Orrin Hatch http://kuer.org en Utah Mayors Call for Immigration Reform http://kuer.org/post/utah-mayors-call-immigration-reform <p>A bipartisan group of Utah mayors have sent a letter to Republican Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee, urging them to immediately pass immigration reform legislation. From Fruit Heights to Salt Lake City to St. George, 19 mayors signed the letter. It calls for comprehensive immigration reform, and warns that Utah communities will face significant challenges unless that reform is enacted.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 23:20:10 +0000 Andrea Smardon 30440 at http://kuer.org Utah Mayors Call for Immigration Reform Salt Lake Area Immigrants Call on Senator Hatch to Fulfill Dreams, Reunite Families http://kuer.org/post/salt-lake-area-immigrants-call-senator-hatch-fulfill-dreams-reunite-families <p>As the debate on immigration reform continues in the US Senate, immigrants in Salt Lake City held a press conference and vigil Wednesday night urging Senator Orrin Hatch to support legislation that creates a path to citizenship and keeps families together.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The event was organized by the Salt Lake DREAM team, immigrant young people who want a chance to earn their citizenship through college or military service.&nbsp;In their stories, what you hear are dreams deferred.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 06:29:56 +0000 Andrea Smardon 29709 at http://kuer.org Salt Lake Area Immigrants Call on Senator Hatch to Fulfill Dreams, Reunite Families Senator Hatch Files 24 Amendments to Immigration Bill http://kuer.org/post/senator-hatch-files-24-amendments-immigration-bill <p>Senator Orrin Hatch on Tuesday filed 24 amendments to the comprehensive immigration bill put forward by a group of Senators known as the Gang of 8. Hatch’s amendments focus on law enforcement, high-skilled work, health benefits, and back taxes.&nbsp;</p><p>Speaking in Salt Lake City last week, Hatch told KUER the immigration bill would substantially improve border security, but he said there’s more work to be done.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 22:24:27 +0000 Andrea Smardon 28928 at http://kuer.org Senator Hatch Files 24 Amendments to Immigration Bill Senator Hatch Says Immigration Bill Could be Improved http://kuer.org/post/senator-hatch-says-immigration-bill-could-be-improved <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Senator </span>Orrin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hatch spoke about immigration reform in Salt Lake City Wednesday at a Zions Bank client event. He praised the 844-page comprehensive legislation put forward by the group of Senators known as the Gang of 8, but stopped short of supporting it.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 01 May 2013 22:43:20 +0000 Andrea Smardon 28652 at http://kuer.org Senator Hatch Says Immigration Bill Could be Improved KUER News Pod: Monday April 29, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-monday-april-29-2013 <p>A unique medical technology company relocates to Salt Lake City, Senator Orrin Hatch says he’s ready to reform immigration, and state legislators plan to reintroduce a couple of defeated gun bills.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F90018953&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 17:03:10 +0000 Brian Grimmett 28517 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Monday April 29, 2013 Senator Hatch Brings "Unhappy News" to House Chamber http://kuer.org/post/senator-hatch-brings-unhappy-news-house-chamber <p>Utah Senator Orrin Hatch visited state representatives in the House Wednesday to deliver what he called unhappy news. He says the Sequester, the automatic across-the-board spending cuts, will happen and it will be a difficult thing, especially for civilian employees at Hill Air Force Base.</p><p>”and it’s certainly going to hit a lot of small contractors and it’s also going to hit our workforce up there, is about two thirds civilian. So if you can imagine we’ve got to be prepared for whatever comes,”says Hatch.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 23:11:32 +0000 Bob Nelson 25303 at http://kuer.org Senator Hatch Brings "Unhappy News" to House Chamber Ninety Two Year-Old WW II Veteran Finally Receives Medals http://kuer.org/post/ninety-two-year-old-ww-ii-veteran-finally-receives-medals <p>After more than 50 years of waiting a 92-year-old World War II veteran from Utah has finally received the medals he earned as a soldier fighting in the Pacific theater.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 22:57:24 +0000 Brian Grimmett 23740 at http://kuer.org Ninety Two Year-Old WW II Veteran Finally Receives Medals Scott Howell: Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan Now http://kuer.org/post/scott-howell-withdraw-troops-afghanistan-now <p>Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Scott Howell vowed his support for the American military Wednesday saying the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan is long overdue.</p><p>Howell pointed to the cost of the war in Afghanistan, both in American lives and in money, as he vowed to make sure all troops are withdrawn from the country as soon as possible. Howell even criticized President Barack Obama’s lack of action.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:35:44 +0000 Brian Grimmett 18857 at http://kuer.org Scott Howell: Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan Now Senator Orrin Hatch Skips Debate http://kuer.org/post/senator-orrin-hatch-skips-debate <p>Senator Orrin Hatch was absent from last night’s U.S. Senate Debate in Bountiful, where Democratic Candidate Scott Howell challenged the 36 year incumbent to defend his record.</p><p>Howell, Independent Senate Candidate Bill Barron, Constitution party candidate Shaun McCausland debated social security reform, the nation’s debt ceiling and a constitutional amendment requiring congress to pass a budget, and trade. McCausland argued the U.S. can easily avoid outsourcing jobs caused by free trade policies.