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Chairwoman Velázquez on Passing of Congressman Jim Hagedorn

Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has released the following statement on the passing of Congressman Jim Hagedorn:

       “I am deeply saddened to hear that Congressman Hagedorn, a valued member of the Small Business Committee for many years, has lost his hard fought battle to cancer.

       "Though we sat on different sides of the aisle, I respected Congressman Hagedorn’s commitment to serving America’s small businesses and was glad to work with him on several bipartisan priorities.

       “My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, staff, and all who knew him. May he rest in peace.”


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