Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Rush Statement on the Passing of Congressman John Dingell

Feb 7, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement on the passing of Congressman John Dingell:

“John Dingell was a political force, legislative titan, and all around powerhouse.  He dedicated his life to this country and served our nation with dignity, integrity, and fortitude.  He was the definition of a great American leader.  Our nation is better today because of his fierce advocacy to protect our environment and improve and increase access to health care.  There will never be another public servant as influential as the Dean of the House.  As the longest-serving Member of Congress, his legislative legacy is unmatched and unparalleled and his passing will leave a deep void in this country.  My condolences to Rep. Debbie Dingell and their family, friends, and the residents of Michigan that he fought everyday in his illustrious career to proudly represent.”