Senator Brater’s statement is as follows:
Today Congressman John D. Dingell makes history becoming the longest-serving member in history of the United States House of Representatives. For over 53 years, serving since 1955 under 11 Presidents, Congressman John Dingell has been at the center of public policymaking in the United State of America. He has diligently served the people of his district, his state, and his country.
The people of the 15th District, in particular, have been extremely well served by this hardworking and talented member of Congress. We are very grateful for all of his hard work and his effort and his always going the extra mile to serve his constituents.
Congressman Dingell has been, and is, a true statesman, keeping the future of our state and our nation at the heart of his legislative efforts. He has remained committed throughout his tenure to protecting consumers, holding government accountable for its actions, and fighting for health care for all American citizens. He has spent years working to preserve Michigan’s natural resources, while at the same time fighting for our economy and our manufacturing industry.
For his many years of service to both our state and our country, I’d like to thank Congressman Dingell and congratulate him on his many achievements