09.30.20

Senate Unanimously Passes Legislation to Name Piedmont Triad International ATC Tower After Late-Senator Kay Hagan

Today, the Senate unanimously passed legislation to honor the late Senator Kay Hagan by designating the air traffic control tower at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C., as the “Senator Kay Hagan Airport Traffic Control Tower.” 

Senators Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), who introduced this legislation earlier this month, applauded the Senate’s bipartisan support and passage.

“I’m pleased this bipartisan legislation honoring Kay Hagan’s legacy was passed by the Senate today,” said Senator Burr. “Kay was committed to bringing federal funding to her home airport, and her support during and after her time in public office was a large part of the project’s success. The Senator Kay Hagan Airport Traffic Control Tower will honor Kay’s tireless service to North Carolina. It is my hope the House will quickly consider this legislation.” 

“Kay Hagan was a dedicated and distinguished public servant for the people of North Carolina,” said Senator Tillis. “I am proud to work with my colleagues on a bipartisan basis to rename the airport traffic control tower at the Piedmont Triad International Airport as the Senator Kay Hagan Airport Traffic Control Tower to honor her legacy in her hometown of Greensboro.”

“My friend and former colleague Senator Kay Hagan was a humble public servant who served the people of North Carolina with integrity,” said Senator Warner. “During her time in the Senate, I was lucky to have worked closely with her on an ambitious set of amendments to boost innovation and lower health care prices. It’s an honor to see her legacy recognized and immortalized today with the passage of this legislation designating the air traffic control tower at Piedmont Triad International Airport in her honor.”

“When I think of my friend Kay Hagan, I will always think of joy,” said Senator Klobuchar. “No matter how hard things got in the Senate, her wonderful spirit would make it all seem better. You could always count on Kay to look out for people, whether it was restoring a program for active duty servicemembers, or her work to improve transportation infrastructure. This bill to name the Senator Kay Hagan Airport Traffic Control Tower will be a reminder of her legacy in her beloved state of North Carolina for generations to come.”