The John D. Dingell, Jr. Award for Excellence recognizes members of Congress who epitomize the late congressman’s dedication to public service. First elected to Congress in 1955, Rep. Dingell served for 59 years in the House of Representatives before retiring in 2015 as the longest-serving congressman in U.S. history. During his congressional career, including 14 terms as chairman or ranking member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee.
In 2019 the NAB Leadership Foundation established the John D. Dingell Jr. Award for Excellence to pay tribute to the late Congressman John Dingell’s dedication to public service and his impact on the broadcasting industry. Dingell was considered an ally to the broadcasting industry and a proven example of what it means to be a public servant during his 59-year career in the U.S. House of Representatives before retiring in January 2015 as the longest-serving congressman in U.S. history. During his congressional career, including 14 terms as chairman or ranking member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, Rep. Dingell was instrumental in legislation and policies shaping the broadcasting radio and television industries. He passed away in February 2019.
The National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation (NABLF) is pleased to present this prestigious award to Senators Jon Tester of Montana and Jerry Moran of Kansas, and Representatives Mark Takano from California’s 41st Congressional District and former representative Phil Roe from Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District. These exemplary legislators played an integral role as leaders on the Veterans Affairs committees in the House and Senate in the passage of legislation to provide much-needed mental health resources to our nation’s veterans. This legislation also reflects broadcasters’ commitment and that of the NAB and NAB Leadership Foundation, to raise awareness of impart health and social issues in our communities.
This legislation also reflects broadcasters’ commitment, and that of NAB and its Leadership Foundation, to raise awareness of important health and social issues in our communities. Broadcasters salute America’s service members and veterans and join Congress in supporting them during their greatest hours of need in providing mental, physical and emotional support resources.
Thank you for your outstanding leadership and dedication to serving those who have given so much to our communities and to our nation.
Senator John Tester
Senator Jerry Moran
Rep. Mark Takano
Rep. Phil Roe
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