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Congress: Dingell, House 'giant' who shaped major environment laws, dies

February 08, 2019
Former Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), the longest-serving member of Congress who played a key role in numerous bedrock environmental laws from his perch as chairman of the Energy & Commerce Committee, has died at 92. The nearly 60-year House member died Feb. 7, according to the Detroit Free Press , which cited tributes to his sharp wit, hard-charging personality and ability to strike legislative deals on a wide range of issues. In the environmental arena, Dingell authored the 1970...

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