U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) issued the following statement on the retirement of U.S. House Dean Rep. John Dingell (D-12):
“John Dingell is truly a giant in the history of the United States Congress. He played an important role in the creation of Medicare, Medicaid, the Clean Water and Clean Air acts, and so many other important pieces of legislation that have had such an incredible impact on our nation.
He has stood strong for civil rights and voting rights, helping our country finally fulfill its creed of equality for everyone. And without question he has been a stalwart fighter for Michigan. He has been a fierce defender of our auto industry, of our Great Lakes and a leader in the conservation of our natural resources.
He also has done it all with great honor and dignity that has set an incredibly high standard for professionalism and integrity in public service.
John Dingell is a man who can disagree with you without being disagreeable. As the longest serving member of the U.S. House, he is universally respected on both sides of the aisle.
John Dingell is simply a man who loves his community, his state and his nation and he has served them all well. After nearly 60 years of incredibly impactful service it will be difficult to imagine the House of Representatives without John Dingell. It has been my honor to serve with him in Congress and I am so proud to call him my friend.”