Latest John Dingell Stories

2014-06-09 20:22:02

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representative John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, will give a speech titled "When Congress Worked" at a National Press Club Speakers luncheon on June 27. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO Dingell announced he will retire at the end of his current term, having been a member of the U.S. House for 58 years, serving alongside 11 presidents. The Michigan Democrat served as chairman...

2014-03-18 12:21:44

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz heads a lineup of speakers who will address motor vehicle parts suppliers at the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association's (MEMA) Legislative Summit. Dr. Moniz will speak to the group at 3 p.m. on April 2 at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C. MEMA -- with 1,000 motor vehicle parts supplier members nationwide who account for more than 700,000 direct U.S. jobs -- hosts the Legislative...

2010-04-23 10:42:00

Sen. Grassley, Rep. Dingell honored; Give Kids A Smile grants awarded CHICAGO, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Dental Association (ADA) Foundation held its third annual Give Kids A Smile Awards Gala in Washington, DC, April 13, honoring two members of Congress and awarding several grants to programs that benefit underserved children. The Gala celebrates the Give Kids A Smile program and provides a forum for America's dentists to recognize Members of Congress who have...

2009-07-14 17:12:00

WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Chairman Henry Waxman, Chairman Charles Rangel, Chairman George Miller, Chairman John Dingell and other senior House Democrats held a press conference in the Capitol this afternoon to discuss legislation introduced today by the Tri-Committees on health care reform. Below are the Speaker's opening remarks and closing statement. A transcript of the entire press conference will be sent later....

2009-02-17 13:48:00

DETROIT, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Congressman John D. Dingell is recognized as Crain's Detroit Business Newsmaker of the Year. One day after General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC deliver their detailed survival plans to Congress, the domestic auto industry's chief congressional champion will be honored as Crain's Detroit Business Newsmaker of the Year for 2008. Crain's, the award-winning weekly business newspaper, selected Dingell in part because of his role in the biggest...

2008-11-26 16:05:38

Detroit's automotive giants are working with lawmakers to assemble plans that could win votes on a new $25 billion bailout, sources said. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent automakers a letter outlining points the companies should address in preparation for a Dec. 5 hearing at the Capitol, the Detroit News reported Wednesday. In Washington, automotive lobbyists met with Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., to discuss strategies that could win votes for the bailout....

2008-10-27 07:45:00

The pressure in piling on the head of the Federal Communications Commission to explain his plan to open unused airwaves for wireless devices, an approach backed by Google Inc.A senior U.S. lawmaker on Friday joined a growing chorus asking why the change happened. FCC Chairman Kevin Martin has scheduled a November 4 vote by the commission on his plan to allow unlicensed use of parts of the spectrum called "white spaces." The unused pockets of the spectrum will be available when U.S....

2008-10-08 18:00:15

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Nicole Doss, TPL, +1-202-368-8902 Land Conservation is Important Component of Bill WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement by Alan Front, Senior Vice President for The Trust For Public Land (TPL), a national land conservation organization, on the draft climate proposal: "TPL applauds Congressman John Dingell, Chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, and Congressman Rick Boucher, who chairs the Energy and Air Quality...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.