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Gunfight at the OK Congress

Here are the Dems following their leader into the House today, Pelosi holding the gavel she then used to call the session to¬† order. John Dingle is in there (D-MI). He used that very gavel to call for the vote in 1964 1965 – on Lyndon Johnson’s major legislative accomplishment, Medicare. Dingle succeeded his own father in his House seat. Both Dingles introduced health care reform at the start of every congress in which the father or son sat – a period of nearly 70 years. This is a big day for John Dingle. And for us.