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Utah’s Senators are not supporting a plan in Washington that would continue subsidies that bring down the cost of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. 

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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is reportedly fielding candidates in an effort to unseat Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch and other establishment Republicans.

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Funding for the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, expired last week. Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch helped create the program for low-income children in the 1990s.

Sen. Hatch Leads Hearing On Obamacare Replacement

Sep 25, 2017
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Sen. Orrin Hatch led a contentious hearing Monday on the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill, the latest plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-UT, says it’s “high time” to allow research into the medical benefits of marijuana.

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Imagine you’re Mitt Romney. You’re 70 years old. A distinguished statesman. A former governor of Massachusetts and a two-time Republican presidential candidate. What do you do in your golden years?

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A national group focused on enacting congressional term limits has launched a Utah chapter.

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Salt Lake County Council member Jenny Wilson announced Monday she’ll be challenging seven-term Republican Orrin Hatch for U.S. Senate in 2018.

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Members of Utah’s Congressional delegation are praising the selection of former FBI director Robert Mueller to oversee an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, and its possible ties to President Trump’s campaign.

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Utah Democrats have historically been at an electoral disadvantage when it comes to congressional races, but a wave of younger progressive candidates are deciding to run anyway.

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During a visit to a Lehi company Tuesday, Sen. Orrin Hatch addressed President Donald Trump’s first 100 days and his own plans to run for an eighth term.

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To hear Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch tell it, Democrats’ filibuster of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is an unprecedented maneuver that goes beyond the pale.  

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Sen. Orrin Hatch says he does plan on running for an eighth term in the U.S. Senate in 2018, following months of speculation.

Hatch made his comments to CNN on Thursday, though his office later said his decision is not yet final. 

Gov. Gary Herbert, a longtime friend of Hatch’s, praised the 82-year-old senator, saying he has served Utah well for more than 40 years.

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If you’ve tried calling Sen. Orrin Hatch’s office lately, you might be hearing this message a lot more:

 

“Thank you for calling United States Senator Orrin Hatch. Unfortunately, we’re unable to take your call at the moment. We encourage you to leave your name, number, and a message so we may get in touch with you as soon as we’re able to."

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Term limits are once again a hot topic in Utah ever since Sen. Orrin Hatch began hinting that he may run for an eighth term in 2018.

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Utah’s Speaker of the House, Rep. Greg Hughes, has been rumored as a possible contender for a job in the upcoming Trump administration.

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Sen. Orrin Hatch says he believes the presidential election will be close, but is urging Utah Republicans to deliver the state for Donald Trump.

Former Utah Senator Bob Bennett Dies At 82

May 4, 2016
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Former Republican Utah Senator Bob Bennett died on Wednesday evening.

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Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch continued his campaign against confirming a new U.S. Supreme Court Justice before electing a new president at a speech at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute.

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On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on whether President Obama's 2014 executive actions on immigration are constitutional. Utah business leaders are disappointed that this issue is still not resolved. 

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Utah Republican and Democratic parties saw record numbers of people show up to participate in last night’s caucuses. Most people were drawn in by the presidential vote, but many first time caucus goers were confused about the other purpose of the night. 

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"Regulatory overreach” has become a kind of rallying cry in conservative political circles, and now three Utahns in Congress are proposing new legislation Thursday that they say is aimed bringing federal powers back into balance. 

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President Barack Obama has nominated Merrick Garland to fill the vacant U.S. Supreme Court seat, but Utah’s Senators insist he shouldn’t even be considered by the Senate.

View From The Gallery: Week 4

Feb 19, 2016

Week four marks the half way point of the Utah Legislative session, but lawmakers seem to be stuck on repeat.

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Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch visited the Utah State Capitol on Tuesday. He told lawmakers and reporters that the U.S. Senate should wait until after the 2016 presidential election to confirm a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. 

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Utah political leaders are condemning President Barack Obama’s executive action on gun safety. The President outlined the details Tuesday. 

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Senator Orrin Hatch was at the University of Utah today for a presentation on advances in genetics research and precision medicine. The event comes before Congress begins its budget negotiations.

Utah Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee voted in favor of a bill that would block federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation released a report this week on high-skilled immigrant visas. It comes at a time when the demand for H1-B visas is at a record high, and when Utah’s senior Senator Orrin Hatch has reintroduced a proposal that could more than double the number of these visas available.

World War One Veteran awarded Silver Star by Hatch

Dec 22, 2014

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch presented the military’s Silver Star for valor to the local family of a World War One veteran on Monday.

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