This amendment is a way to help people get off of drugs to become productive and healthy members of society, while ensuring that valuable taxpayer dollars aren't wastedSenator wants pre-benefits drug testing Jun 16, 2010
After studying Elena Kagan's record ... I do not believe that she meets the standards we should require of federal judges -- especially Supreme Court justicesHatch says he won't vote to confirm Kagan Jul 12, 2010
Over the past two years, the administration increased discretionary spending by 24 percentGOP says Obama not serious on deficit Feb 12, 2011
Mark's encyclopedic knowledge, intellect and leadership make him a natural fit for this positionHatch aide to head 'supercommittee' staff Aug 30, 2011
On the one hand, they are able to score some cheap political points against politically unpopular oil companiesOil companies, lawmakers debate incentives May 12, 2011
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.