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Washington, D.C.--Senator Orrin Hatch, the President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate, issued the following statement on the passing of former President George H.W. Bush

“President George H.W. Bush was among the greatest heroes of the American Century. The breadth and depth of his service are without parallel. Before rising to the highest office in the land, he was a decorated Navy Pilot, a Congressman from the State of Texas, an Ambassador to the United Nations, a CIA Director, and of course, the Vice President of the United States. He was the man who pulled back the Iron Curtain, shining the warm sunlight of freedom where freedom had grown cold. His influence—in global affairs, in American domestic policy, and in our hearts—cannot be overstated. Today, we mourn the passing of one of the finest gentlemen I ever knew. May God bless the Bush family, and may our 41st President rest in peace with his beloved Barbara.”