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Dingell Hospitalized in Detroit

Dingell is on the mend at a Washington hospital. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Dingell is on the mend at a Washington hospital. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The longest serving member in the history of the House has been hospitalized in Detroit, but he’s expected to make a full recovery.  

The office of Rep. John D. Dingell, D-Mich., said Monday the 88-year old congressman and dean of the House experienced abdominal pain.  

“Today, Congressman John D. Dingell (D-MI12) was admitted to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit with abdominal pain. Dingell is doing well, is receiving an IV treatment of antibiotics, and remains in good spirits. Doctors expect him to be released in a few days, and Dingell expects to be in Washington for Congressional session next week,” Dingell’s office said in a statement.  

Dingell announced in February that he would retire at the conclusion of his current term. He has represented Michigan in the House since 1955, when he succeeded his father. His wife, Debbie Dingell, is running for the seat this fall .  

   

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