Representative John Dingell Addresses Concerns Over Health Care Reform at Town Hall Meeting

Here's one town hall where the member of Congress is likely to give as much as he gets.

Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), the longest serving member of the House — and one of the toughest characters on the Hill — is not only announcing a town hall tonight in Romulus, Mich., he's taking on what he sees as "myths" being spread about health care reform.

And while many congressional town halls have come under systematic attack from conservative protesters, Dingell seems just as likely to shout down any protesters who seek to interrupt or disrupt his event.

There are plenty of myths, half-truths and out-and-out lies about H.R. 3200, health insurance reform legislation currently being considered in Congress. Opponents of the bill are deliberately spreading bad information in order to frighten people”

— Office of John Dingell

Dingell’s town hall meeting on health care – set for 6 p.m. at the Romulus Athletic Center at 35765 Northline – comes at a time when protesters have disrupted meetings held by congressman in various parts of the nation. Earlier this week, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said some of the disruptions have been arranged by national groups opposing health care reform measures before Congress, and some of the most-publicized outbursts have been shown on YouTube and other outlets.