Dingell Released From Hospital

Posted November 26, 2008 at 6:32pm

Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) was released Wednesday afternoon from Bethesda Naval Hospital, where his office said he was being treated for complications resulting from a recent knee surgery.

Dingell was rushed to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after experiencing what his spokesman called “discomfort.”

“Congressman John D. Dingell will be released from Bethesda Naval Hospital this afternoon after being treated for post surgical complications from his total knee replacement in late October,” said Dingell Chief of Staff Michael Robbins. “The Congressman will be enjoying the holiday tomorrow with his friends and family and will be back to work Friday to continue his work with the Michigan Delegation to provide the domestic auto makers with a financial relief package to save millions of American jobs.”

It’s been a rough few weeks for Dingell, who recently watched the top three automobile executives from Michigan leave the Capitol empty handed after pleading for bailout loans for their fledging companies. And he lost the Energy and Commerce Committee gavel to Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) last week.