House Delays Dingell Tribute

A full House Energy & Commerce Committee tribute to the late chairman John Dingell (D-Mich.), the longest-serving member of Congress who died last week at age 92, has been postponed from Friday (Feb. 15), but for a very good reason.

The committee had planned a 9:30 meeting in its hearing room, which is named after Dingell, to share the "life, legacy and memories" of the late chairman, with the remarks recorded and printed as a memorial, but the Web site Thursday said the tribute had to be postponed.

That is because Dingell's Arlington Cemetery service--he was a World War II vet--has now been scheduled for Friday morning at 9 a.m.--according to Committee Dems.

All are welcome to attend, said the Web site of Dingell's wife, Rep. Debbie Dingell, who was elected to succeed him in Congress after his retirement in 2014.

No word when the tribute will be rescheduled.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.