D.C. Is Debbie Dingell’s Town

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Media Outlet: Politico

Earlier this winter, Debbie Dingell made time for a chat over lunch at Bistro Bis, a Capitol Hill watering hole not far from the office of her husband, Michigan Rep. John Dingell. The longest-serving member of Congress in American history, John Dingell, 87, had yet to make his February announcement that he wouldn’t be seeking reelection. Debbie, who keeps a hectic and varied schedule, was due after lunch to collect “Big John,” (as the Congressman is sometimes called) and take him—kicking and screaming, one sensed—to see a nutritionist.

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Liza Mundy is a senior fellow at New America, and the former director of the organization’s Breadwinning and Caregiving program. She is currently working on a book about female code breakers during World War II.