Funeral, memorial planned for longtime US Rep. John Dingell

Funeral, memorial planned for longtime US Rep. John Dingell

President Donald Trump ordered American flags to be flown at half-staff out of respect for former Representative John Dingell, who passed away on Thursday.

On behalf of himself and his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama, he sent his sympathies to the Dingell family and everyone whose life was made better by Dingell's service.

The late Rep. John Dingell, who died Thursday at age 92, dictated one last opinion piece to his wife the day he died in which he expressed his pride in helping fix some of America's problems during his 59 years in Congress. They hold power - in trust for the people who elected them.

The Michigan Democrat was a lion in the House for decades and a longtime committee chairman.

Dingell had 252,000 followers on Twitter, which was an outlet for the outspoken Democrat's wry takes and quick wit.

Dingell revealed her husband spoke with former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton in his final 24 hours.

Dingell represented parts of southeast MI for nearly 60 years before retiring in 2014 as the longest-serving member of Congress in US history.

The historian for the House of Representatives noted that Dingell served with 2,427 members of the House, or 22 percent of the House's total membership, 11 presidents, and 11 speakers of the House.

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She concluded her Twitter thread by adding that she "passed a Grammy's bus with my face on it" while typing out the tweets. Even though she may not be on the best terms with Ehrlich right now, she still expressed gratitude for her nominations.

The longest-serving congressman in USA history passed away Thursday night.

In 1982, his second year as chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, he demanded documents from the EPA regarding its Superfund toxic-waste cleanup fund. Burford, following instructions from Reagan, refused to comply and became the highest executive-branch official charged with contempt of Congress. Months later, she resigned.

"In our modern political age, the presidential bully pulpit seems dedicated to sowing division and denigrating, often in the most irrelevant and infantile personal terms, the political opposition", Dingell wrote, calling for respectful discourse even on crucial policy issues. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) called Dingell her "true friend", writing in a statement that the congressman was "not merely a witness to history". "And he's a great tweeter as well".

Dingell's interest in revisiting California's waiver authority over auto emissions under the Clean Air Act annoyed Pelosi, who backed a challenge by Waxman to bypass the more senior Dingell when the new Congress convened in 2009.

Dingell served in the House for almost 60 years. "You're not done with me just yet".

"I was fighting for autoworkers long before I met Deborah", the congressman said in 2010, according to the Washington Post. You think Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is good at Twitter?

Along with his wife, Dingell is survived by two daughters, two sons, one of whom served 15 years in the Michigan Legislature, and several grandchildren. "But it has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?"

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