WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democratic Whip Katherine Clark (MA-5) released the following statement on Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-8) announcing that he will retire from the House at the end of the term:
“A lifelong Michigander, Congressman Dan Kildee has served with distinction and vision throughout his decade in the House — delivering for working people, leading with altruism, and proving an invaluable member of the House Democratic Caucus.
“As a member of the Ways & Means and Budget Committees, he has been an unremitting champion for legislation to lower costs, create jobs, and grow the economy. During the Flint water crisis, he brought Democrats and Republicans together, securing $100 million to replace lead pipes and expand residents’ access to health care. His commitment to protecting the Great Lakes, ensuring access to clean water for all, and advancing environmental justice will have a lasting impact on his community and our country.
“I am incredibly grateful for Dan’s service, friendship, and collaborative leadership. House Democrats will miss him deeply, and we wish him and his family all the best.”