As the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, the Committee with the largest jurisdiction in either House of Congress, overseeing more than 50 percent of the federal budget, Hatch is working to grow America’s economy, create much-needed jobs, tackle the nation’s unsustainable debt and reform government to ensure prosperity for future generations.
Hatch believes America’s tax code has become a weight around America’s ability to compete in an increasingly competitive global economy and that comprehensive tax reform based on fairness, growth, and simplicity must be a national priority. He has consistently fought for lower taxes and supported measures to encourage household savings, cut the capital gains rate, eliminate the death tax, and put an end to the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). To help spur innovation and give American businesses more certainty, Hatch has introduced legislation to improve and make the Research and Development tax credit permanent as well as supported initiatives to reward capital investment.
Recognizing the fiscal challenges facing Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, Hatch is committed to fixing the nation’s broken entitlement programs to guarantee their long-term solvency for generations to come. He continues to lead the fight to repeal the $2.6 trillion health spending law and has pushed for a step-by-step, common-sense approach that will lower skyrocketing health care costs while ensuring quality and dependable care for the American people.
A longtime advocate of breaking down trade barriers, Hatch wants to enhance America’s global competitiveness and increase American access to international markets. Most recently, Hatch helped to successfully enact job-creating trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea. He has long fought to preserve intellectual property (IP) standards within international trade negotiations and has called for the renewal of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) to help open more markets for U.S. exports and ensure American businesses can successfully compete in the 21st century global economy.
As chairman, Senator Hatch serves as an ex-oficio member of all sub-committees.
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A former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Hatch plays a leading role in shaping some of the most important issues of our time -- from abortion to judicial nominations to the fight to keep America safe from terrorism. He joins other committee members pushing for tougher anti-crime laws, civil justice reform to unclog the courts, and legislation to protect individual property rights. He also takes an active role in the confirmation of all judicial nominations, and has a direct impact on such issues as immigration, antitrust and consumer protection, and issues related to the Constitution and civil rights.
Senator Hatch was also among the authors of the ban against partial-birth abortion, and has consistently taken the initiative to protect women and children by authoring laws such as the Violence Against Women Act, the Missing Children’s Act, the PROTECT Act (AMBER Alert), and other legislation aimed at keeping our children safe from pedophiles and child pornography. He is also a leading advocate for religious freedom — authoring the Religious Liberty Protection Act — and for giving all Americans greater freedom to practice their religions.
Senator Hatch serves on the Subcommittee on Oversight, Federal Rights and Agency Actions and Federal Courts; the Subcommittee on the Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights; and the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law.
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Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
A former chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Hatch has closely followed the committee's issues, and he is committed to providing Americans access to affordable health coverage and safe and effective medicines, working to return the task of education back to the able hands of the states, bringing our education system up to speed with the 21st century, ensuring that our children are preared to succeed in a competitive world, strengthening our workforce to meet today's challenges, and devising solutions for the growing pension crisis in America.
Senator Hatch serves on the Subcommittees on Children and Families and Primary Health and Retirement Security.