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Congress Might Actually Pass A Permanent 9/11 Bill

WASHINGTON -- The path to Congress passing a permanent 9/11 health and compensation bill got a little clearer Thursday. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) pledged to pass something before the end of the year. And Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah),...Show More Summary

Senator: White House May Nee to Renegotiate Pacific Trade Deal

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Orrin Hatch, a Republican whose support will be crucial, said negotiators might have to go back to the table.

Sen. Orrin Hatch Complains About Church/State Separation During Senate Speech

Yesterday, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) delivered a lengthy speech about religious liberty in which he spoke out against what he called the "fundamentally flawed foundation" of church/state separation:

Children's Health Insurance Program Ain't Broke

In 1997, 1 in 7 children (or over 14 percent) were living without health insurance coverage in the United States. In response to this crisis, Senators Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) worked together on legislation to expand health coverage to our nation's 10 million uninsured children. Show More Summary

Questions, Subsidies, Deductions, and Profits

The Senate Finance Committee has some questions for Volkswagen. Chairman Orrin Hatch and Ranking Member Ron Wyden sent the German automaker a letter yesterday. They asked about the “defeat devices” VW used to help its diesel passenger  cars meet IRS requirements for the advanced lean-burn technology motor vehicle credit. Show More Summary

Senate Launches Volkswagen Tax Fraud Probe

Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) sent a letter Tuesday to Volkswagen asking whether the automaker defrauded the IRS in obtaining federal tax credits despite the installation of “defeat devices” in diesel passenger cars. Accounting Today Forbes Fortune Roll Call

Senators Probe Whether VW Misled IRS On More Than $50 Million In Tax Credits

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and ranking member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) want to know if Volkswagen lied to the federal government in order to secure tax credits for vehicles that did not actually meet...Show More Summary

Pacific Rim Trade Pact Gets Skeptical Greeting in U.S. Congress

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

"I am afraid this deal appears to fall woefully short," said Republican Senator Orrin Hatch.

Top US Republican Trade Supporter Says TPP Deal Falls ‘Woefully Short’

US Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said that the TPP trade deal "is an achievement...only if it works for the American people" and can meet the "high-standard objective laid out in bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority....

Protecting Privacy in the Age of Globalization

Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Chairman of the Senate Republican High-Tech Task Force, is atypical in championing legislation--the Law Enforcement Access of Stored Data Abroad (LEADS) Act--that optimizes privacy protection consistent with proven law enforcement needs in a globalized digital age. Show More Summary

Congressional Hearing On IRS Authority To License Tax Preparers Is Postponed

The hearing originally announced by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) to mark up an original bipartisan bill to curb identity theft and tax refund fraud on today, Wednesday, September 16, has been postponed.

Disturbing Video Of Sarah Palin Adoring Donald Trump

In addition, Gov. Palin will be interviewing senior U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch. So it was only natural that he would be asked about it. During an interview at the Republican front-runner’s glass-enclosed cocoon on Fifth Avenue this week, John Heilemann and Mark Halperin of Bloomberg Politics tried to get Trump to get specific. “Sometimes they’re

Walker unveils health-care speech, new message

After much hype from his campaign, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker unveiled his health-care plan, which — like many of plans out there (including ones like those put out by Sen. Marco Rubio, Rep. Tom Price and Sen. Orrin Hatch) — proposes repealing Obamacare, going to a system of tax credits for those without employer-provided insurance, allowing insurance […]

Here’s the Senate Report on the IRS’s Out-of-Control Culture

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, released this report last week. Here are the highlights from the report, which report can be found here. During the years 2010 to 2013, IRS management failed to provide effective control, guidance and direction over the processing of applications for tax-exempt status. Top IRS […]

IRS is Rife with “Personal Politics” and “Gross Mismanagement”

The Washington Examiner with the latest: The Senate Finance Committee issued the report Wednesday and it included bipartisan criticism and a conclusion by panel Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, that “personal politics…influenced how the IRS conducted its business. The agency has been under fire since May 2013, when an inspector general’s report found that an IRS […]

Empowering individual workers rather than union bosses

By Rick Berman, The Washington Times This week, Sen Orrin Hatch, Utah Republican, and Rep. Tom Price, Georgia Republican, introduced a new proposal to rebalance the rights and the law regarding employees and union bosses. The Employee...Show More Summary

Civility's Place is in the Senate and the House

The weather is getting a bit warm in Washington as July rumbles into August, and tempers in the Capitol are heating up as well. In a rare Sunday session of the United States Senate, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), who also serves as president...Show More Summary

Renewable Tax Extenders Package Set To Emerge From Finance Committee

Renewable energy is back on the docket for the Senate Finance Committee, and Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is likely to release the draft of his bill as early as this week. The Committee is considering a two-year extender for tax incentives for new wind, geothermal, biomass, landfill gas and ocean energy projects during a markup. read more

All talk and no action keeps highways a bumpy mess.

The House passes a five-month highway patch. But the Senate still wants two years and Finance Chair Orrin Hatch thinks he might be able to fund five. The House bill relies on $8 billion in cats-and-dogs changes in tax administration and budget gimmicks to fund the short-term extension through December. Show More Summary

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