John D Dingell

Dingell honored by Biden, but congressional delegation misses funeral due to weather
Former vice president says Congress’ longest-serving member was one of the few colleagues he looked up to

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the funeral of former Congressman John Dingell, D-MI, at the Church of the Divine Child on Tuesday. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Congress’ longest-serving member, John D. Dingell, was known for his sense of humor. So much so, that when his former colleagues traveling to his funeral in Dearborn, Michigan, were diverted back to Washington due to bad weather, the priest presiding over the service suggested Dingell was at work.

Rev. Terrence Kerner said he wasn’t supposed to preach at Dingell’s service. Father Pat Conroy, the House chaplain, insisted he knew Dingell better and should do so. But he was on the plane with the congressional delegation that was diverted back to Washington. 

Take 5: Debbie Dingell
Congresswoman talks up 'good Michigan junk food'

Rep. Debbie Dingell, seen here with fellow Michigander Rep. Fred Upton, is a voracious reader, is a lifelong Beatles fan. (Photo courtesy of Dingell's office)

It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.    

This week, Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan talks to Take 5 about poker nights in D.C. with her girlfriends, reading a book a day and her longtime love of the Beatles.