June 6, 2013 at 8:59 am

Jimmy Carter: John Dingell represents true leadership

President Jimmy Carter says John Dingell represents true leadership founded on unwavering beliefin the future of the United States. (Family photo)

John Dingell deserves recognition for a lifetime of distinguished public service to our nation. During my presidency, he supported securing environmental and conservation rights in Alaska and land management in other Western states.

He also was a strong voice for a fair and a balanced approach to our energy policy and was one of the leaders in Congress who helped shape the plan. John held those negotiations together on many occasions and over decades has remained a stalwart leader in the fight for our nation's energy security.

Rep. Dingell's career represents true leadership founded on unwavering beliefin the future of our country.Rosalynn and I extend our heartfelt congratulations to him on this special occasion.