Former Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) died peacefully in hospice care yesterday announced the congressional office of his wife, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D).
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) February 8, 2019
Dingell had served in the House of Representatives from 1955 to 2015, during 11 presidential administrations. (Mediaite)
Members of Congress promptly took to Twitter to salute their longtime colleague. Here is a sampling:
America has lost a beloved pillar of the Congress & one of the greatest legislators in our history. @JohnDingell’s entire life was lived in service to our country. His leadership played an important role in the passage of both #Medicare and the #ACA. https://t.co/1nt6YqB0oe
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) February 8, 2019
John Dingell was a towering figure in Congress. He was a master legislator, known for his tireless preparation, good humor and dedication to public service and oversight. I was lucky to call John Dingell my mentor, and even luckier to call him my friend. He’ll be forever missed. pic.twitter.com/MjrgcQPD67
— Rep. Diana DeGette (@RepDianaDeGette) February 8, 2019
I am saddened to hear of the passing of former Congressman John Dingell. He leaves behind an incredible legacy of selfless public service. My thoughts are with @RepDebDingell and her family during this difficult time.
— Rep. Adam Smith (@RepAdamSmith) February 8, 2019
Sending my love to the Dingell family tonight. John was an incredible leader and statesman, and I was lucky to serve with him in the House. Prayers for peace and comfort during this time.
— Shelley Moore Capito (@SenCapito) February 8, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with my colleague @RepDebDingell tonight as she mourns the loss of her husband and former Representative @JohnDingell. Joe and I offer our sincerest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.
— Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (@RepDLesko) February 8, 2019