News - February 8, 2019

INCOMPAS Statement on the Passing of Chairman John Dingell

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 8, 2019) – INCOMPAS CEO, Chip Pickering, released the following statement on the passing of Rep. John Dingell (D-MI).

“John Dingell was the Dean, a deal maker and a digital sensation whose legendary whit warmed American’s hearts on Twitter.

“It was an honor to serve with him on the Energy & Commerce Committee, having a front row seat to history, as “The Chairman” masterfully crafted bipartisan policies that have improved the lives of all Americans. Including the landmark Telecommunications Act of 1996, which gave rise to the digital revolution, and created new communication tools like Twitter where Mr. Dingell was able to continue his public influence after leaving Congress.

“Our thoughts are with his wife, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, and his entire family.”

INCOMPAS, the internet and competitive networks association, is the leading trade group advocating for competition policy across all networks. INCOMPAS represents Internet, streaming, communications and technology companies large and small, advocating for laws and policies that promote competition, innovation and economic development. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter: @INCOMPAS @ChipPickering