Bill Hagerty, U.S. Senator from Tennessee

Bill Hagerty

U.S. Senator from Tennessee

William Francis Hagerty IV was born in August 1959 in Gallatin, Tennessee. He earned an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and received his Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt Law School. He was an economic adviser and White House Fellow in the administration of President George H.W. Bush. He began a career in investment banking in Silicon Valley, later becoming co-founder of a private equity investment firm. 

Hagerty served four years as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development 

During President Trump’s administration, he served as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan. He was elected to the U.S. Senate, assuming office in January 2021. 

He is married to Christy Hagerty and they have four children. He is a Christian. 

In the News…

Senator Bill Hagerty and six other senators sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas asking for an explanation as to why his department did not issue proper documentation which resulted in more than 63,500 removal cases against illegal immigrants being dismissed in 2022. 

Senator Hagerty stated, “While illegal immigration and the resulting fentanyl overdose deaths and violent crime continue to skyrocket, the Biden administration must immediately stop its abdication of basic immigration enforcement. Too many lives and livelihoods hang in the balance.” 

The letter to Secretary Mayorkas asked, “What caused this substantial spike in incidences of DHS officials not filing an NTA after you took office and, consequently, tens of thousands of immigration cases against illegal aliens being dismissed because of DHS’s failure to file paperwork?”

The letter continued, “Importantly, even if a hearing is scheduled, jurisdiction with the [immigration] court does not vest until the NTA is filed with the court—meaning that if an NTA is not filed, the immigration court is forced to dismiss the case against the alien, as a result of which the alien remains in the United States illegally with no immigration proceeding pending. 

“Little information has been provided regarding why this mistake is occurring and how DHS will remedy it.” 

Secretary Mayorkas was requested to respond by December 23. 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Hagerty today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee
Russell Senate Office Building, Room 248
Washington, DC 20002


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