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Hatch: Let’s Not Rush To Confirm This Attorney General Nominee

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch says not so fast on Loretta Lynch. No one has been nominated and confirmed to be attorney general in a lame-duck session since before the Civil War. Since Mr. Holder has committed to serve until a successor is confirmed, there will be no break in Justice Department leadership and, therefore, no [...]

Stop the presses. Orrin Hatch is a filibuster flip-flopper.

The worst thing to ever happen to the Senate, said Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) was Majority Leader Harry Reid's decision to end the filibuster on nominations for everything but the Supreme Court last year. In fact, he expounded upon that...Show More Summary

Republican Claims About Judicial Nominations Combine Gross Inaccuracies With Banal Observations

Republicans regain control of the Senate and already the self-serving, revisionist history has begun. In a joint op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal, GOP Senator Orrin Hatch and former White House counsel under President George H. Show More Summary

Hatch Calls Reid's Leadership "Pathetic, Pitiful"

Not one prone to hyperbole, the most senior republican in the Senate, Utah's Orrin Hatch said of Harry Reid's leadership, it's "the most pathetic, pitiful way I've seen the Senate run in all my 38 years — and I've seen some pretty pathetic, pitiful times." Hatch made the comments during a phone interview with The Hill. Show More Summary

And the Winner Is… The GOP. Now What?

The GOP takes control of the Senate. It has secured a majority in the Senate but has far from working control in a chamber where 60 votes is needed to do almost anything. Utah’s Orrin Hatch will become the new chair of the Senate Finance Committee. Alabama’s Jeff Sessions is in line to head the […] The post And the Winner Is… The GOP. Now What? appeared first on TaxVox.

GOP Leaders Clamoring for More 'High-Tech Immigration' if Party Wins Senate

GOP leaders are clamoring behind the scenes to massively increase the number of guest-worker visas for high-tech companies if Republicans control Congress after the midterms. According to The Hill, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) recently said...Show More Summary

Hatch, Alexander Highlight GAO Report Confirming Need for Additional Oversight of Department of Labor Grants

United States Senate Committee on Finance U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee,...Show More Summary

The Post-Partisan Future of National Service

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

Congress Proposes to Fix Restitution for Child Pornography Victims

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

Hatch Says He’s Open to Short-Term Measure on Inversions

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.

Orrin Hatch: Democrat Bill to Overturn Hobby Lobby Decision 'Stupid Politics'

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

Disabled Americans: Pawns In A Larger Social Security Game?

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

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Wants ENDA Executive Order to Include Religious Exemptions

last yearLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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...

Hatch calls for ending taxpayer-funded unions at VA, IRS

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.

Republicans Try to Win Back Asian Americans, If White Bankers In Hong Kong Count

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

Republican senator: Same-sex marriage will soon be 'law of the land'

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

GOP Sen. Hatch: Gay Marriage Will Be ‘Law of the Land’

2 years agoNews : Mediaite

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): 'Gay Marriage is Going to Be the Law of the Land'

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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...

Senator Orrin Hatch Slams Democrats For Wanting To Do What Senator Orrin Hatch Did In 2003

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.

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. […]

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