(CNN) - Michigan Democratic Rep. John Dingell, the longest serving member of Congress, talked about the "poisonous" atmosphere fifty years ago when the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was debated on Capitol Hill.
Dingell voted for the bill making it illegal to discriminate based on race, but told CNN his support for desegregation spurred a "nasty" primary challenge for his seat from a fellow Democrat who opposed the legislation.
Washington (CNN) - Debbie Dingell plans to run this year for the seat being vacated by her husband, Rep. John Dingell of Michigan, a Democratic strategist with knowledge of the lawmaker’s thinking confirmed to CNN Tuesday.
John Dingell, the longest serving member of Congress in history, announced Monday that he'll retire at the end of the year.
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(CNN) - John Dingell, the longest serving member of Congress in U.S. history, announced Monday that he'll retire at the end of the year rather than run for re-election.
"My standards are high for this job. I put myself to the test and have always known that when the time came that I felt I could not live up to my own personal standard for a Member of Congress, it would be time to step aside for someone else to represent this district. That time has come," said the 87-year-old Democratic congressman from Michigan, in a statement announcing his retirement.
Washington (CNN) - The top Democrat in the House is pushing back against calls to extend open enrollment in the new health care exchanges because of the massive technical problems plaguing HealthCare.gov.
"I don't support that," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday morning, just hours after Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire appeared to be the first Democrat in Congress to join a growing number of her Republican colleagues in suggesting the deadline be pushed back.
(CNN) – Motown came to Congress Thursday at a celebration for longtime Rep. John Dingell, who recently became the longest-serving U.S. lawmaker in history.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Dingell's wife, Debbie, stole the show when they joined vocalist Mary Wilson as her backup singers and dancers for a performance of "Stop in the Name of Love" by The Supremes.
Washington (CNN) - Rep. John Dingell is making history, as he becomes the longest serving member of Congress in the nation's history.
On Friday, the Democrat from Michigan will have served 57 years, five months, and 26 days, breaking the record held by the late Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia.
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.
(CNN) - Serving on Capitol Hill is something of a tradition in the Dingell family, but Debbie Dingell announced Saturday she won't be seeking a seat in Washington.
The wife of longtime Rep. John Dingell Jr., D-Michigan, said in a note sent to family and friends and obtained by CNN that it is "critical that Democrats unite behind one candidate for what will be a difficult and expensive race" to replace Sen. Carl Levin, who has chosen not to seek a seventh term next year.
(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton continued his cross-country campaign swing Sunday night to help the longest-serving member of Congress in his bid to hold onto his seat.
Democratic Rep. John Dingell of Michigan is a 28-term incumbent, but he’s in a tighter reelection battle than he’s seen in a while, hence the Clinton campaign stop.
“Michigan was good for me and I tried to be good for Michigan,” Clinton said. “John Dingell’s been good for you and he’s been good for you in the last year and a half, as he has in his entire career."