Young feted as longest-serving Republican in House history

Politics 03/06/19, 20:22

U.S. Rep. Don Young was feted by colleagues for becoming the longest-serving Republican in House history. Young, who was re-elected in November, marked 46 years in the House on Wednesday. He surpasses the late former Speaker Joseph Cannon of Illinois to become the longest-serving Republican. According to House records, the late Rep. ...

Late Rep. John Dingell hailed at service as ‘Mr. Michigan’

U.S. 02/14/19, 11:15

John Dingell, the record-long serving congressman who died last week, is being remembered at his funeral service in Washington as "Mr. Michigan" and a fierce defender of the state. Former President Bill Clinton and former House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio are among the scheduled speakers paying tribute to the Michigan ...

Update: Bad weather delays John Dingell funeral

Sports 02/12/19, 11:34

The Latest on funeral and memorial services for former U.S. Rep. John Dingell (all times local):___11:20 a.m.The funeral Mass for former Rep. John Dingell has been slightly delayed by wintery weather in Michigan.Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to speak at the service Tuesday to honor Dingell, the longest ...

Biden, other dignitaries expected at John Dingell’s funeral

Sports 02/12/19, 00:15

Former Vice President Joe Biden will offer remarks at the funeral for John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history.A Mass is scheduled for Tuesday at Church of the Divine Child in Dearborn, Michigan, five days after Dingell died at his home at age 92. The Michigan Democrat ...

Public honors late John Dingell, longest-serving congressman

U.S. 02/11/19, 15:51

Hundreds of John Dingell's former constituents lined up Monday at a performing arts center in suburban Detroit to pay their respects to the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, passing his flag-covered coffin and offering thanks and condolences to his family. Dingell's casket was in a ballroom at the center ...

Update: US flags lowered to half-staff for John Dingell

U.S. 02/08/19, 15:37

The Latest on the death of former U.S. Rep. John Dingell (all times local): 3:40 p.m. President Donald Trump has ordered flags lowered to half-staff in memory of former Rep. John Dingell. Trump's proclamation applies to flags at the White House, other public buildings and grounds, U.S. military posts and naval stations, and ...

Funeral, memorial planned for longtime US Rep. John Dingell

U.S. 02/08/19, 12:43

A funeral and a public memorial will be held next week to honor former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history.Dingell died Thursday at age 92 while with his wife at their home in Dearborn, a Detroit suburb. Dingell represented parts of southeast Michigan for ...

John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92

Politics 02/08/19, 10:08

Dubbed "Big John" for his imposing 6-foot-3 frame and sometimes intimidating manner, former Rep. John Dingell bolstered that reputation with the head of a 500-pound wild boar that greeted visitors to his Washington office. The story behind it also helped: The Michigan Democrat is said to have felled the animal ...

Former Rep. Dingell, US’s longest-serving lawmaker, dies

U.S. 02/07/19, 21:45

Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history who mastered legislative deal-making and was fiercely protective of Detroit's auto industry, has died. The Michigan Democrat was 92.Dingell, who served in the U.S. House for 59 years before retiring in 2014, died Thursday at his home ...

Source: Former Michigan Rep. John Dingell in hospice care

Politics 02/06/19, 11:55

Former Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history, is receiving hospice care, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. The person was not authorized to speak publicly but told The Associated Press about the 92-year-old Dingell's condition. Dingell's wife, Rep. Debbie Dingell, tweeted Wednesday morning that ...

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