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The late Congressman John Dingell 
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Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Michigan) opened up about the loss of her husband, former Rep. John Dingell, in a heartbreaking Facebook post on Thursday morning.

Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in us history who died Thursday at age 92, was a "highly respected man", Trump said Friday afternoon on Twitter.

In retirement, Dingell remained engaged on Twitter, where he was a prolific critic of President Donald Trump. She said in a statement that Dingell died peacefully at his home in Dearborn, Mich. "He was a fine gentleman who showed great respect for our country and her people".

Dingell's opinion article was similar to a letter penned by former Arizona Sen.

In McCain's letter, the late Arizona Republican appeared to repudiate Trump's politics one last time, saying, "We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe".

"All of these challenges were addressed by Congress". The work is certainly not finished.

Obama pointed to the Civil Rights Act, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act as specific contributions Dingell made to American society.

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Dingell dictated a tweet for his wife to write: "I want to thank you all for your incredibly kind words and prayers".

May God bless you all, and may God bless America.

But the two were of the same mind on most health issues, and together during the 1980s and early 1990s they expanded the Medicaid program, reshaped Medicare and modernized the FDA, NIH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They'll be lowered until sunset Saturday. His investigations also led to the resignation of Reagan's first environmental protection chief and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch's mother, Anne Gorsuch Burford.

United States embassies, legations, consular offices and other facilities overseas were also included as places that had to lower their flags to half-staff, as explained in the proclamation. The funeral is planned for 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Church of the Divine Child.

Visitation will be held in Dearborn on February 11 and a funeral mass held the next day at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dearborn. The public is invited to watch from the east lawn of the Capitol. The public is invited.

Although he helped author the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, which created the U.S.'s first corporate average fuel economy standards in the wake of the 1973 OPEC oil embargo, Dingell often clashed with his own party and environmentalists over raising the standards because he said it could hurt the USA economy.

West Michigan Congressman Bill Huizenga said in a written statement, "John Dingell was a fierce advocate for Michigan and a titan of the House who worked with a servant's heart".

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