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Agreed to Senate (09/06/2011)

1st Session
S. RES. 257

Relative to the death of the Honorable Mark O. Hatfield, former United States Senator for the State of Oregon.


September 6, 2011

Mr. Wyden (for himself, Mr. Merkley, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Reid, Mr. Akaka, Mr. Alexander, Ms. Ayotte, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. Baucus, Mr. Begich, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Bingaman, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Boozman, Mrs. Boxer, Mr. Brown of Massachusetts, Mr. Brown of Ohio, Mr. Burr, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Carper, Mr. Casey, Mr. Chambliss, Mr. Coats, Mr. Coburn, Mr. Cochran, Ms. Collins, Mr. Conrad, Mr. Coons, Mr. Corker, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Crapo, Mr. DeMint, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Enzi, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Franken, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Graham, Mr. Grassley, Mrs. Hagan, Mr. Harkin, Mr. Hatch, Mr. Heller, Mr. Hoeven, Mrs. Hutchison, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Inouye, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Johanns, Mr. Johnson of Wisconsin, Mr. Johnson of South Dakota, Mr. Kerry, Mr. Kirk, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Kohl, Mr. Kyl, Ms. Landrieu, Mr. Lautenberg, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Lee, Mr. Levin, Mr. Lieberman, Mr. Lugar, Mr. Manchin, Mr. McCain, Mrs. McCaskill, Mr. Menendez, Ms. Mikulski, Mr. Moran, Ms. Murkowski, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Nelson of Nebraska, Mr. Nelson of Florida, Mr. Paul, Mr. Portman, Mr. Pryor, Mr. Reed, Mr. Risch, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Rockefeller, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Sessions, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. Shelby, Ms. Snowe, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Tester, Mr. Thune, Mr. Toomey, Mr. Udall of Colorado, Mr. Udall of New Mexico, Mr. Vitter, Mr. Warner, Mr. Webb, Mr. Whitehouse, and Mr. Wicker) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to


Relative to the death of the Honorable Mark O. Hatfield, former United States Senator for the State of Oregon.

    Whereas from 1967 to 1997 Mark Hatfield represented the people of Oregon with distinction for 30 years in the Senate, and was the longest-serving Senator in the history of Oregon;

    Whereas Mark Hatfield served in the United States Navy during World War II with the rank of Lieutenant, took part in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa as a landing craft officer, and was one of the first people from the United States to see the effects of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima;

    Whereas Mark Hatfield served in the Oregon House of Representatives, in the Oregon Senate, and as Oregon Secretary of State;

    Whereas in 1958, Mark Hatfield was elected as the 29th Governor of the State of Oregon, and served 2 terms as Governor and helped diversify the State’s economy;

    Whereas while serving in the United States Senate, Mark Hatfield co-authored legislation to bring United States troops home from Vietnam and to end nuclear weapons testing;

    Whereas Mark Hatfield authored legislation to protect a number of Oregon’s natural treasures including Oregon Dunes, Opal Creek, Bull Run, and the Mark Hatfield Wilderness Area in the Columbia Gorge;

    Whereas Mark Hatfield served as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations in the 97th through 99th Congresses and in the 104th Congress;

    Whereas Mark Hatfield was a champion of civil rights who devoted himself to promoting a peaceful resolution to international conflict and the elimination of the threat of nuclear weapons; and

    Whereas the hallmarks of Mark Hatfield's public service were bipartisanship, civility, and working for the common good: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That—

(1) the Senate has heard with profound sorrow and deep regret the announcement of the death of the Honorable Mark Hatfield, former member of the Senate;

(2) the Secretary of the Senate communicate this resolution to the House of Representatives and transmit an enrolled copy of this resolution to the family of the deceased; and

(3) when the Senate adjourns today, the Senate stands adjourned as a further mark of respect to the memory of the Honorable Mark Hatfield.

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