June 2nd, 2013
03:58 PM ET
10 years ago

Dingell set to become longest serving lawmaker in Congress

Rep. John Dingell, D-Michigan, makes history becoming the longest serving member of the U.S. Congress. During his tenure he has sworn in four speakers, seen 11 presidents, a moon landing and so much more.

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  1. Thaddeus Kozubal


    June 2, 2013 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  2. shane

    no matter the accomplishments of this man, being in congress that long is not a good thing. a person cannot be in congress that long and still be a true rep of the people. not rep or dem, there is no way he still understands the challenges faceing people in the private world, its just not possible.

    June 2, 2013 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  3. Gurgyl

    This nation needs Term-Limits. No wonder nothing gets done when congress idior's like Derris Issa talks of nonsense that IRS is spending just to scrutinize Taxes of Tax-evaders–does this idiot know deficit is cut to 32 percent. Nonsense idiots of congress from GOP. Driv these animals out in 2014.

    June 2, 2013 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  4. JOSH

    That's too much time. When I see something like this I'm afraid something is wrong in our democracy. People who stayed so long in power tends to believe they are over everybody and anything I do not care which party you belong to. Politicians should be capped, two terms like the President, that's it. Do they really think there is nobody else who can do their jobs? We the People have created a cast of politicians who only look after themselves and the profits they can ripped from the government. Shame on them

    June 2, 2013 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  5. schmez

    Dingell in office for 30 terms? Strom Thurmond, Robert Byrd and others for over 40-50 years? Talk about losing touch and reality. Congress for life certainly was never considered by the founding fathers as a goal to strive for. Enough is enough.

    June 2, 2013 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  6. Ed1

    Don't you think he has had his 15 minutes yet.

    June 2, 2013 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |