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FEC ends Hatch presidential bid, 14 years after election

FEC ends Hatch presidential bid, 14 years after election

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Sen. Orrin Hatch has officially ended his campaign for president nearly 14 years after it began, election officials say.

Senate committee OKs ban on LGBT workplace discrimination

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate committee Wednesday voted in favor of a bill banning workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
GOP slams IRS on planned $70 million in bonuses

GOP slams IRS on planned $70 million in bonuses

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Republicans are criticizing the Internal Revenue Service for plans to pay $70 million in bonuses officials say may be contractually required.
Senate strikes down immigration reform amendment

Senate strikes down immigration reform amendment

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday rejected an amendment to the immigration reform bill that would have required increased border security, officials said.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte says she supports immigration reform bill

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- An immigration reform bill may have the 60 votes needed to overcome a Republican filibuster after U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., said Sunday she supports it.
Immigration reform legislation sent to Senate floor

Immigration reform legislation sent to Senate floor

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 Tuesday night to send U.S. immigration reform legislation to the Senate floor.
IRS chief says targeting was foolish but not political

IRS chief says targeting was foolish but not political

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- The departing chief of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service says he takes the blame for planting a question about the targeting of conservative political groups.
Obama calls IRS scrutiny of groups 'intolerable and inexcusable'

Obama calls IRS scrutiny of groups 'intolerable and inexcusable'

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- President Obama Tuesday called the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of Tea Party groups "intolerable and inexcusable."
HHS Secretary Sebelius blasted over contribution solicitation

HHS Secretary Sebelius blasted over contribution solicitation

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- Republicans say the U.S. health and human services secretary broke the law by asking industry groups to help put the public healthcare law into effect.
Obama says budget is 'fiscally responsible' blueprint

Obama says budget is 'fiscally responsible' blueprint

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama put Medicare and Social Security back on the table, along with funding universal pre-kindergarten in his version of the budget.

Watercooler Stories

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Senator's office calls police on caller

SALT LAKE CITY, April 3 (UPI) -- A Salt Lake City woman said she was called by U.S. Capitol Police after calling the local office U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, to ask about whether he'd be in town.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 22, 2013.
By United Press International
The Issue: Sequester -- No tours, no flyovers and longer waits to reach the Capitol

The Issue: Sequester -- No tours, no flyovers and longer waits to reach the Capitol

The deadline for the sequester came and went. An automatic $85 billion, across-the-board cuts in spending for U.S. defense and domestic programs went into effect March 1 and – so far – calamity has been avoided.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Senate confirms Lew as treasury secretary

Senate confirms Lew as treasury secretary

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Wednesday voted handily to confirm Jack Lew as treasury secretary despite reservations by some Republicans.
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Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-UT, speaks out against a bill that would do away with secret ballots for union membership on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 20, 2007. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Orrin Grant Hatch (born March 22, 1934) is the senior United States Senator for Utah and 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.

Orrin Grant Hatch was born to Jesse Hatch (1904, Vernal, Utah - 1992, Salt Lake City, Utah) and his wife Helen Frances Hatch (née Kamm; 1906, Pekin, Illinois - 1995, Murray, Utah). His great-grandfather Jeremiah Hatch (1823, Lincoln, Vermont - 1903, Vernal, Utah) was the founder of Vernal, Utah.

Hatch, first in his family to attend college, attended Brigham Young University and, in 1959, received a degree in history. In 1962, he received a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh Law School. As a law student, he worked as a janitor, a construction worker in the Wood, Wire and Metal Lathers Union (putting plaster on walls over various kinds of lath), and as a dormitory desk attendant.

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