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Some history was made in congress today the new holder of the record for longest service is Michigan Democrat John dingle.
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Agree with 57 years five months and 26 days underused health plans as of today congressman John dingle -- served in congress.
Longer than anyone in history.
Exceeding the record set by the late senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia.
But medals of over half a century of public service can be seen throughout -- office.
We are not important the job is important.
A Democrat from Michigan he was first sworn in as a member of the house in 1955.
Taking over the seat his father John dingle senior held for more than two decades.
He says things are different today.
We -- to cooperation.
But not compromise and she helped consumers -- they don't go to friendship sure that the huge true.
And the -- -- -- to business -- relationship offered here.
Over his career dingle helped pass legislation that shaped our country.
The Civil Rights Act which Medicare the Clean Air Act to be Affordable Care Act well he also defended his home State's auto industry that captured his attraction at your great frequent.
-- has our reputation for tough grilling of witnesses during committee hearings.
Especially when he was chairman of the house energy and commerce committee Michael.
-- served under eleven presidents from Eisenhower through Obama.
Yet despite the years gone by.
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I'd like to shift created a situation where we can progress -- burgeoning problem deficit.
I think this country desperate or it has to address the difficult and should we confront.
-- -- -- challenge and opportunity.
-- for life outside of the capital dingle as a father and husband.
His wife Debbie is deeply involved in politics and the Democratic Party.
Praise from both sides of the -- rolled in today how President Obama said John has always worked tirelessly for people of his beloved Michigan.
And for working families across America.
Republican house speaker John Boehner called him one of the greats and the -- definition of a man about house.
Congressional leaders will celebrate singles career milestone next Thursday.
In the capitol buildings Statuary Hall.
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