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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. […]

An analysis of the Republican alternative to Obamacare

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 [...]

GOP Senator Admits His Obamacare Alternative Would Burden The Elderly

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...

The Proposed Republican Replacement For ObamaCare Is A Big Tax Hike

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 [...]

Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement plan: Everybody pays more

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The Affordable Care Act is now the status quo. You need look no further than a new health insurance bill being developed by Sens. Tom Coburn (R-OK), Richard Burr (R-NC), and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) to see that. You also don't need to look further than its first title [pdf] to see that it's a purely political document. Show More Summary

There's A New Republican Health Care Proposal And It's Actually Not That Bad

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

Sen. Orrin Hatch hits Justice Department over IRS probe

A top Republican on Tuesday accused the Justice Department of rushing to judgment for reportedly deciding not to file criminal charges over the Internal Revenue Service’s controversial actions toward advocacy groups during the 2010 and 2012 election cycles. The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that the FBI does not plan to file criminal charges in connection […]

Congress Introduce Bi-Partisan Bill To Abdicate Its Own Role And Screw Over American Public All At Once

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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

Now Is The Time To Revise The Second Amendment

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 […]

Senate Votes 59-36 to Confirm John Koskinen as IRS Commissioner

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

Why Workers Deserve the Employee Rights Act, Part 1: Secret Ballot Elections

In November, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Representative Tom Price (R-Ga.) introduced the Employee Rights Act, a bill that strengthens federal labor law to protect workers from union coercion and enhance worker choice when deciding on whether or not to join a union.

Happy Hour Roundup

The top story tonight: The budget deal appears to be on the fast track for passage through the Senate, with six Republicans now promising support (remember, the filibuster is still around for legislation). Orrin Hatch offers an interesting reason why: “Hatch, ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, said he is acting out of a […]

Hatch backs budget deal: 'Sometimes the answer has to be yes'

You can add another Republican senator who is supporting the Ryan-Murray budget deal: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT). Hatch said in a statement: “This agreement isn’t everything I’d hoped it would be, and it isn’t what I would have written. But sometimes the answ …

Senate Holds Hearing on John Koskinen's Nomination to be IRS Commissioner

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing today on John Koskinen, President Obama's nominee to be Commissioner of the IRS. Testimony of John Koskinen Statement of Chair Max Baucus Statement of Ranking Member Orrin Hatch Accounting Today Bloomberg Reuters USA Today Wall Street Journal Washington Post Washington Times

A workers’ rights bill that almost everyone likes — except Big Labor

The Washington Examiner Sen. Orrin Hatch has been defending employee rights since he was first elected in 1976. As a freshman senator, the Utah Republican helped lead the filibuster that defeated the Labor Law Reform Act, which would have effectively eliminated secret ballot elections.

Only 5 Obamacare Enrollees in Washington, D.C.

A grand total of five people have completed enrollment in Obamacare thus far in Washington, D.C., according to information compiled by Republican senators Chuck Grassley (Iowa) and Orrin Hatch (Utah).Since the health-care exchanges launched...Show More Summary

Only Five Obamacare Enrollees in Washington, D.C.

A grand total of five people have completed enrollment in Obamacare thus far in Washington, D.C., according to information compiled by Republican senators Chuck Grassley (Iowa) and Orrin Hatch (Utah).Since the health-care exchanges launched...Show More Summary

Glenn Beck Goes Off on GOP, NSA, Calls Reid and Orrin Hatch ‘Two Spooky Mormons’

5 months agoNews : Mediaite

Glenn Beck and Harry Reid have practically nothing in common, except for one little detail: both men are Mormons. And it was with that in mind that Beck felt he could say without reservation that Reid and his Republican colleague Orrin Hatch are "two spooky Mormons" amidst a tirade against the GOP establishment and the NSA.

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