U.S. Representative Mike Doyle is currently serving in Congress representing the 18th District of Pennsylvania, which includes the City of Pittsburgh as well as communities in the western, southern, and eastern portions of Allegheny County. Congressman Doyle was born and raised in Swissvale, and he has been a resident of Pittsburgh his entire life. He attended Penn State University and graduated with a degree in community development. Prior to serving in Congress, Doyle was a small business owner and the Chief of Staff for State Senator Frank Pecora. His top priorities include creating jobs and revitalizing communities in the 18th District through economic development and high-tech initiatives, providing better public education, establishing a comprehensive long-term national energy strategy that creates green jobs and addresses global warming, and protecting federal safety net programs from attempts to cut or eliminate them. 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 2) Communications and Technology. As of January 2019, Congressman Doyle serves as the Chairman of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee.