Senator Hatch is the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Finance, where he has been a leading advocate for policies to encourage savings and investment, such as the Capital Formation Act, and many other pro-growth tax bills. He has proposed a tax credit for families to defray adoption expenses, extension of the research tax credit, repeal of the estate tax, elimination of the marriage penalty and a 100 percent health insurance deduction for the self-employed. He has also led the fight for capital gains tax relief. He is particularly involved in the provisions encouraging marriage, and providing for disability rehabilitation and child-care funding.
Senator Hatch Serves on the Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure; the Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth; the Subcommittee on Health Care; the Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness; the Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions and Family Policy; and the Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight.
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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 Crime and Terrorism; the Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security; the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law.
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Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
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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, educating our children through active local and state involvement, and strengthening our workforce to meet today's challenges.
Senator Hatch serves on the Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety and the Special Committee on Aging.