Earlier today, former North Carolina Senator and past Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Co-Chair Kay Hagan passed away at the age of 66.
Serving in the United States Senate from 2009-2015, Hagan was assigned to a number of critically important Committees including the Senate Armed Services Committee; the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee; among others. During her time in the Senate, Hagan was known as a bipartisan dealmaker and as an individual who often crossed party lines to advance common sense legislation. In 2013, Hagan assumed the role of Co-Chair of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus where she further demonstrated her commitment to working in a bipartisan manner. In the sporting-conservation community, Hagan may be most well-known for her leadership of the 2014 Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, which was a comprehensive package that would have increased public access for hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting and also included a number of fish and wildlife conservation programs.
“The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation is saddened to hear about the passing of former Senator Kay Hagan. We are grateful for her leadership as the Co-Chair of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, a role in which she consistently demonstrated her bipartisan nature and commitment to America’s sportsmen and women,” said Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation President Jeff Crane. “We wish Senator Hagan’s family and friends all the best during their time of mourning.”
CSF President Jeff Crane pictured with Senator Hagan.
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