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The Benefit of Free Trade Is Not Exports, It's Lower Prices on Things We Want

In the news this morning, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R–UT), author of the Trade Promotion Authority bill, makes the usual case for trade agreements and TPA: We need to get this bill passed. We need to pass it for the American workers who want good, high-paying jobs. Show More Summary

Why would the IRS be outsourcing tax audits to a private law firm?

Sen. Orrin Hatch wants to know why the Internal Revenue Service has hired Quinn Emanuel to assist in auditing Microsoft, with the power to compel sworn testimony [Sean Hackbarth, Institute for Legal Reform] For a sampling of the complications...Show More Summary

US Republicans Block Bill on Public Disclosure of Trade Deal Details

Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah has blocked legislation proposed by Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts that would require public disclosure of the text of trade deal legislation prior to assigning it "fast-track" status, The Hill reported.

Steady On toward Tax Reform

The Senate Finance Committee’s working groups on tax reform have narrowed their focus. Chair Orrin Hatch sounds like he’s given up on broad-based reform for now, but Tax Analysts reports (paywall) that the groups have focused on four areas where they still may make progress: Education, charity, and homeownership incentives, and tax administration. Show More Summary

Chief Senate Tax Writer Calls for IRS to Stop Use of “Hired Guns” in Taxpayer Exams

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) this afternoon sent a strongly worded letter to IRS Commission John Koskinen askingRead the Rest...

Orrin Hatch Refers To Asia As 'The Orient'

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) called Asia “the Orient” while speaking on the Senate floor late Tuesday -- an outdated term considered offensive to Asians. Hatch and fellow senators were discussing how to proceed after Senate Democrats torpedoed the fast-track trade bill, which he had championed. Show More Summary

What’s Behind Ron Wyden’s Bipartisanship

Mark Bloomfield: Amid Washington's gridlock, there are occasional moments of bipartisanship, such as when Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) joined with Orrin Hatch and Paul Ryan to introduce Trade Promotion Authority legislation.

Rand Paul and Ted Cruz draw eye rolls from fellow Republican senators

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) Question: Who do you even root for in a battle of ideas between Republican senators like John Cornyn and Orrin Hatch and Republican presidential candidates like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz? (The latter are also senators,...Show More Summary

A 'Path To Yes' On Trade, But Paul Ryan Blocks It

The "fast track" trade bill introduced last week by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has a number of problems. It sets aside Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution and essentially pre-approves the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) before the public and most of Congress even sees it. Show More Summary

GOP: Well of Course We Must Pass ObamaCare Subsidies!

To those worried by the prospect that the Supreme Court could rule against Obama in Halbig, I said in February: [B]e of good cheer. Winning or losing that case won’t matter, it now appears — because, as Orrin Hatch recently made clear, Republicans are going to cave immediately if we win the case: Hatch said […]

Ten Republicans vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general; Ted Cruz doesn't show

The Senate voted 56-43 Thursday, finally, to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general, with eight Republicans voting to confirm her. Five had already committed themselves to support her: Republicans Orrin Hatch (UT), Jeff Flake (AZ),...Show More Summary

Senate Committee Passes TPA Bill

The Senate Finance Committee yesterday passed Trade Promotion Authority legislation by a vote of 20-6. Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said the action “marks a pivotal moment for international trade policy and reflects years of...Show More Summary

Senators Don't Address Forced Labor Provision In Trade Bill

last monthNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- A new trade bill from Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is notable in part for what it doesn't do: close an exception that allows the U.S. to import some goods produced by forced or child labor. The Senate...Show More Summary

Sen. Orrin Hatch cribs from Obamacare, again, for his 'replacement' plan

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has already developed an Obamacare "replacement" plan that replaces the individual mandate with, well, a mandate. Now Hatch has another brilliant idea: replace the tax credits people get which subsidizes the purchase...Show More Summary

Bridging the Hatch-Wyden Divide Over Trade Promotion Authority

The eyes of the international trade community are fixed on Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), upon whom responsibility for crafting bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation has fallen. At last report, Senate...Show More Summary

TPP Fast-track Deal Reached In Congress

RELEASE: Sony Pictures worked behind the scenes to push the #TPP with Michael Froman, the US Trade Representative. — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 16, 2015 Senators Orrin Hatch and Ron Wyden along with House Ways...Show More Summary

READ IN: Beer Fest Edition

Do you Read In? Sign up today and get all the news you need delivered right to your inbox! Top News -- Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced fast-track trade legislation that would limit Congress to a simple up-or-down vote on any trade deal without being able to amend the deal's terms. […]

Obama's Intraparty Trade Fight Has Officially Begun

Senators Orrin Hatch and Ron Wyden, the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee respectively, and Representative Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

Bipartisan, Bicameral Trade Promotion Authority Legislation Introduced

With today’s introduction of Trade Promotion Authority legislation, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Senate Finance Committee Ranking MemberRead the Rest...

Bridging the Hatch-Wyden Divide Over Trade Promotion Authority

Daniel J. Ikenson The eyes of the international trade community are fixed on Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), upon whom responsibility for crafting bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation has fallen. At...Show More Summary

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