U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement regarding the death of Clayton Yeutter, former Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Trade Representative, and RNC chairman.

“Whether it was in Lincoln, Washington, or halfway around the world, Clayton was a Nebraska statesman through and through. His humility, integrity, and dedication to public service made our state proud. Melissa and I are saddened by this loss and keep his family in our prayers.”