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Bill Introduced In Congress To Help With Visas For Foreign Artists

20 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Legislation to make the artist visa process more reliable and affordable was introduced in the U.S. Senate today by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT). The Arts Require Timely Service (ARTS) Act, S. 2510, would improve opportunities for international cultural activity by ensuring that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) processes artist […]

The IRS Scandal, Day 988

Senate Finance Committee Press Release, Hatch, Wyden Press IRS on Record Keeping Practices; Tax Agency Erased Hard Drive Despite Litigation Hold: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (R-Ore.) today sent a letter to Internal Revenue Commissioner (IRS) John Koskinen asking for answers regarding the...

Establishment Senators: We Hate Ted Cruz, But Are Warming to Trump!

CNN has the roll call of Senators who hate Ted Cruz: “I think we’ll lose if he’s our nominee,” said Orrin Hatch, the most senior Republican in the Senate. “There’s a lot of people who don’t feel he can appeal to people across the board,” Hatch said. “For us to win, we have to appeal […]

Senator Hatch To Introduce Corporate Integration Plan

This week, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) announced that he is working on a plan to eliminate the double taxation of corporate income, according to Politico Pro. He hasn’t released any details, but he said he is thinking about allowing corporations to deduct the dividends they pay to shareholders. Show More Summary

Senate Finance Committee Urges Treasury To Use Section 891 To Combat EU Investigations Of American Companies

Senate Finance Committee, Finance Committee Members Push for Fairness in EU State Aid Investigations: In a letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew today, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Committee members Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) warned the European Union’s (EU)...

Orrin Hatch is 'designated survivor' for State of the Union

4 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

An 81-year-old senator from Utah will become the next president in the unlikely event that disaster strikes the Capital.

Is Orrin Hatch is Busting His Butt to Save Obamacare?

Right now, Obamacare is collapsing under its own weight. Because liberals are incapable of understanding what motivates human behavior, they passed a major overhaul of the nation's entire health industry that made the provision of health insurance completely untenable. Show More Summary

Church and State

Above: The U.S. Army marching on Utah, 1858 I know that modern Mormonism is in no small part an exercise in trying to fit into the broad spectrum of mainstream Christianity, but you’d think a Mormon like Orrin Hatch would know enough about the American state attacking his own church to call for the elimination […]

McConnell, Hatch and TPP: A Matter of Life And Death

Two American industries are threatening to deep-six the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Ironically, one of them saves lives and the other ends them. Sens. Orrin Hatch (foreground,) Mitch McConnell (far right) Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images The former is the pharmaceutical industry. It was unwilling to accept compromise, even though compromise is the essence [...]

Orrin Hatch wants to tear down the wall of separation between church and state

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

In a biting editorial, written for the conservative Washington Times, long-time Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) suggests a novel and literal approach to the First Amendment, arguing that the wall of separation between the state and the church is non-existent despite what the Supreme Court has to say about...

Senator Orrin Hatch: The Wall of Separation Between Church and State Must Come Down

In an essay for the Washington Times, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) explains why the separation of church and state needs to end:

Congress Might Actually Pass A Permanent 9/11 Bill

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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 months 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

4 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

4 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

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

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