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Loretta Lynch nomination for attorney general moves forward, for now

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Loretta Lynch as attorney general on Thursday, in a vote of 12 to 8. Republicans Orrin Hatch (UT), Jeff Flake (AZ) and Lindsey Graham (SC) joined all Democrats in advancing the nomination. Show More Summary

Senate Holds Hearing on Tax Reform, Growth and Efficiency

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing yesterday on Tax Reform, Growth and Efficiency: Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Ron Wyden (D-OR) Michael Boskin (Stanford) John Diamond (Rice) Laura Tyson (UC-Berkeley) Jane Gravelle (Congressional Research Service) In connection with the hearing, the Joint Committee on Taxation released Economic Growth And Tax Policy...

Orrin Hatch: What I said in 2010 about Obamacare wasn't what I mean to say now

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has really been twisting himself in knots over the King v. Burwell challenge to Obamacare. He's been arguing with himself for weeks over this, since a Wall Street Journal op-ed he wrote in 2010 was resurrected. Show More Summary

Orrin Hatch’s grotesque lie: Shockingly bad-faith arguments of a key Obamacare foe

To kill Obamacare, here's the new rhetorical -- and ethical -- low the GOP is grasping for

GOP Senator Insists Case For Obamacare Lawsuit Is 'Clear,' Then Shows Why It Isn't

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on Monday tried to argue that something he wrote in 2010 does not undercut the premise of the anti-Obamacare lawsuit that the Supreme Court will hear next week. It was not a particularly convincing effort. Yes, we’re back to talking about King v. Show More Summary

Sad. Telling. Lyin' Clown.

With the future of health care coverage on the line for millions of Americans with the new Obamacare Supreme Court case, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) struggles to get into line with what everyone knows is a preposterous position on how subsidies...Show More Summary

'No Excuse For Twisting My Words'

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) having to do a little soft shoe shuffle around his previous remarks on Obamacare subsidies which now run counter to the challengers' position in King v. Burwell.

Sen. Orrin Hatch Proposes Changes to Obtaining Data Stored Abroad

The Justice Department, Microsoft, and Ireland are still locked in a showdown over which country's laws control the fairly common modern situation of a company's data being physically stored abroad. Ars Technica reports that Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) plans to reintroduce the Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Abroad Act,......

Orrin Hatch is about to lie: Rebutting his upcoming SCOTUS defense, using his own words

Orrin Hatch helpfully lets us know in advance when he plans to lie through his teeth about Obamacare subsidies

Senate Holds Hearing Today On Lessons From The 1986 Tax Reform

The Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing today on Getting to Yes on Tax Reform: What Lessons Can Congress Learn from the Tax Reform Act of 1986?: Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Ron Wyden (D-OR) Bob Packwood (Former Chair, Senate Finance Cmmittee) Bill Bradley (Former Member, Ways & Means Committee) Press and...

Will Republican healthcare 'alternative' provide cover for the Supreme Court?

Sen Orrin Hatch (R-UT): The Republican face of health insurance reform. This past week, the House of Representatives voted for the 56th time to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Not because they have any hope it will pass the Senate—much...Show More Summary

A Replacement, A Vision, and Promises

An Obamacare replacement?  Senate Finance Committee chair Orrin Hatch, House Energy and Commerce chair Fred Upton, and GOP Senator Richard Burr have released their health reform plan, called the Patient CARE Act. The proposal, similar...Show More Summary

Why real-life pols love ‘Parks and Recreation,’ and a ‘music project’ by Sens. Orrin Hatch and Cory Booker

In next week’s episode of NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” look for cameos by a bipartisan slate of real-life lawmakers, as the show’s protagonist Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler, returns to Washington. The impressive guest-star lineup for the Feb. Show More Summary

Republicans Propose Alternative to Obamacare

Three Republican Congressmen—Senator Orrin Hatch, chair of the Finance Committee; Representative Fred Upton, chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee; and Senator Richard Burr, member of the Finance and Health committees—have proposed an alternative to the Affordable Care Act. Show More Summary

Republican chairmen offer warmed-over alternative to Obamacare

Republican Sens. Orrin Hatch, Richard Burr and Rep. Fred Upton have released the outlines of what might be a Republican plan to replace Obamacare, except that it doesn't really replace Obamacare so much as send us back to pre-Obamacare days. Show More Summary

The GOP’s Orrin Hatch problem

The GOP’s Orrin Hatch problem by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2015 Did the 2014 midterms really happen? Less than three months after a red tide rolled over the country, the Senate Republican Rollover Caucus is back to its default position in Washington, D.C.: Hands up, bow down. Last week, senior GOP supplicant Sen. Orrin […]

Hatch previews Republican 'blame Obama' strategy if Supreme Court rules against Obamacare

Remember how Sen. Orrin Hatch is part of a Republican working group of senators supposedly coming up with some kind of Obamacare replacement plan? Here's how seriously he's taking that role. On Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell testified at a Senate hearing, and had this exchange with Hatch. Ms. Show More Summary

Senator Orrin Hatch Grills Health Secretary For Believing What Senator Orrin Hatch Said In 2010

Will the real Orrin Hatch please stand up? The post Senator Orrin Hatch Grills Health Secretary For Believing What Senator Orrin Hatch Said In 2010 appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Moops Did Not Invade Spain, Orrin Hatch Edition

Orrin Hatch argued in a Wall Street Journal op-ed in 2010 that the ACA’s requirement that states set up exchanges “is not a condition for receiving federal funds.” Ian Millhiser explains the significance of this: Nevertheless, Hatch does make an important claim about the law in his WSJ op-ed. A state’s choice to set up […]

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