John Dingell was not only the longest serving member of the United States House of Representatives, he was a key figure in nearly every progressive initiative, legislation, law, and policy of the past several decades:
– The Clean Air Act
– The Civil Rights Act
– The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
– The Endangered Species Act
– The National Environmental Policy Act
– The Pollution Prevention Act
– The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
– The Energy Policy and Conservation Acts of 1975 & 1976
– The Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”)
But more than that, John Dingell was a man of dignity and strength, a man who encouraged everyone in his orbit to be better, to try harder, and to work to make America a more perfect union.
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