Congressman Dingell is the guest speaker at chamber forum

Taylor's Congressman, John D. Dingell, will be the featured speaker during the Legislative Forum presented by the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber.

The event is scheduled for Monday, January 14, 2008, at Crystal Gardens, 16703 Fort Street, Southgate.

Registration and a pre-forum reception begin at 11 a.m. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. The program is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m.

Tickets are $15 per person or $150 per table. Registration takes place on line at www.swccc.org. Those interested can also call the chamber at (734) 246-6000.

About Congressman Dingell

Congressman Dingell is called the "Dean of the House" for having served the longest tenure in the 435-member body. He has developed a sound reputation as a champion for working families that keep America's economy strong; a crusader for the nation's natural heritage; and the leading voice in Congress for making health care affordable and accessible to all families.

Because of his work for constituents in Monroe County and parts of Wayne and Washtenaw counties, and as chairman of the influential Committee on Energy and Commerce, Congressman Dingell is known throughout Michigan and the nation for his effectiveness and foresight.

Over the last five decades, the Congressman has written some of the best known laws  protecting health and the environment, as well as the rights of workers and consumers. One notable example is the 1990 Clean Air Act, which is credited with cleaning up the air while preserving American competitiveness.

He fought for the passage of revolutionary legislation, such as the Endangered Species Act, as well as laws that address America's most pressing needs, including the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Mammography Quality Standards Act.

Meet the Speaker

Businesses that sponsor a Legislative Forum are invited to a pre-forum reception where they meet and have their photo taken with the guest speaker. Sponsors sit at the head table during the forum and their names are announced in the opening remarks, as well as in the program and on a marquee sign at the event. To sponsor a Legislative Forum, call Mary Jarosz, coordinator, at (734) 284-6000.

Local high school students are invited to attend the forum. To sponsor a high school students' table, call the chamber at (734) 284-6000.