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EEI Statement on the Passing of Former U.S. Rep. John D. Dingell

Washington, D.C. (February 8, 2019) –
Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn today issued the following statement in remembrance of former U.S. Rep. John D. Dingell (D-MI).

“For nearly six decades, John Dingell worked in Congress to shape public policies to move the electric power industry and our nation forward. I know from personal experience how dedicated and passionate Congressman Dingell was about energy and how he long fought to improve the energy and environmental policies of our country.

“Congressman Dingell also worked to promote labor-management cooperation, and his legacy is embodied in the John D. Dingell Award, which is presented each year by EEI and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers to recognize his spirit of collaboration.

“Congressman Dingell will be remembered for his unmatched commitment to public service, his wealth of experience, and the wisdom he brought to his work. I will remember him for his terrific leadership and his friendship, and for working tirelessly to develop consensus on both sides of the aisle and to enact policies to benefit customers.

“There’s a saying that people mellow with age. This never applied to John Dingell. He never stopped fighting for Michigan’s families and workers, and he never stopped fighting for innovative solutions to our nation’s energy and environmental issues.

“On behalf of EEI and our member companies, I extend my deepest condolences to John’s wife, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, and to his entire family.”

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