WUOMFM

Congressman John Dingell is in the hospital

Sep 8, 2014

Michigan Congressman John Dingell is in the hospital. 

Rep. John Dingell, D-Michigan, announced in February that he plans to retire after his current term.
Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

Dingell was admitted to Henry Ford Hospital after complaining of abdominal pain.

A spokesman says the 88-year-old congressman is receiving intravenous antibiotics and is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days.  Dingell is the longest-serving member of Congress in American history. He was first elected in 1955. He announced earlier this year he plans to retire after his current term.