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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 ?

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 agoHumor : 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

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