At a physician's roundtable years ago, I asked Senator Orrin Hatch why I couldn't punch out of Social Security, happy to leave all that I had paid "into the system" on the table. Why couldn't anyone, I asked, willing to leave behind all they had paid in, be allowed to walk away from these entitlements, as long as they were willing to forgo a future claim to these "benefits?"
Senators Max Baucus and Orrin Hatch are not happy with the IRS. The two senators, who are the Senate finance committee chairman and ranking member respectively, sent a letter back in May to the IRS that contained 41 questions regarding the Inspector general report that outlined how the IRS had targeted tea party groups. Show More Summary
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch asked their fellow Senators to submit proposals for reforming America's tax laws by July 26. The Senate is exploring taking a "blank-slate" approach to revising...Show More Summary
In seeking specifics from their Senate colleagues on ways to reform the tax code, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and the committee's Ranking minority party member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) promised confidentiality....Show More Summary
Discussing Eric Holder’s proposed challenge to Texas’s recent change to voting laws, Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah reveals some unclarity on the nature of despotism. “The court has already ruled — and he’s trying to reinstitute the Voting Rights Act in Texas,” the Utah Republican tells Newsmax. “If I were a Texan, I’d be so…
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) are planning to take secretive backroom deal making to a new extreme to get a big tax reform package. From The Hill:
Senator Orrin Hatch (R., Utah), the ranking member on the Senate Finance Committee, is calling on labor unions to join his effort to "provide relief" from Obamacare to all Americans.Hatch extended the invitation in a letter to the heads...Show More Summary
Senator Orrin Hatch said on Sunday that he is "counting on the House" to pass comprehensive immigration reform. The Utah senator acknowledged that the Senate bill "isn't perfect," but denied reports that the Republican-controlled House is unlikely to move forward with the legislation. Show More Summary
Senator Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) defended the filibuster this evening in remarks to the press, and he decried a threat by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) to invoke the so-called nuclear option of changing the Senate rulesShow More Summary
Don't look now, but the Senate is sort of rewriting the entire tax code. Max Baucus and Orrin Hatch are trying an ambitious "blank slate" approach to the code, throwing out every tax provision and putting the onus on their supporters to justify their continued existence—and they have just...
"How many of you would feel comfortable dropping off your kids in a school that encouraged faculty cross-dressing? At least three Senate Republicans would. Today, those leaders -- Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), and Lisa...Show More Summary
Orrin Hatch voted for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. No, really. A Senate committee approved the Employment Non-Discrimination Act Wednesday morning. And get this: The vote was bipartisan, with Republicans Orrin Hatch of Utah,...Show More Summary
By Jacob Combs Orrin Hatch (R-UT), who recently said of ENDA, "My tendency is to vote for the bill." Update (11:15 a.m. Eastern): The HELP committee has voted 15-7 to advance ENDA to the Senate floor. Republican Sens. Kirk, Hatch and Murkowski all voted in favor of the bill. Original story (11:00 a.m. Eastern): The Senate [...]
The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee has voted 15-7 to advance the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Republican Senators Mark Kirk (IL), Lisa Murkowski (AK), and Orrin Hatch (UT) joined all Democrats on the committee in moving the bill...
By Jacob Combs Orrin Hatch (R-UT), who recently said of ENDA, "My tendency is to vote for the bill." The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee is scheduled to vote today on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would make it illegal to base hiring or firing decisions on an individuals’ sexual orientation [...]
Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, will outline a plan Tuesday to ease financial strains on state and local governments by revamping public-pension rules.
No one quite knows what exactly Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) mean when they say they will rely upon a “blank slate” as the starting point for tax reform discussions. But done carefully and with political artistry, taking advantage of their unique power, Baucus and Hatch could [...]
Daniel J. Mitchell I’m a big proponent of tax reform, so at first I was very excited to learn that Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) were launching an effort to clean up the tax code. But on closer inspection, I don’t think this will lead to a simple and fair system like the flat tax. Show More Summary
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch propose that Congress adopt a "blank slate" approach to reforming America's tax laws. "In order to make sure that we end up with a simpler, more efficient and...Show More Summary
Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the chairman and senior Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, tried to jump-start the drive towards tax reform today with what they call a blank slate rewrite plan. Trouble is, it is not exactly a plan. And it isn’t quite a blank slate. Their idea is to get senators [...]