Former US Congressman John Dingell dies at 92 Office of US Rep.
It was revealed Wednesday that Dingell was in hospice care, and his wife tweeted that she missed the State of the Union to be with him.
The Dearborn Democrat had been battling prostate cancer that metastasized. He became the longest-serving member of Congress on June 7, 2013, when he surpassed the former record holder, the late West Virginia Sen. He retired in 2015.
In retirement, Dingell remained engaged on Twitter, where he was a prolific critic of President Donald Trump.
"He could be a fearsome adversary or a faithful champion, and public television was fortunate to have Chairman Dingell as a stalwart friend from the inception of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, which he helped write", Butler said.
Dingell tweeted from his Twitter account on Wednesday: 'The Lovely Deborah is insisting I rest and stay off here, but after long negotiations we've worked out a deal where she'll keep up with Twitter for me as I dictate the messages.
Patrick Butler, president and CEO of America's Public Television Stations, said in a statement that Dingell "set a standard of public service that will be hard to match".
Dingell and his health subcommittee chairman, California Democrat Henry Waxman, fought endlessly over energy and environmental issues. "There are few major legislative triumphs since 1955 that John didn't have a key hand in passing". Dingell is said to have felled the animal with a pistol as it charged him during a hunting trip in Soviet Georgia. When asked to describe the scope of his panel's authority, Dingell was known to point to a NASA photo of Earth, taken from space. And he was fiercely protective of his committee's territory.
His peers in MI and beyond remembered Dingell following the announcement of his death. Sen. He helped broker a compromise that set the standards at 35 miles per gallon, a 40 percent increase, by 2020.
Dubbed "Big John" for his imposing 6-foot-3 frame and sometimes intimidating manner, former Rep. John Dingell bolstered that reputation with the head of a 500-pound wild boar that greeted visitors to his Washington office. They met on a flight between Detroit and Washington.
He had said his single most important vote in Congress was for the sweeping 1964 Civil Rights Act, which among other provisions forbade discrimination in employment based on race and sex.
Dingell served in the House of Representatives for 59 years and 22 days, from 1955 to 2015.
Dingell was succeeded in Congress by his wife, Debbie Dingell, after he announced in February 2014 that he would not seek a 30th full term.
"He had a long tradition of introducing legislation on the first day of each new Congress to guarantee health care for every single American".
"Because of his father's legacy and his own leadership, in 1965, he gaveled Medicare into law", Pelosi said in a statement on Thursday night.
"He taught me how to shoot a rifle", former Ohio Rep. Dennis Eckhart told The Associated Press in 2009. Deaver was convicted of perjury and received a suspended three-year prison term and a $100,000 fine.
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In 1993, Dingell's committee became the battleground for Bill Clinton's bid to create a national health-care system. She said in a statement that Dingell died peacefully at his home in Dearborn, Mich. "It was simply not possible to do".
Obama, a Democrat, lauded Dingell for his steady, determined efforts over a long career to bring change.
Dingell, who died Thursday at age 92, didn't mention Trump by name in the article.