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  • Honoring Congressman John Dingell on His Retirement


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    Representative Bobby L. Rush

    From: IL District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-09

    RUSH. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the subject of our Special Order. The SPEAKER...



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    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-09

    JOHNSON of Texas. Thank you very much, Mr. Rush. I appreciate the fact that you are holding this hour. Mr. Speaker, I rise for the honor of the work of Mr. John Dingell who will retire this year as...



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    Representative John Conyers Jr.

    From: MI District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-09

    CONYERS. I thank my colleague for yielding. Mr. Speaker and members of the committee, I rise today to honor a true statesman in every sense of the word, the dean of the House, chairman emeritus of...



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    Representative Joe Barton

    From: TX District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-09

    BARTON. I want to thank the Congressman from Chicago, the Reverend Bobby Rush, for recognizing me. Mr. Speaker, we always in Texas refer to the former Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn who served for...



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    Representative Fred Upton

    From: MI District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-09

    UPTON. Thank you, Mr. Rush. I will try to be brief. I do want to put a statement in the Record from Mr. Camp who was here a little while ago and wanted to speak. I just want to say, Mr. Dingell, Mr....



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-09

    JACKSON LEE. I thank the distinguished gentleman, Mr. Rush, and I thank Mr. Pallone for convening this Special Order and all of the members of this committee and Members of this House of Representatives...



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    Representative John Shimkus

    From: IL District 15

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-09

    SHIMKUS. I thank my colleague. Mr. Speaker, I know there are a lot of Members, so I will be quick, but you have to really come down to the floor to recognize a man who has served honorably for so many...



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    Representative Frank Pallone Jr.

    From: NJ District 6

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-09

    PALLONE. Mr. Speaker, it's an honor to rise tonight and speak on behalf of my friend and colleague--the Dean of the House of Representatives--John Dingell. A proud son of Michigan, John Dingell has...



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    Representative Anna G. Eshoo

    From: CA District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-09

    ESHOO. Mr. Speaker, John Dingell is a legend in the Congress and a national treasure. As the Dean of the House of Representatives, Congressman Dingell will be retiring at the end of the 113th Congress,...



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    Representative Chris Van Hollen

    From: MD District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-09

    VAN HOLLEN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the incredible service of the Dean of the House of Representatives, John Dingell. In his 59 years in the House, John Dingell has experienced dizzying twists...



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    Representative Doris O. Matsui

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    Date: 2014-12-09

    MATSUI. Mr. Speaker, the life and career of the Dean of the House, John Dingell has been remarkable and historic. John has been a friend . . . colleague . . . and a true leader in Congress. During...



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    Representative Michael F. Doyle

    From: PA District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-09

    DOYLE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to one of the greatest legislators of recent decades, John Dingell, who will retire at the end of the 113th Congress. John Dingell has diligently served...



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    Representative Donna F. Edwards

    From: MD District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-09

    EDWARDS. Mr. Speaker, I rise to commemorate the congressional career of our colleague, the Dean of the House, John Dingell. As the longest-serving member of Congress ever, it is hard to imagine our nation,...



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    Representative James R. Langevin

    From: RI District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-09

    LANGEVIN. Mr. Speaker, I join my colleagues today to honor a great legislator, a consummate public servant, and a man whose legacy will leave an indelible mark on this institution and every American...



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    Representative Frank Pallone Jr.

    From: NJ District 6

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-09

    PALLONE. Mr. Speaker, I yield to the gentleman from California (Mr. Waxman), the ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. I don't know if he knows, but we are going to be honoring him tomorrow...



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    Representative Paul Tonko

    From: NY District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-09

    TONKO. ``Thank you'' to the gentleman from New Jersey for the recognition and for leading us in this Special Order that pays tribute to Representative John Dingell. Mr. Speaker, it is my honor to stand...



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    Representative Carolyn B. Maloney

    From: NY District 12

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-09

    MALONEY of New York. Mr. Speaker, I am testifying before the Rules Committee right now, but I will submit my statement for the Record. To know him is to love John Dingell. He taught me that dedication...



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    Representative Gene Green

    From: TX District 29

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-09

    GREEN of Texas. I thank my colleague and our new ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to one of the great lawmakers of our era, who has dedicated...



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    Representative Diana DeGette

    From: CO District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-09

    DeGETTE. Thank you so much. Mr. Speaker, in 1997, when I was a 39-year-old freshman, John Dingell took a risk on me. He put me on the Energy and Commerce Committee as a freshman. Since that day, I...



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    Representative Sander M. Levin

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    Date: 2014-12-09

    LEVIN. I thank the gentleman for yielding. If a test of a career is whether you made a difference, Big John's career has been a big success. In so many ways, John was tall in stature physically and...



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    Representative Lois Capps

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    Date: 2014-12-09

    CAPPS. I thank my colleague for yielding. It is such an honor, in paying my tribute, to follow one of Mr. Dingell's best friends, Sandy Levin, his colleague from Michigan. Mr. Speaker, I rise with...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-09

    HOYER. I thank the gentleman for yielding, and I thank him for taking this Special Order. Mr. Speaker, when this new House convenes on January 6, it will be the first in 59 years not to include the...



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    Representative Marcy Kaptur

    From: OH District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-09

    KAPTUR. Mr. Speaker, it is an understatement to say dean and Chairman John Dingell is a gentleman of this House and a respected man of the law. He has served our Republic his entire life, beginning as...



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    Senator Nancy Pelosi

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    Date: 2014-12-09

    PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding, and I appreciate his friendship with the distinguished leader of the entire Congress, the dean number one, as Congresswoman Kaptur said. Mr....



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    Representative Jackie Speier

    From: CA District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-09

    SPEIER. Mr. Speaker, one of the great privileges of serving in this body is that occasionally we walk among giants. Most of us 435 Members are ordinary, but among us are a few extraordinary citizens...



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    Representative Richard M. Nolan

    From: MN District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-09

    NOLAN asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. NOLAN. Mr. Speaker and Members of the House, I want to join my colleagues in paying tribute to a great Member of Congress...



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    Representative Charles B. Rangel

    From: NY District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-09

    RANGEL of new york in the house of representatives Tuesday, December 9, 2014 Mr. RANGEL. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to extend...



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    Representative Kyrsten Sinema

    From: AZ District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-09

    SINEMA of arizona in the house of representatives Tuesday, December 9, 2014 Ms. SINEMA. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to express...



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    Representative Betty McCollum

    From: MN District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-09

    McCOLLUM of minnesota in the house of representatives Tuesday, December 9, 2014 Ms. McCOLLUM. Mr. Speaker, today I rise to...