John Dingell to talk about becoming longest-serving Congressman in history on 'Colbert Report'
U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Dearborn, is getting a lot of press this week as he's poised to set a new record as the longest-serving member in the history of the U.S. Congress.
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On Friday, Dingell, now serving his 30th term in the House, will eclipse the late Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, having served 57 years and 177 days.
He first took office on Dec. 13, 1955, at the age of 29 after winning a special election to replace his late father, John Dingell Sr., as the representative for Michigan's 15th Congressional District.
In his Sunday interview with Stephanopoulos, Dingell cited "lack of collegiality" and "refusal to compromise" as the biggest change he's seen in Congress over the decades.
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