February 08, 2019

Van Hollen Statement on the Passing of John Dingell

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) issued the following statement regarding the passing of former U.S. Congressman John Dingell:

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of my friend and former colleague John Dingell, ‘the Dean of the House.’ John's long record of service to our nation speaks for itself -- he fought fiercely for civil rights, clean air and water, and his dream of universal health care, and had a wit and determination that couldn't be matched. John was one of our country's greatest advocates on health care issues, and I was proud to serve alongside him the day the Affordable Care Act vote passed in the House with the same gavel he used when he presided over the vote to pass Medicare in 1965. Debbie and his loved ones are in our thoughts during this difficult time."