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Washington, DC—Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the senior Republican and President Pro Tempore of the US Senate, released the following statement on the passing of Congressman Jim Hansen:

“With Congressman Jim Hansen’s passing, Utah has lost a true statesman. Whether it was in the Navy, in the state legislature, or in the halls of Congress, Jim served with honor and distinction, always putting principle before party and others before self. Utah would not be what it is today without Congressman Jim Hansen. I’m grateful to have known such a remarkable man and even more grateful to have called him a friend.”  

Senator Hatch shown with Jim Hansen at the ceremony renaming the Ogden federal building after Hansen on Feb. 21, 2006. Hatch spoke at the event and lauded Hansen for his years of service on behalf of the Beehive State.