Sens. Lee, Hatch Introduce Bill Renaming VA Outstation After Major Brent Taylor

November 29, 2018

WASHINGTON - Today, Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced a Senate resolution renaming the North Ogden Department of Veteran’s Affairs outstation the Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation. A companion bill was introduced on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) and was cosponsored by Reps. Chris Stewart (R-UT), John Curtis (R-UT) and Mia Love (R-UT). The bill would rename the outstation after Major Brent Taylor, who made the ultimate sacrifice on November 3rd, 2018 while deployed to Afghanistan. Prior to that deployment, he served as Mayor of North Ogden, where the outstation is located.

“Major Brent Taylor’s life may be best defined by the word ‘service.’” Sen. Lee said. “When he said ‘service is what leadership is all about,’ he knew that from personal experience, and he exemplified that motto in all aspects of his life. Bestowing his name on an outpost that aids his fellow servicemen and women in the town that he loved and served is a poignant way to honor his legacy of service, leadership, and Christ-like love. I am honored to join with my fellow Utah delegation members to bring this bill to the floor.”

“Brent Taylor was a hero, a patriot, a loving father, and a dear friend,” Sen. Hatch said. “News of his death in Afghanistan was devastating to all Utahns. Renaming this facility after Brent is a fitting tribute to his leadership, courage, and integrity. I hope it will also show Jennie and the Taylor family how much we honor their sacrifice.”