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Congressman John D. Dingell – Superman of Food Safety

Congressman John D. Dingell gave an impassioned speech today on behalf of HR 2749 – The food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009.  I think it should be renamed the Dingell Bell, errr, Bill.  Anyway, the guy is a stud.

The vote on the Bill should happen soon.  Check out www.foodpoisonjournal.com for the latest.

Congressman John D. Dingell represents Michigan’s 15th Congressional District and is the Chairman Emeritus of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, one of five ‘exclusive’ committees in the U.S. House. During the 111th Congress, he has the lead role in crafting national health insurance legislation that goes before this Committee and the House. On the Committee, he also works on energy and climate change issues, telecommunications and consumer protection policy, and conducts oversight and investigations. Dingell serves the people of Monroe County and parts of Wayne and Washtenaw Counties. His work includes fighting for the working families that keep America’s economy going, including making health care more affordable and accessible to all families and protecting our nation’s natural heritage. On February 11, 2009, Congressman Dingell became the longest serving Member in the history of the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • cheryl berenson RN, MS-MPH student OHSU

    I applaud John Dingell’s efforts on ensuring better food safety laws. He may be an advocate for good food safety legislation, but he is a total favorite/supporter of the NRA and therefore on my ‘bad for public health’ list. He has also stymied good auto emissions and increased MPG legislation as an insider and “friend”-accepting large $$ from Detroit lobbyists representing the auto industry. Henry Waxman took over his chairmanship of the energy and commerce committee earlier this year.