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Maj. Brent Taylor Bill Heads to President’s Desk

March 5, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) delivered his annual remarks to the Utah State Legislature. He informed the lawmakers of a significant step in the federal legislative process to rename a North Ogden, UT Veterans Affairs facility. The U.S. House of Representatives passed S.49, a bill to designate the outstation of the Department of Veterans Affairs in North Ogden, Utah, as the Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation. Bishop released the statement below following the House vote:

“Utah will be forever indebted to Major Brent Taylor and his beautiful family. While the naming of a building will never repay the debt we owe, it can stand as a reminder of the willingness of Major Taylor to give his life in defense of the freedoms that make America great.

“Veterans can count on this facility for a wide range of support. Each time someone visits this important facility, they will be reminded of the hero of North Ogden. Major Taylor lived a life a service and ultimately laid down his life for his friends, family, and country.”

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the bill in the Senate and issued this statement:

“In every aspect of his life, Major Taylor was a shining example of patriotism, sacrifice, and service. It is only right that we honor his extraordinary life and hope others are inspired by it. To that end, it is a fitting tribute to rename the Ogden veterans’ center as the “Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation.””

BACKGROUND: Brent Russell Taylor served as Mayor of North Ogden City and as a Major in the Utah Army National Guard. On Saturday, November 3rd, 2018, Major Taylor was killed in an attack in Afghanistan. Later that month, Rep. Bishop introduced legislation to honor the fallen soldier by renaming the North Ogden, UT Veterans Affairs facility. Major Taylor’s widow, Mrs. Jennie Taylor, joined Rep. Bishop as his guest at the 2019 State of the Union Address in Washington, DC.