Dingell Has Better Plan
Detroit Free Press
May 16, 2007
When George W. Bush and John Dingell are on the same page, sort of, it's time to act. Both the president and the powerful chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee said Monday, in different ways, that Congress needs to get down to business on how this country fuels its economy.
But Bush, who focused solely on vehicles, looks like a real heel-dragger compared with Dingell. The Dearborn Democrat, who is the longest serving member of the House, told the Detroit Economic Club that he wanted everyone involved in legislation to combat both foreign oil dependence and global warming and that he will propose an economy-wide cap-and-trade system for carbon dioxide emissions.
"Every industry will have to tithe," Dingell said.