National Press Club

Dingell to deliver farewell address at National Press Club Luncheon Friday, June 27

June 23, 2014 | By Angela Greiling Keane |

Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich.

Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich.

Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., the longest-serving U.S. House member ever, will give a farewell address at a National Press Club Luncheon Friday, June 27.

Dingell announced he will retire at the end of his current term, having been a member of the U.S. House for 58 years, serving alongside 11 presidents. He served as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and helped pass legislation including Medicare, the Clean Air Act and the Endangered Species Act.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $22 for Press Club members (Members may purchase 2 tickets at this rate) and $36 for all other non-member tickets. Tickets may be purchased here. For questions, please email or call 202-662–7501. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.

NPC Members who wish to attend the pre-luncheon reception must RSVP separately to 48 hours before the event. Space may be limited. You must have a paid reservation to the luncheon to attend the VIP reception To submit a question in advance, put DINGELL in the subject line and email to before 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.

Upcoming Luncheons:

July 22 - Tom Frieden, Centers for Disease Control director
Aug. 1 - Denis Sassou-Nguesso, Republic of the Congo president