Hagerty and Cardin to Introduce Senate Resolution Honoring Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

July 9, 2022

Senators offer condolences to the people of Japan after shocking assassination of the former leader

WASHINGTON—United States Senators Bill Hagerty (R-TN) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), ranking member and chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Operations, announced Friday that they would introduce a Senate resolution honoring Shinzo Abe, the former Prime Minister of Japan, who was assassinated at a political rally earlier in the day. In April of this year, Cardin and Hagerty traveled to Japan and were honored to meet with the former Prime Minister to further strengthen the strong alliance between the U.S. and Japan, as well as discuss key issues facing our two countries. 

To be introduced when the Senate next convenes, the resolution highlights how “the United States lost a great friend and ally with the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose leadership laid a lasting foundation for the United States and Japan to partner for decades to come in promoting freedom, prosperity, and security around the world and opposing authoritarianism and tyranny.”

The full text of the resolution can be found here: