The statement from his office said Dingell, 88, was admitted
to George Washington University Hospital as a precaution, and is
"resting comfortably." It did not elaborate.
Dingell, a Democrat who was first elected a representative in
1955, earlier this year announced he would not seek re-election
in November. He had surgery earlier this year to correct an
abnormal heart rhythm, and was hospitalized in September for
His wife, Debbie Dingell, was elected to replace him, continuing
an unbroken line of Dingells holding the seat that started when
his father, John Dingell Sr., began serving in 1933.
Dingell had fallen on Tuesday, causing him to miss a tribute led
by his colleagues on the House of Representatives floor. He had
to watch the tribute from the doctor's office.
"Turns out these old Polish bones of mine are stronger than ever
& I didn't break anything," he tweeted on Tuesday.
(Reporting by Mary Wisniewski; Editing by Doina Chiacu)
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