parties to strengthen the steel industry to protect the jobs and workers in PA-17. Lamb is also determined to make health care more affordable and to take aggressive action to combat the heroin epidemic.
Lamb is 34 years old and resides in his home town of Mt. Lebanon. He is a graduate of Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School (2002) and of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (2006, 2009).