This week's 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps marks an erosion of the program's bipartisan consensus. Five years ago, Senators Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) passed the widely bipartisan Serve America Act, authorizing AmeriCorps' expansion to 250,000 volunteers. Show More Summary
Faced with a draconian decision by the United States Supreme Court in late April which all but eliminated meaningful restitution for child pornography victims, U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) spearheaded a comprehensive legislative fix (S. Show More Summary
Sen. Orrin Hatch, the top Republican on Senate Finance, has left the door open to a short-term fix on corporate inversions in a letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) denounced Senate Democrats for introducing a bill Wednesday to overturn the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. The legislation would alter the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, cited by the Supreme Court in its ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby, which passed both Houses of Congress and was signed by President Bill Clinton. Show More Summary
William Galston writes in the Wall Street Journal about a Republican senator’s plans to force a confrontation on government disability benefits. Though Mr. Galston doesn’t seem to see it this way, it sounds as if Sen. Orrin Hatch plans to hold benefits for disabled Americans hostage in order to force Social Security cuts on everyone. Sen. Show More Summary
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is calling for religious exemptions to be included in the executive order President Obama is expected to issue that will protect LGBT employees of federal contractors from discrimination. The Washington Blade reports: “While the specifics of...
St George News In a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday, Finance Committee ranking member Orrin Hatch highlighted taxpayer-funded unions at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Internal Revenue Service.
All photos by Greg Gibson. Asian Republican Coalition co-chairmen Tom Britt and John Ying are joined at their launch event by US Senator Orrin Hatch (right). On a sunny afternoon in early May, a number of Republican insiders, lobbyists,...Show More Summary
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) admitted Wednesday that same-sex marriage will soon be legal across the United States, even if it's something that he vehemently opposes. In an interview with KSL NewsRadio yesterday, he said that "sooner or later" gay marriage will be approved on a large scale by the Supreme Court. Show More Summary
During an appearance on Salt Lake City's Doug Wright Show, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said gay marriage was "going to be the law of the land," and that anybody who thought otherwise was deceiving himself. A district judge recently invalidated Utah's prohibition on gay marriage.
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) was interviewed on KSL' Radio's Doug Wright Show today and said that it's certain the United States will adopt marriage equality, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Said Hatch: "Let’s face it, anybody who does not believe...
Orrin Hatch thinks is would be "disastrous" if the Senate Judiciary Committee followed Orrin Hatch's lead. The post Senator Orrin Hatch Slams Democrats For Wanting To Do What Senator Orrin Hatch Did In 2003 appeared first on ThinkProgress.
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. […]
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 [...]
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...
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 [...]
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
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
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 […]
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