US House honors Representative John Dingell

Wednesday, December 14, 2005 Representative John Dingell, (D-Michigan) was honored by Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) for 50 years of continuous service in the United States House of Representatives. Representative Fred Upton (R-Michigan) continued the praise of Dingell's service in the House through 10 Presidencies. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi jointly authored a resolution honoring his long tenure.

Dingell has been instrumental in drafting, improving or supporting legislation from the obscure Tucker Act to the Endangered Species Act and continues his quest for universal health care via the House version of the Patients' Bill of Rights. Mr. Dingell was honored earlier at the White House with a Presidential lunch.