The longest-serving lawmaker in congressional history, Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) announced Monday he is retiring at the end of the 113th Congress. He will have served 29 terms.
Rep. John Dingell
Two House Republicans announced an ambitious initiative to rewrite and update the decades-old communications laws that have been overwhelmed by new technologies and new media.
Over the objections of House Democrats, the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to send to the floor a bill that would transform how the Federal Communications Commission conducts its business. Democrats mounted a vigorous debate during today's markup ending in a 31-16 vote with only one Democrat, Rep. Jim Matheson of Utah, siding with the GOP.