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Culture of Congress Subject of U.S. Rep. Dingell Talk with GU Policy Dean

U.S. Rep. John D. Dingell (D-MI) joined Edward Montgomery, Georgetown’s dean of public policy, Feb. 8 for an exploration of the changing culture in Congress.

Dingell, the longest serving member in the history of the U.S. House of Representatives, shared his thoughts at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute about redistricting, climate change, the federal budget and other issues.

He also spoke about the passage of Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 and said social security benefits will still be available in 2070.

Dingell (C’49, L’52) encouraged students in the audience to continue a tradition of public service and engagement, saying that the government "belongs to everybody in this room, everybody in this city, everybody in this country. And if it doesn’t do what it should, it’s because we’re not insisting that it do what it should."

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