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Must Everything Old Be New Again?

Wyden’s extenders bill is set for a vote tomorrow. Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden  and senior Republican  Orrin Hatch introduced the EXPIRE Act (“Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency Act”) yesterday. The committee will consider it on Thursday. The measure would kill a few of the expired tax subsidies but restore most through 2015. […]

An analysis of the Republican alternative to Obamacare

The Republicans have an alternative to Obamacare and they may have given the Democrats a big political gift. The proposal was unveiled by Republican Senators Richard Burr, (NC), Tom Coburn (OK), and Orrin Hatch (UT). The Republican plan targets many of the most unpopular parts of the Affordable Care Act such as expensive mandated benefits and the [...]

GOP Senator Admits His Obamacare Alternative Would Burden The Elderly

Orrin Hatch acknowledges that the Republican plan might require some vulnerable Americans to pay more for their health care. The post GOP Senator Admits His Obamacare Alternative Would Burden The Elderly appeared first on ThinkProgr...

The Proposed Republican Replacement For ObamaCare Is A Big Tax Hike

Yesterday, three Republican Senators — Tom Coburn (Okla.), Richard Burr (N.C.), and Orrin Hatch (Utah) – put forward a plan to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. They call it the Patient CARE Act, and my colleague Avik Roy says it is “the most credible plan yet” offered by the [...]

There's A New Republican Health Care Proposal And It's Actually Not That Bad

On the eve of President Obama's fifth State of the Union, three Republicans senators - Sens. Tom Coburn (Okla.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) - have unveiled a new health reform plan to replace Obamacare. This is the...Show More Summary

Congress Introduce Bi-Partisan Bill To Abdicate Its Own Role And Screw Over American Public All At Once

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We knew this was happening sooner or later, but Senate Finance chair Max Baucus, along with ranking member Orrin Hatch have introduced the "fast track authority" bill in the Senate. Over in the House, the same basic bill has been introduced by Rep. Show More Summary

Now Is The Time To Revise The Second Amendment

As the casualties from America’s long love affair with guns continue to mount to levels unparalleled in other developed countries, the idea of vastly overhauling the Second Amendment seldom comes up. In 1982, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) was commissioned to do a history of the Second Amendment in Strom Thurmond’s Senate Judiciary Committee. This is when the lost […]

Senate Votes 59-36 to Confirm John Koskinen as IRS Commissioner

The Senate this morning voted 59-36 to confirm John Koskinen as Commissioner of the IRS. GOP Sens. Richard Burr (North Carolina), Susan Collins (Maine), Bob Corker (Tennessee), Orrin Hatch (Utah), and Rob Portman (Ohio) voted with Democrats. Bloomberg The Hill New York Times Politico Wall Street Journal Washington Post

Why Workers Deserve the Employee Rights Act, Part 1: Secret Ballot Elections

In November, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Representative Tom Price (R-Ga.) introduced the Employee Rights Act, a bill that strengthens federal labor law to protect workers from union coercion and enhance worker choice when deciding on whether or not to join a union.

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The top story tonight: The budget deal appears to be on the fast track for passage through the Senate, with six Republicans now promising support (remember, the filibuster is still around for legislation). Orrin Hatch offers an interesting reason why: “Hatch, ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, said he is acting out of a […]

Six GOP Senators Back Ryan-Murray Budget, Ensuring Senate Passage

The budget deal that House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) cut with Senate Budget Committee chairwoman Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) is set to clear the Senate, The New York Times reports. “Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Republican...Show More Summary

Hatch backs budget deal: 'Sometimes the answer has to be yes'

You can add another Republican senator who is supporting the Ryan-Murray budget deal: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT). Hatch said in a statement: “This agreement isn’t everything I’d hoped it would be, and it isn’t what I would have written. But sometimes the answ …

Senate Holds Hearing on John Koskinen's Nomination to be IRS Commissioner

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing today on John Koskinen, President Obama's nominee to be Commissioner of the IRS. Testimony of John Koskinen Statement of Chair Max Baucus Statement of Ranking Member Orrin Hatch Accounting Today Bloomberg Reuters USA Today Wall Street Journal Washington Post Washington Times

A workers’ rights bill that almost everyone likes — except Big Labor

The Washington Examiner Sen. Orrin Hatch has been defending employee rights since he was first elected in 1976. As a freshman senator, the Utah Republican helped lead the filibuster that defeated the Labor Law Reform Act, which would have effectively eliminated secret ballot elections.

Only 5 Obamacare Enrollees in Washington, D.C.

A grand total of five people have completed enrollment in Obamacare thus far in Washington, D.C., according to information compiled by Republican senators Chuck Grassley (Iowa) and Orrin Hatch (Utah).Since the health-care exchanges launched...Show More Summary

Only Five Obamacare Enrollees in Washington, D.C.

A grand total of five people have completed enrollment in Obamacare thus far in Washington, D.C., according to information compiled by Republican senators Chuck Grassley (Iowa) and Orrin Hatch (Utah).Since the health-care exchanges launched...Show More Summary

Hatch Blames Shutdown, 'Couple of Senators,' for Cuccinelli's Loss

Senator Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) laid the blame for Ken Cuccinelli's narrow loss in Virginia's gubernatorial election on his colleagues who led the effort that resulted in the government shutdown."Cuccinelli would have won if a couple of senators hadn't shut down the government," Hatched told Fox News on Thursday morning. Show More Summary

ENDA moves forward in Senate, 61-30

As expected, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act cleared its first procedural vote in the Senate early Monday evening. The vote was 61 to 30, with Republican Sens. Susan Collins, Mark Kirk, Orrin Hatch, Dean Heller, Kelly Ayotte, Rob Portman and Pat Toomey voting in favor. Show More Summary

GOP Establishment Signals Primary Fight Against Tea Party Favorite Mike Lee

On Tuesday, 79-year old Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), now serving his seventh term in the Senate, signaled that he and other members of the Republican establishment are likely to encourage a primary challenge to first term Senator Mike Lee (R-UT). Show More Summary

GOP Senators Shrug Off Debt-Limit Date

Republicans appear to be increasingly dismissive of the October 17 deadline the White House has set for when the federal debt limit must be raised to avoid an economic disaster. Even relative moderates such as Senators Orrin Hatch (R.,...Show More Summary

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