Hagerty Statement on the passing of former Tennessee Senator Bill Brock

March 25, 2021

WASHINGTON—United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) today released the following statement on the passing of former Tennessee Senator and Congressman as well as Secretary of Labor, Trade Representative, and Republican National Committee Chairman Bill Brock:

“Chrissy and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Bill Brock, someone who represented the people of Tennessee in the U.S. House and Senate for more than a decade before going on to serve in the Reagan Administration as Trade Representative and Labor Secretary. A navy veteran, Bill was a Tennessean first and foremost who had a deep love for Chattanooga where he was born. Tennessee has a rich history of sending transformative leaders to represent them in Washington—many of whom went on to serve in congressional leadership, a cabinet post, or in higher office—and Bill is certainly a part of that amazing legacy. Bill loved his country, and fought for her during his entire career in public service. My family and I extend our thoughts and prayers to Bill’s loved ones, and ask that God bring them comfort and peace during this difficult time.”