Klobuchar Statement on the Death of John Dingell

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar released the following statement on the passing of former Congressman John Dingell:

“Today, with the passing of John Dingell, America lost a great champion of the people and a lion of modern day American politics. A veteran of WWII and the longest serving Member of Congress in our nation’s history, Dingell dedicated his life to improving the lives of others. During his 60 years in Congress Dingell fought for, crafted or shaped, numerous laws that we take for granted now, including Medicare, the Civil Rights Act and key environmental laws like the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Endangered Species Act. 

“I am proud to have had the opportunity to have served in Congress with John, and proud to have worked with him to pass key pieces of legislation like the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. 

“Tonight my thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, to his family, and to all of the people who knew and loved John.