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Today in America’s Vibrant Confederacy

Mitch McConnell is an unreconstructed Confederate shitbird: Lynch has public support from five Senate Republicans: Orrin Hatch of Utah, Jeff Flake of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Susan Collins of Maine and Mark Kirk of Illinois. With support from all Senate Democrats, that would give Lynch 51 votes, enough to be confirmed. But her [Read more...]

The IRS Scandal, Day 705

Letter From Orrin Hatch (Chair, Senate Finance Committee) to John Koskinen (Commissioner, IRS) (Apr. 13, 2015): At a recent Senate Finance Committee hearing, I noted the long, historic relationship of the Internal Revenue Service and the Senate Finance Committee. The challenges of the IRS in the coming years will be...

Lindsey Graham: We'll Pick Up GOP Votes To Confirm Loretta Lynch

WASHINGTON -- It's going to be a squeaker of a vote for U.S. attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, whenever the Senate finally votes to confirm her. There are only four GOP senators publicly supporting Lynch: Orrin Hatch (Utah), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.) and Susan Collins (Maine). Show More Summary

House, Senate GOP Tax Leaders Urge President Obama to Work With Congress on Tax Reform, Rather Than Take Unilateral Executive Action

Following up on my previous post, President Obama Is 'Very Interested' in Raising Taxes Through 'Executive Action': House Ways & Means Committee Chair Paul Ryan and Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch yesterday sent this joint letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew "urging the Administration to tackle unfavorable provisions in...

Senate Holds Hearing Today on Building a Competitive U.S. International Tax System

The Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing today on Building a Competitive U.S. International Tax System (links to statements and testimony below): Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Statement Ron Wyden (D-OR), Statement Rosanne Altshuler (Professor of Economics and Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Rutgers University), Testimony Pamela F. Olson (U.S. Deputy...

Senator Says Utah Firing Squads May Be More Humane Than Lethal Injections

US Senator Orrin Hatch claims that the US state of Utah's decision to bring back executions by firing squads may be more merciful than the controversial use of lethal injections.

Senate Holds Hearing Today Protecting Taxpayers from Schemes and Scams During the 2015 Tax Filing Season

The Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing today on Protecting Taxpayers from Schemes and Scams During the 2015 Tax Filing Season (links to statements and testimony below): Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Statement Ron Wyden (D-OR), Statement Caroline Ciraolo (Acting Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice), Testimony Timothy Camus...

Charting a Course for Tax Reform: Might Feel Familiar, Won’t Be Easy

On the Hill: Taxpayer protection sought, tax reform input needed. The Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing today on protecting taxpayers from scams during the current tax filing season. Yesterday, panel Chairman Orrin Hatch and Ranking...Show More Summary

Senate Seeks Input on Bipartisan Tax Reform

Senate Finance Committee Press Release, Hatch, Wyden Launch New Effort to Seek Input on Bipartisan Tax Reform: Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) today announced a bipartisan effort to begin soliciting ideas from interested members of the public and stakeholders on how best to...

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Seeks More Details on Fed Leak Probe

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) has asked the Federal Reserve to release more information about its internal investigation of an alleged information leak in 2012.

Federal Reserve Under Fire For Secret Leak Investigation

11 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) sent scathing letters to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and the central bank's top independent investigator on Wednesday, demanding information about a secret investigation...Show More Summary

Credits, Collections and Refunds

The Department of Homeland Security didn’t shut down, but… fallout remains over the President Obama’s executive orders on immigration and their effect on low-income tax breaks. Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch wants the Administration to say how many immigrants protected from deportation would receive Social Security numbers. Show More Summary

Senate Holds Hearing Today on Tax Complexity, Compliance, and Administration: The Merits of Simplification in Tax Reform

The Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing today on Tax Complexity, Compliance, and Administration: The Merits of Simplification in Tax Reform (links to statements and testimony below): Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Statement Ron Wyden (D-OR), Statement Carol Markman (CPA & Tax Director, EP Caine & Associates), Testimony Mihir Desai (Professor, Harvard...

How About a Real Debate on Trade?

Utah Senator Republican Orrin Hatch just announced that fast track trade legislation won't be introduced until April. Thanks to the objections of Senator Ron Wyden, the effort to fast track fast track has been put on hold. Fast track...Show More Summary

Save the Music

Representative Doug Collins has introduced a bill with Senator Orrin Hatch to “to apply free market principles to music licensing and ensure songwriters are fairly compensated for their work.” The “Songwriter Equity Act of 2015” would...Show More Summary

The IRS Scandal, Day 665

Letter From Orrin G. Hatch (Chair, Senate Finance Committee) & Paul Ryan (Chair, House Ways & Means Committee) to John Koskinen (Commissioner, IRS) (Mar. 4, 2015): As Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Finance and House Committee on Ways and Means, we have the obligation to conduct oversight of the...

Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks before Congress, by Benjamin Netanyahu

Thank you. (APPLAUSE) Thank you… (APPLAUSE) … Speaker of the House John Boehner, President Pro Tem Senator Orrin Hatch, Senator Minority — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Show More Summary

Senate Holds Hearing Today on Fairness in Taxation

The Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing today on Fairness in Taxation (links to statements and testimony below): Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Statement Ron Wyden (D-OR), Statement Lawrence Lindsey (Lindsey Group), Growth, Fairness, and Economic Well Being Deroy Murdock (Fox News), Testimony Heather Boushey (Washington Center for Equitable Growth), Taxation and...

Sen. Orrin Hatch on Sen. Ted Cruz: 'Tough crap, buddy'

11 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Sen. Orrin Hatch does not seem to be aboard the MarcoTedRand bandwagon. Q: You have three Senate colleagues running for president — Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz. Would all three be outstanding presidents who you’d be delighted to be your party’s nominee? That's either the softest softball question ever lobbed at Sen. Show More Summary

When is an Obamacare replacement plan not a plan? When it comes from Republicans

11 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Nope. Orrin Hatch still doesn't have a plan. Three Republican senators, Lamar Alexander (TN), John Barrasso (WY) and Orrin Hatch (UT) kick off this week in which the Supreme Court will decide whether to strip health insurance subsidies...Show More Summary

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