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What Writeoffs Might Die in Senate's Tax Code Overhaul

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...

Tony Perkins Slams ENDA Backers

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"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

Senate committee approves ENDA with bipartisan vote

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

Updated: ENDA advances to Senate floor in HELP committee vote

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 [...]

Senate Panel Advances ENDA in 15-7 Bipartisan Vote

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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...

ENDA to receive Senate HELP committee vote today

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 [...]

Sen. Hatch Pushes Pension Overhaul

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.

The Baucus-Hatch “Blank Slate” Approach to Tax Reform Could Be Revolutionary

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 [...]

The Baucus-Hatch “Blank Slate” Approach to Tax Reform Isn't Blank

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

"Blank-Slate" Tax Reform Proposed by Baucus, Hatch

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

Can The Baucus-Hatch ‘Blank Slate’ Plan Jump-Start Tax Reform?

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 [...]

Can The Baucus-Hatch Blank Slate Plan Jump Start Tax Reform?

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 [...]

Hatch a 'Yes' on Immigration

In a column for the Salt Lake Tribune, Utah senator Orrin Hatch will vote the pass the Gang of Eight's immigration bill, despite expressing reservations about the bill earlier in the process. Hatch voted to move the legislation forward...Show More Summary

Hatch: No Guarantee Future Congresses Will Fund Immigration Bill

Orrin Hatch (R-UT), one of fifteen Republicans who voted to end debate on the Senate's immigration bill on Monday, told Breitbart News before the vote that the bill cannot guarantee the bill's $40 billion border security mandates would be funded by future Congresses. Show More Summary

GOP Senator: Future Congresses Could Sink Border Security, Green Cards

Immigration bill supporters Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) told Breitbart News on Monday that future Congresses may not appropriate funds for the $40 billion worth of security mandates in the legislation. The bill,...Show More Summary

Hatch Hopes to ‘Support’ Gang’s Bill

Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah has been in the upper chamber since 1977. Along the way, he has seen a few immigration bills pass, and more than a few fail. This time around, he’s optimistic about the Gang of Eight’s bill, and after weeks of deliberations, he’s leaning toward backing it. Show More Summary

Orrin Hatch: Please Disregard Anything I Might Have Told Utah Voters During an Election Year

You ’ ve got to hand it to Orrin Hatch. Having been in the Senate since 1977, he knows how the game is played. Here he is in a debate last year when he was fighting for his political life against conservative challenger Dan Liljenquist: Well, I don’t disagree with some of the things that Dan’s saying here. Show More Summary

Hatch says he'll vote immigration overhaul out of committee

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, long considered a swing vote on immigration in the Senate Judiciary Committee, just said that he will vote the bill out of committee. He added that he could still oppose the legislation on the Senate floor if further changes are not made. His support …

Hatch Accuses IRS Official of ‘Lie of Omission’

Senator Orrin Hatch charged outgoing IRS commissioner Steven Miller with having left out information about the agency’s targeting of conservative groups in letters he wrote to the Senate. Miller knew of the IRS’s inappropriate targeting...Show More Summary

Breakthrough on immigration reform?

The Hill reports: “Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) struck a deal Tuesday on visas for high-skilled workers, a major breakthrough for the Senate immigration reform bill.” The importance of the deal can’t be overestimated: “Now Democrats have … Continue reading ?

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