Today Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) along with Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chris Coons (R-DE), Jeff FlakeRead the Rest...
With the change in majority control of the Senate, the longest-serving Republican, Orrin Hatch (Utah), becomes president pro tempore, the third in the line of succession to the presidency. In an e-mail previewing his plans Hatch’s office advises: “The role of the President Pro Tempore can be broken down into three categories: (1) Presiding over […]
In a few weeks, veteran Utah Republican Orrin Hatch will become chair of the Senate Finance Committee. Soon after, the panel may begin tackling tax reform. While there is good reason to be skeptical about how far a tax code rewrite will...Show More Summary
The tax reform 2014 train has another passenger, this one boarding at the U.S. Senate's tax-writing station. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has released an in-depth analysis by the Senate Finance Committee Republican staff entitled "Comprehensive...Show More Summary
Two of the most powerful leaders in technology and politics got together in the nation's capital earlier this week, as Apple chief Tim Cook met with incoming Senate President pro tempore Orrin Hatch -- a major Silicon Valley supporter --?on Tuesday.
Tim Cook made a visit to Washington D.C. this week to discuss the U.S. technology policy with one of the most tech-focused Senators on Capitol Hill. The Apple CEO met with Senator Orrin Hatch from Utah on Tuesday, reports The … Read more ›
Apple CEO Tim Cook met with at least one U.S. senator to discuss technology policy during a trip to Washington, D.C. this week, reports The Hill. According to the report, Cook sat down with Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, chairman of the Senate...Show More Summary
Sanctimonious Orrin Hatch wants you to know he is above petty politics. Sen. Chuck Grassley, incoming chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is giving us a preview of what's to come for the next two years of a non-functioning Senate. Last week, Sen. Show More Summary
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 [...]
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
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
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
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 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
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
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