Former Vice President Al Gore's Statement on the Passing of John Dingell

“John Dingell was a true American hero. His leadership led to seminal legislation in many areas of our national life that changed our country for the better forever, including the Civil Rights Act and Endangered Species Act. He never failed to speak his mind and stand up for what he believed in, and he often used his unforgettable wit. I am fortunate to have served with John. He was a mentor and a very close friend. He will certainly be greatly missed.”