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Washington, D.C. – House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the passing of Representative Jim Hagedorn (MN-1):

“Congressman Jim Hagedorn was a patriot who will be remembered for his strong Christian faith, his deep passion for serving others, and his joyful spirit. Jim came from a family with a long history of farming and was the son of a member of Congress. In Congress, starting as a congressional staffer and then becoming a member, Jim focused on supporting and strengthening the agriculture community that is the foundation for his Southern Minnesota community. Jim lived and breathed the spirit of determined optimism that is embedded in the American way of life all the way till the end. Even while battling cancer, Jim never stopped working to better the lives of his constituents and his fellow Americans. He always put others ahead of himself.  

“As a colleague and a friend, I’ve been honored to serve with Jim for two terms. The entire Republican Conference is lifting up his wife Jennifer and the entire Hagedorn family in prayer to send them strength as they mourn the loss of a beloved husband, brother, and son. May God bless them during this difficult time.”