Kaptur Statement Following Passing of Congressman John Dingell

February 7, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) released the following statement in response to the passing of Congressman John Dingell:


“Congressman and gentleman John Dingell, giant of a human being, enduring patriot, beloved friend and colleague, legendary lawmaker, and proud Dean of the U.S. House of Representatives, has risen from us to fly with the eagles,” said Rep. Kaptur.


“The citizens of Ohio join me in expressing deepest condolences to his loving, devoted spouse Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, his family, friends, colleagues, and his constituents whom he represented so honorably and fought for so fiercely.”


“His enduring legacy lives on across our nation, in every family that receives Medicare coverage, in every national wildlife refuge and fishing grounds, in our thriving automotive industry, in cleaner water and cleaner air, and in the example he set for exemplary service in the United States Congress as its longest serving Member in history. What a rare privilege it has been to have known and served with this great public servant.”