Dingell to Be Honored for Becoming Longest-Serving Member

Posted May 30, 2013 at 5:05pm

Congressional leaders announced Thursday that they plan to honor Rep. John D. Dingell, D-Mich., next month in a ceremony commemorating his place as the longest-serving member in the history of Congress.

The celebration is set to take place June 13 in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall. On June 7, Dingell will have served for 57 years, five months and 26 days, surpassing the service record of the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va.

Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced the plans to celebrate Dingell and noted more details would be made available closer to the event’s date.