John D. Dingell Jr.

John David Dingell Jr. was an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from December 13, 1955, until January 3, 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, he holds the record for longest-ever serving Congressperson in American history, representing Michigan for over 59 years. Wikipedia*

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John D. Dingell Jr. has 915 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1983 Senate Committee as a Democratic Representative for Michigan's 16th district. The year with the most videos was 1995 with 87 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2010 with an average of 10,246 views per program as a Democratic Representative for Michigan's 15th district. Most appearances with Henry Waxman (19), Nancy Pelosi (18), Richard A. Gephardt (15). Most common tags: Health Care, Energy Policy, Health Care Financing.

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U.S. Representative, D-MI 12th View Map January 3, 2013 - January 3, 2015 Videos: 34 U.S. Representative, D-MI 15th View Map January 7, 2003 - January 2, 2013 Videos: 388 U.S. Representative, D-MI 16th View Map January 4, 1965 - January 6, 2003 Videos: 489 U.S. Representative, D-MI 15th December 13, 1955 - January 3, 1965 Videos: 1

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