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U.S. probes long-term care insurance

WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) -- A U.S. House committee is asking for documents from Conseco and the Penn Treaty in an investigation of long-term care insurance.

FCC steps on Congress' toes

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. John Dingell says monthly oversight hearings might be in order to ensure the Federal Communications Commission doesn't muscle in on Congress' turf.

House approves whistleblower protections

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. House has approved a measure that would protect government whistleblowers from losing their jobs.

Scientist admits unauthorized payments

BALTIMORE, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The chief of the geriatric psychiatry branch of the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health has admitted taking unauthorized fees from a drug maker.

Dems: Society Security privatization out

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A powerful incoming U.S. House chairman says Social Security privatization is not something Democrats will consider in negotiations with the administration.

Democrats File Suit Over Budget Typo

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- U.S. House Democrats have filed suit, claiming their civil rights were abused when the president signed a budget deficit reduction bill.

Former CBP head violated ethics codes

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The former Corporation for Public Broadcasting head violated its bylaws and ethics codes in his zeal to snuff out what he perceived as liberal bias.

Telecom bill faces forceful opposition

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Lawmakers broadly agree that telecommunication laws regulating the market do not meet the rapidly changing needs of users or address the ever-evolving nature of
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

Dingell outlines energy plan

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., on Saturday outlined his party's ideas regarding increasing fuel and heating costs, including anti-price gouging measures.

Democrats ask network for election PSAs

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- In a letter to NBC Chairman Robert Wright Wednesday, senior House Democrats asked the network to undertake a public awareness campaign about voters' rights.

House Democrats denounce Swifities

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Nineteen House Democrats wrote to President Bush Wednesday and urged him to denounce ads run by the 527 organization Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

Hastert to lead Normandy delegation

WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert said Tuesday he will lead a congressional delegation to pay tribute on the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

Health Biz: Rethinking the payment formula

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Physicians could face 5 percent reimbursement cuts from Medicare in 2006 and beyond, senators jump on the drug reimportation bandwagon, and other news of interest to the healthcare industry.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

House Dems push on Medicare allegations

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- House Democrats are seeking more information from the Bush administration on allegations Medicare staffers were pressured to withhold data from Congress.

Feds allow old Arab woman to stay

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- Federal officials have decided not to deport an elderly Arab woman because of her failing health, a Washington-based Muslim advocacy group reports.
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Sen. Carl Levin, D-MI, speaks during a news conference to kick off the CARS program at the Transportation Department in Washington on July 27, 2009. The program, dubbed "cash for clunkers," is based on a cash incentive for people to trade in older vehicles for new, more fuel efficient models. With him are Rep. John Dingell, D-MI, (L) and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood (R). (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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John David Dingell, Jr. (born July 8, 1926) is the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 15th congressional district, serving since 1955 (his district was first in western Detroit but has successively moved further into that city's western suburbs). He is a member of the Democratic Party. His district includes most of Detroit's western suburbs such as the western portion of Dearborn, Romulus, Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area and all of the Monroe/Dundee area.

He is currently the Dean of the U.S. House of Representatives. He is also the longest-currently-serving member of Congress, the longest to serve exclusively in the House ever, and the third longest-serving member of Congress ever.

Dingell was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and is of Polish and Scots-Irish descent. His father's original surname had been Dzieglewicz, meaning, roughly, 'blacksmith.' John D. Dingell, Sr. changed his name for his campaign for office with the slogan 'Ring (in) with Dingell.' Dingell's mother was Grace Bigler Dingell.

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