Statement from House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel on the retirement of Congressman John Dingell

Monday, February 24, 2014

“I am extremely grateful for Congressman John Dingell’s tireless work to represent Michigan in the U.S. House of Representatives for nearly 60 years. Rep. Dingell helped guide Michigan and our nation through the expansion of civil rights, several conflicts and crises around the globe and many economic challenges and recoveries. Both Michigan and the rest of the nation are better off thanks to his leadership.

“While I am sad that he has decided to not run again, I am confident that another talented Michigan leader will take the baton and continue Dingell’s legacy of guiding Michigan to a brighter future. I wish Congress’ longest-serving member and his family all of the best in coming years.”