Funeral, visitation arrangements announced for John Dingell

Funeral, visitation arrangements announced for John Dingell

Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on July 8, 1926, John David Dingell Jr. grew up in MI, where his father was elected to Congress as a "New Deal" Democrat in 1932.

A legendary figure in Washington who chaired of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Dingell holds the record for the longest congressional career in history, having served in the House from 1955 to 2015.

However, we would be lying if we didn't at least take a moment to appreciate Dingell's social media prowess and his mastery of the Twitter clapback.

The president's heartfelt message comes after his predecessor former President Barack Obama also honored the late congressman.

Mrs Dingell did not attend President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday, deciding to stay with her husband as his health deteriorated.

- September 19, 1955: Rep. John Dingell Sr. dies in office.

Not five decades ago, much of the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth - our own Great Lakes - were closed to swimming and fishing and other recreational pursuits because of chemical and bacteriological contamination from untreated industrial and wastewater disposal. "In 2010, it was my privilege to hold that same gavel as we passed the Affordable Care Act".

"In our modern political age, the presidential bully pulpit seems dedicated to sowing division and denigrating, often in the most irrelevant and infantile personal terms, the political opposition", Dingell said.

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- November 8, 1932: John Dingell elected to Congress as a "New Deal" Democrat.

In a Washington Post opinion piece, Dingell mentioned issues such as pollution, the consumption of hazardous foods, drugs and chemicals, and racial discrimination that plagued America's history.

Right up until the end, John Dingell wouldn't go down without a fight - or a tweet.

The former lawmaker's wife, Debbie Dingell, who was elected to succeed him, was with him when he died peacefully at home in MI, her office said.

After his father died while in office 1955, Dingell was elected to the seat in a special election at the age of 29.

Unable to sway a handful of Democrats who opposed mandating universal coverage - and unwilling to compromise on that point - Dingell notified the House speaker, Thomas Foley, that he couldn't muster the votes to produce legislation.

While Pelosi was anxious to legislate on climate, Dingell launched a lengthy series of hearings on the topic and collected reams of outside feedback for "white papers" meant to guide the drafting of the bill.

Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow wrote in a post on Twitter: "We have been incredibly lucky to have you and will miss you dearly".

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