Read more: In Washington, a bipartisan group of mourners is expected to gather Thursday for a second service, where former President Bill Clinton, a Democrat, former Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio and U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat, are expected to speak at a funeral mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
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Joe Biden, other dignitaries attending funeral of John Dingell, longest-serving congressman
Dingell's widow, Rep. Debbie Dingell, serves in his former House seat.
A military plane carrying members of Congress to Rep. John Dingells funeral was turned back because of bad weather _ so they held an impromptu service at 30,000 feet to honor the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history.
Dingell spent 59 years representing Michigan in the U.S. House of Representatives before retiring in 2015.
Missouri Rep. Billy Long tweeted that the delegation held an impromptu service at 30,000 feet for Dingell, led by Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan.
"We had a brief little service on the plane, impromptu," said Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich.
Lawmakers miss the funeral of former Rep. John Dingell after two planes full of House members forced to turn back because of bad weather
This is so sad —> The military planes carrying members of Congress from Washington, DC to Detroit for John Dingell’s funeral have had to turn around because of bad weather in Detroit, according to two congressional sources.
Planes transporting lawmakers to former John Dingell’s funeral in Detroit had to turn around due to bad weather in Michigan. Mbrs coming back to DC
Pelosi among the members who weren’t able to go to John Dingell funeral bc planes carrying lawmakers had to turn around because of the weather
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A funeral for Dingell, who died Feb. 7 at age 92, was held at Church of the Divine Child in Dearborn, Mich.
"We had nearly 60 members going to the service for our colleague, Chairman John Dingell, but weather prevented us from landing and we had to accept the pilot's decision about that."
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DEARBORN, Mich. - Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke at length Tuesday during a eulogy for Rep. John Dingell.
It was revealed last week that Dingell was in hospice care, and his wife tweeted that she missed the State of the Union to be with him.
Mourners from across metro Detroit and the political spectrum gathered in Dearborn on Tuesday to pay their respects to former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress.
"The Lovely Deborah is insisting I rest and stay off here, but after long negotiations we've worked out a deal where she'll keep up with Twitter for me as I dictate the messages," Dingell tweeted at 5:41 p.m. Feb. 6.