SENATE RESOLUTION 390--HONORING THE LIFE, ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AND LEGACY OF SENATOR KAY HAGAN; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 172
(Senate - October 30, 2019)

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 SENATE RESOLUTION 390--HONORING THE LIFE, ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AND LEGACY 
                          OF SENATOR KAY HAGAN

  Mr. BURR (for himself, Mr. Tillis, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Schumer, Mr. 
Alexander, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. Bennet, Mrs. Blackburn,

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Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Booker, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Braun, Mr. 
Brown, Ms. Cantwell, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Carper, Mr. Casey, 
Mr. Cassidy, Ms. Collins, Mr. Coons, Mr. Cornyn, Ms. Cortez Masto, Mr. 
Cotton, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Cruz, Mr. Daines, Ms. Duckworth, Mr. 
Durbin, Mr. Enzi, Ms. Ernst, Mrs. Feinstein, Mrs. Fischer, Mr. Gardner, 
Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Graham, Mr. Grassley, Ms. Harris, Ms. Hassan, Mr. 
Hawley, Mr. Heinrich, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Hoeven, Mrs. Hyde-Smith, Mr. 
Inhofe, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. Kaine, Mr. Kennedy, 
Mr. King, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Lee, Mr. Manchin, 
Mr. Markey, Ms. McSally, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Moran, Ms. 
Murkowski, Mr. Murphy, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Paul, Mr. Perdue, Mr. Peters, 
Mr. Portman, Mr. Reed, Mr. Risch, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Romney, Ms. Rosen, 
Mr. Rounds, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Sasse, Mr. Schatz, Mr. Scott of 
Florida, Mr. Scott of South Carolina, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. Shelby, Ms. 
Sinema, Ms. Smith, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Tester, Mr. Thune, 
Mr. Toomey, Mr. Udall, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Warner, Ms. Warren, Mr. 
Whitehouse, Mr. Wicker, Mr. Wyden, and Mr. Young) submitted the 
following resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 390

       Whereas the passing of Kay Hagan on October 28, 2019, was a 
     tremendous loss to her family, including her husband, Chip, 
     and their children Jeanette, Tilden, and Carrie, as well as a 
     deep loss for the State of North Carolina;
       Whereas Kay Hagan was born in Shelby, North Carolina, in 
     1953, to Joe Ruthven and Jeannette Charles Ruthven;
       Whereas Kay Hagan began working in Federal politics in the 
     1970s, interning in the United States Senate;
       Whereas Kay Hagan graduated from--
       (1) Florida State University in 1975; and
       (2) Wake Forest University School of Law in 1978;
       Whereas, in 1977, Kay Hagan married her husband, Chip 
     Hagan, whom she met at Wake Forest University School of Law, 
     and they made their home in Greensboro, North Carolina;
       Whereas Kay Hagan rose to the position of vice president at 
     the North Carolina National Bank, now known as Bank of 
     America;
       Whereas Kay Hagan worked on the campaign of North Carolina 
     Governor James B. Hunt in 1992 and 1996;
       Whereas Kay Hagan won election to the North Carolina 
     General Assembly as a State senator representing Greensboro 
     in 1998, and served in that position for 10 years;
       Whereas Kay Hagan won election to the United States Senate 
     in 2008, becoming the first female Democrat to win election 
     to the Senate from North Carolina;
       Whereas, as a Member of the Senate, Kay Hagan worked 
     tirelessly on--
       (1) the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate;
       (2) the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 
     of the Senate;
       (3) the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship of 
     the Senate; and
       (4) the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of 
     the Senate;
       Whereas Kay Hagan chaired--
       (1) the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities 
     of the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate; and
       (2) the Subcommittee on Children and Families of the 
     Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the 
     Senate;
       Whereas Kay Hagan worked on behalf of North Carolina 
     members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families and 
     supported a strong national defense;
       Whereas Kay Hagan advocated for the farmers of North 
     Carolina on issues important to the livelihood of those 
     farmers;
       Whereas Kay Hagan worked to ensure that the people of North 
     Carolina and the people of the United States had access to, 
     and opportunities for, hunting, fishing, and recreational 
     shooting;
       Whereas, after leaving the Senate, Kay Hagan went on to 
     work at the Harvard Institute of Politics;
       Whereas Kay Hagan will be remembered for--
       (1) her tireless work on behalf of the people of North 
     Carolina;
       (2) her passion for her work; and
       (3) her love of her State and her family; and
       Whereas Kay Hagan is survived by her husband, Chip, and 
     their children, Jeanette Hagan, Tilden Hagan, and Carrie 
     Hagan Stewart: 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 Kay 
     Hagan, former member of the United States Senate;
       (2) the Secretary of the Senate communicate this resolution 
     to the House of Representatives and transmit an enrolled copy 
     thereof to the family of the Honorable Kay Hagan; and
       (3) when the Senate adjourns today, it stand adjourned as a 
     further mark of respect to the memory of the Honorable Kay 
     Hagan.

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