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 18:17:55 +0000 Whittney Evans 17079 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Wednesday August 22, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-wednesday-august-22-2012 Senator Orrin Hatch skips a debate, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorses Representative Jim Matheson, and Governor Gary Herbert reorganizes the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget. <br/> <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F57197912&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;color=98091a"></iframe> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 18:01:57 +0000 Brian Grimmett 17074 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Wednesday August 22, 2012 Republican Leaders Critical of Health Care Ruling http://kuer.org/post/republican-leaders-critical-health-care-ruling <p>Republican leaders in Utah, including Governor Gary Herbert and members of the Congressional delegation, were uniformly critical of Thursday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 21:14:47 +0000 Dan Bammes 14206 at http://kuer.org Republican Leaders Critical of Health Care Ruling Scott Howell Says Orrin Hatch’s Campaign Money is a Problem for Utah http://kuer.org/post/scott-howell-says-orrin-hatch-s-campaign-money-problem-utah <p>Senator Orrin Hatch won the Utah Republican primary, and spent 10 million dollars in the process. Now, Democratic challenger Scott Howell aims to turn that money against the incumbent Senator. Howell says Hatch’s significant campaign war chest is not a problem for him. It’s a problem for the people of Utah.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 21:55:31 +0000 Andrea Smardon 14133 at http://kuer.org Scott Howell Says Orrin Hatch’s Campaign Money is a Problem for Utah Social Media Recap: Utah GOP Primary Elections http://kuer.org/post/social-media-recap-utah-gop-primary-elections <p>The KUER News team spent last night covering the biggest races in the GOP Primary Elections. We sent reporters and interns to election night events across the Salt Lake Valley and they used our new twitter account, <a href="http://www.twitter.com/KUERnews">@KUERnews</a>, to keep you updated throughout the night of the latest results and to help give you a broader view of each candidates thoughts.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 21:00:01 +0000 Brian Grimmett 14129 at http://kuer.org Social Media Recap: Utah GOP Primary Elections KUER News Pod: Wednesday June 27, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-wednesday-june-27-2012 <p>In Utah&rsquo;s GOP Primary elections, Senator Orrin Hatch easily defeats Dan Liljenquist, the Salt Lake County Mayor&rsquo;s race is too close to call, and the Wood Hollow wildfire continues to burn uncontained. All that and more in today&#39;s News Pod.</p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F51074807&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;color=98091a"></iframe> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 20:07:22 +0000 Brian Grimmett 14124 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Wednesday June 27, 2012 Senator Hatch Easily Wins Primary http://kuer.org/post/senator-hatch-easily-wins-primary <p>Senator Orrin Hatch won the GOP Primary Tuesday night, defeating former state senator Dan Liljenquist with more than 60 percent of the vote after a campaign stoked by anti-incumbent sentiment. Hatch told supporters at his election night gathering that he was relieved that the primary is behind him.</p> <p>After forcing Hatch to his first primary contest in his 36 years, Liljenquist mounted an aggressive campaign. He attacked Hatch for not being conservative enough. But during his concession speech, Liljenquist's combative tone was absent.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 06:52:19 +0000 Terry Gildea 14077 at http://kuer.org Senator Hatch Easily Wins Primary KUER News Pod: Tuesday June 26, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-tuesday-june-26-2012 <p>Utahns head to the polls for state primary elections, local and state political and civic leaders react to the U.S. Supreme Court&#39;s ruling on Arizona&#39;s immigration law, and multiple fires continue to burn throughout the state.</p><br /><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F50966657&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;color=98091a"></iframe> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 20:43:35 +0000 Brian Grimmett 14061 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Tuesday June 26, 2012 Sen. Hatch Faces 'Youth Movement' In Utah Primary http://kuer.org/post/sen-hatch-faces-youth-movement-utah-primary The Tea Party revolution swept through Utah in 2010, when conservative favorite Mike Lee <a href="http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/senate/utah-sen-bob-bennett-loses.html" target="_blank">ousted</a> three-term Republican Sen. Bob Bennett at the state party convention.<p>Perhaps the person watching the upset closest that day was Utah's longest-serving senator, Orrin Hatch. Sun, 24 Jun 2012 17:31:00 +0000 Terry Gildea 13975 at http://kuer.org Sen. Hatch Faces 'Youth Movement' In Utah Primary KUER Newspod: June 7, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-newspod-june-7-2012 <p>Salt Lake City is looking at raising the cost of parking, Intermountain Healthcare is opening a women’s sexual health clinic, and Betsy Burton stops by to give her take on the book The Red House.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 19:58:25 +0000 Brian Grimmett 13113 at http://kuer.org KUER Newspod: June 7, 2012 KUER Newspod: June 6th, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-newspod-june-6th-2012 <p>A deadly virus kills two people, Both of Utah’s Senators vote against the Fair Pay Act, and the Downtown Farmer’s Market kicks off its twentieth year.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 21:39:41 +0000 Brian Grimmett 13057 at http://kuer.org KUER Newspod: June 6th, 2012 Senator Orrin Hatch Vows to Repeal Affordable Care Act http://kuer.org/post/senator-orrin-hatch-vows-repeal-affordable-care-act <p>States are awaiting a decision from the US Supreme Court on provisions of the Affordable Care Act,which will require all Americans to purchase health insurance or face a fine. But Utah’s Republican Senator Orrin Hatch is vowing to repeal the law, regardless of the court’s decision. Hatch and Wyoming Senator John Barrasso spoke at a meeting of the Salt Lake Chamber’s Health Reform Task Force Wednesday morning.</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 19:57:59 +0000 Andrea Smardon 10547 at http://kuer.org Senator Orrin Hatch Vows to Repeal Affordable Care Act