Eric (Eric) Sorensen (D-USH17)
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Capitol: 202.225.5905
FAX: 202.225.5396
District: 309.786.3406
Room 1205 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-1317

Residence: Moline, IL
Elected: 2022    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Shawn   DOB: 3/18/1976
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
Co-ChairCongressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wire and Wire Products Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan FFA Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Energy
MemberHouse Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities, Risk Management, and Credit
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Conservation, Research and Biotechnology
MemberHouse Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Co-ChairCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
FC MemberFix Congress Caucus
FC MemberHeartland Caucus
FC MemberHouse BioFuels Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Bus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional 5G Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture
FC MemberHouse Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bipartisan Rural Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional #FutureForum Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor Caucus
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
Counties Representing
Adams / Calhoun / Christian / Fayette / Fulton / Greene / Hancock / Henderson / Henry / Jersey / Knox / Macon / Macoupin / Madison / McDonough / Mercer / Montgomery / Pike / Rock Island / Sangamon / Shelby / Warren / Whiteside


Congressman Eric Sorensen was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois.

He served communities across Central and Northwestern Illinois as a local TV meteorologist for over two decades, communicating live-saving information that impacted Illinoisans' jobs, schools, farms, and safety. To Eric, being a meteorologist was about building trust and protecting his community.

In Congress, Sorensen still values being a trusted neighbor to the residents of Illinois' 17th Congressional District. He is focused on lowering costs for working families, creating sustainable jobs in Central and Northwestern Illinois, and supporting the family farms and rural communities that keep our economy moving forward.

Sorensen proudly represents Illinois farmers on the House Agriculture Committee and uses his background in science to contribute to his role on the Science, Space, & Technology Committee. On the Science, Space and Technology Committee, Sorensen serves as Ranking Member on the Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee.

He currently resides in Moline with his partner Shawn and his dogs Petey and Oliver.