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Orrin Hatch

Orrin Grant Hatch is the senior United States Senator for Utah. He is a member of the Republican Party. Hatch served as the chairman or ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee (depending on whether the Republicans controlled the Senate) from 1993 to 2005. He previously served as chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee from 1981 to 1987. He currently serves as ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee. Hatch also serves on the Board of Directors for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Hatch expects Finance to take up Highway Trust Fund on Thursday House to ...
2014-07-08
It's looking likely that the Senate Finance Committee will take up legislation on Thursday to fix a budget hole in the Highway Trust Fund. Our Brian Faler reports that Sen. Orrin Hatch told reporters yesterday that “the chairman is moving ahead,” and ...
(Politico)
  1. Congress has just weeks to replenish expiring highway fund

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Orrin Hatch: Why religious freedom (still) matters
2014-06-30
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court acted to protect the religious freedom of all Americans. As part of President Obama's health law, his Department of Health and Human Services required that employers pay for health insurance coverage covering all methods ...
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  1. Hatch applauds Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling based on his law
  2. Hobby Lobby Wins Contraceptive Ruling in Supreme Court
  3. OK Conservative lawmakers hail Hobby Lobby decision as win for religious ...

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Another IRS credibility crash
2014-06-18
Orrin Hatch, ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, rightly called the unavailability of those emails "an outrageous impediment" to the panel's probe of IRS misconduct. Sen. Hatch also said: "Even more egregious is the fact we are learning ...
(Charleston Post Courier)
  1. Another IRS 'bombshell' offers more heat than light
  2. Here's how the IRS lost emails from key witness Lois Lerner
  3. IRS faces volley of new scrutiny

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Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Wants ENDA Executive Order to Include Religious ...
2014-06-17
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is calling for religious exemptions to be included in the executive order President Obama is expected to issue that will protect LGBT employees of federal contractors from discrimination. The Washington Blade reports: Orrin ...
(Towleroad)
  1. Sen. Hatch wants ENDA exec order to include religious exemption
  2. Congressional Republicans Go Silent On Obama's LGBT Discrimination Order
  3. Barney Frank, Orrin Hatch on Executive Order Protecting LGBT Employees (Video)

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Is Orrin Hatch leaving the door open to an 8th term?
2014-06-06
Despite assuring voters in his most recent election that he would not seek an eighth term, U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch now appears to be leaving the door open to another run in 2018, when he would be 84 years old. Hatch, during an interview with the local ...
(Salt Lake Tribune)
  1. Hatch names new Chief of Staff, Senior Legislative Staff
  2. Hatch apologizes for Memorial Day comments

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Gay Marriage as 'Law of the Land' Is Inevitable, Says Republican Orrin Hatch
2014-05-30
Orrin Hatch Sen. Orrin Hatch says legal gay marriage is almost certain to become a reality throughout the United States. Sen. Orrin Hatch says legal gay marriage is almost certain to become a reality throughout the United States. "Let's face it ...
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  1. Senator sorry for Memorial Day political remarks
  2. Hatch sorry for political remarks at Woods Cross Memorial Day event
  3. Senator Hatch Issues A New Call to Repeal Part of Obama-care

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Orrin Hatch, Mike Lee Diverge on Gay Marriage's Fate in Court
2014-05-29
Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, told KSL radio on Wednesday. “The trend right now in the courts is to permit gay marriage and anybody who doesn't admit that just isn't living in the real world.” “But I think it's a portend of the future that sooner or later ...
(Roll Call (blog))
  1. Hatch: Gay Marriage Will be 'Law of the land'
  2. Utah Republican Admits Nationwide Marriage Equality Is Inevitable
  3. Republican senator: Gay marriage will be the law of the land

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Orrin Hatch: Gay Marriage Will Become Law Of The Land
2014-05-29
"Let's face it: anybody who does not believe that gay marriage is going to be the law of the land just hasn't been observing what's going on," said Hatch, a seven-term Republican senator who has been a proponent of keeping marriage exclusively between ...
(Huffington Post)
  1. Sen. Orrin Hatch says gay marriage inevitable but religious rights being lost
  2. Orrin Hatch: Gay marriage inevitable
  3. Orrin Hatch: Gay marriage ban will end

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Orrin Hatch's Partisan Memorial Day Speech
2014-05-28
Can we stop now all the pretending that Orrin Hatch isn't the same breed of quasi-theocratic nutball that has come to control the Republican party, or that he will act as any kind of moderating influence on his junior partner, Mike Lee, the ...
(Esquire (blog))
  1. Hatch eyes amendment that everyone 'except the nuts' will support
  2. Senator Hatch talks caring for veterans, land rights and same-sex marriage in Utah

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