|Sponsor||Rep. Kildee, Dale E.|
|Date||February 11, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Adam Hepburn|
H.Res. 140 is being considered on the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Representative Dale Kildee (D-MI) on January 15, 2009.
H.Res. 140 resolves that the House of Representatives:
Congressman John Dingell (D-MI) represents Michigan's 15th Congressional District and is the Chairman Emeritus of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. On February 11, 2009, Dingell will become the longest serving Member of the House, surpassing former Congressman Jamie Whitten (D-MS).
John D. Dingell was born July 8, 1926, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He split much of his childhood between Detroit and Washington, DC. His father, also named served in the Army during World War II.
After his military service, Dingell attended Georgetown University where he studied chemistry. He continued his studies at Georgetown Law School, graduating in 1952. After graduation, Dingell worked as a forest ranger, a prosecuting attorney, and ran his own private law office. When his father passed away while still a Member of the House in 1955, the younger Dingell succeeded him, first representing Michigan's 15th district at the age of 29.