Orrin Hatch Articles


We Won't Tell, Promise

7:31 AM, Jul 25, 2013

If you are a U.S. senator and have a cool idea about taxes but are worried to speak it aloud for fear some of your constituents will peel your hide off in small strips ... well, there is hope.  A couple of your colleagues have come up with a plan.

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Sessions, Sanders to Oppose Lew Nomination

2:26 PM, Jan 10, 2013

Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, says he will oppose Barack Obama's nomination of Jacob Lew for Treasury secretary. " Sessions released a statement Thursday afternoon criticizing Lew's nomination. Here's an excerpt:

Jack Lew must never be Secretary of the Treasury. His testimony before the Senate Budget Committee less than two years ago was so outrageous and false that it alone disqualifies.

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Hatch Wins Primary in Utah

10:19 PM, Jun 26, 2012

Six-term Republican senator Orrin Hatch of Utah is projected to win his primary against challenger Dan Liljenquist, the Associated Press reports.

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Utah Senate Primary: Hatch 60, Liljenquist 32

1:47 PM, Jun 25, 2012

A new poll from Deseret News and KSL-TV shows Republican senator Orrin Hatch of Utah leading his primary challenger, Dan Liljenquist, by nearly 30 points. The Utah primary is tomorrow, June 26. The News reports:

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Senator: '[Obama] Going to Throw the Mormon Church at [Romney] Like You Can’t Believe It'

3:08 PM, Apr 09, 2012

Republican senator Orrin Hatch, a Mormon from Utah, said that President Obama and his campaign will try to use Mitt Romney's religion against the presidential candidate. “You watch, they’re going to throw the Mormon church at him like you can’t believe it,” Hatch reportedly predicted.

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Obama’s ‘Transparent’ Secrecy

Two Republican senators protest.
12:45 PM, Jul 01, 2011

Imagine the reaction if President Obama and congressional Democrats had released a sweeping health care bill, drafted in closed-door meetings, and demanded its approval by Congress immediately. There would have been national outrage over the secrecy, lack of time for public hearings, and the absence of discussion, revisions, amendments, and multiple votes.

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Orrin Hatch, Your Tax Dollars, and the BCS

3:19 PM, May 05, 2011

In response to the Justice Department sending a letter to the head of the NCAA, asking a few questions about why college football doesn’t have a generic playoff system in lieu of its highly successful Bowl Championship Series (BCS), Senator Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) encouraged the Obama administration to “follow up” on this “particular issue,” adding, “It’s an important one, I think.”

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Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Puts 'Patriotic Millionaires' in Their Place Over Tax Increases

12:54 PM, Apr 21, 2011

Yesterday, Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg told the president he was "cool" with higher taxes. In fact, a number of prominent wealthy liberals have been agitating for tax increases. There's even a group called "Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength"  that are pushing the issue.

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