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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 ?

Bill Requires Fingerprinting at 30 Airports

Foreigners leaving the country through 30 of the busiest U.S. airports must undergo fingerprinting under an amendment senators added to a sweeping immigration bill Monday. The proposal was drafted by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), who has yet to announce whether he will support the bill. Show More Summary

Top Dem Demands Detailed Answers on IRS Scandal

On Monday, Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) sent a letter to the IRS requesting detailed information about the origins of the IRS scandal. Baucus' committee will convene a hearing on Tuesday, to being the Senate's examination of the IRS targeting of tea party and conservative organizations. Show More Summary

"To solicit funds from health-care executives to help pay for the implementation of the President’s $2.6 trillion health spending law is absurd."

Said Senator Orrin G. Hatch. "I will be seeking more information from the Administration about these actions to help better understand whether there are conflicts of interest and if it violated federal law.” Over the past three months,...Show More Summary

Supercut of the Day: Politicians Making Awkward Rap References

2 years agoOdd : The Daily What

The Huffington Post brings this painfully awkward supercut of politicians talking about "rap music" and a few even reciting the lyrics. Some of the highlights include Utah Senator Orrin Hatch reading the lyrics from "Hits From the Bong"...Show More Summary

Senator Orrin Hatch Defends DOMA, Thinks Civil Unions Will Keep Everybody Happy

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Senator Orrin Hatch believes civil unions will solve the country's inequality issues while saving the word "marriage" for heterosexuals, the Salt Lake Tribune reports: The senator made the comment Wednesday at the end of a wide-ranging interview on Logan station...

Senator Hatch's Plan To Give Hollywood The Key Seat At The Table For All Future Trade Negotiations

2 years agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We recently wrote about Senator Orrin Hatch's plans to create a special new ambassador-level role within the USTR for someone focused solely on pushing copyright and patent maximalism around the globe. Hatch actually claimed that intellectual property issues don't get enough attention in international trade negotiations. Show More Summary

Manufacturers Agree—the HIT Tax Has to Go

We were pleased to read a bi-partisan op-ed by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Congressman Jim Matheson (D-UT), who haveRead the Rest...

Senator Fido Wants To Create Official Ambassador For Hollywood's Interests

2 years agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Senator Orrin Hatch has taken a back seat on various "intellectual property" issues in the past few years, as some other Senators have stepped up. But, for years, he was Hollywood's "go to" Senator for bad legislation. One of the running...Show More Summary

Gun Legislation Getting Holstered on Capitol Hill

Gun legislation getting holstered on Capitol Hill (via AFP) Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP/FileSenate Judiciary Committee members (L-R) US Senators Orrin Hatch, ranking member Chuck Grassley, Chairman Patrick Leahy, Dianne Feinstein and Charles Schumer on Capitol Hill, January 30, 2013. The committee considered four pieces of gun control legislation on March…  

Orrin Hatch, Top Republican on Finance Committee, Backs Lew Nomination

Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, the ranking member of the Finance Committee, will support the nomination of Jack Lew, President Obama’s pick to lead the Treasury Department. “I believe the president is owed a fair amount of deference in...Show More Summary

Hatch: 'I Don't Think There's Any Question' Obama Would Like to Repeal Second Amendment

Utah Republican senator Orrin Hatch said he believes President Obama would repeal the Second Amendment if he could. “I don’t think there’s any question about it. Most liberal Democrats would,” Hatch told Laura Ingraham on her radio show...Show More Summary

Immigration reform bills start to drop

As President Obama unveils his comprehensive immigration reform bill in Las Vegas, Nevada, the real work begins in the Senate. Senators Marco Rubio and Orrin Hatch will drop the Immigration Innovation Act of 2013, with an ambition of attracting and retaining highly skilled workers born elsewhere. Show More Summary

Sen. Hatch Wants Lew’s Plan on Deficit Reduction

Sen. Orrin Hatch, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, is expected to press Jacob Lew to offer more details of the administration's plan to reduce the deficit.

Bob Bork Remembered in the Senate

From Orrin Hatch: Bob was a true lion of the law who reinvigorated our belief that principles must be more important than politics, and reminded us that the rule of law is different than the rule of judges. He was a most brilliant attorney who shaped the way we think about the Constitution, the role of judges, and the meaning of liberty. Show More Summary

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