Press Releases

Press releases are archived according to their release date. For press releases by topic, please see the Issue Positions page.

Jul 30 2014

Hatch, Markey Introduce Legislation to Protect Student Privacy

Bill Focuses on need to protect students, provide tools to parents when information is shared with third parties

U.S. Senators Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today introduced the “Protecting Student Privacy Act,” legislation that would help safeguard the educational records of students.
“Our veterans are American heroes and deserve the best treatment and care possible. The current situation at the VA is very troubling. It is clear that this federal agency, responsible for taking care of our veterans, is mismanaged in Washington and lacks accountability at some facilities across the country. I trust that Robert McDonald will do everything in his power to ensure that the VA properly cares for our brave service members and veterans of all ages. But he can’t do it alone. President Obama must live up to his word and work with Mr. McDonald and Congress to ensure all our veterans receive the treatment and care they deserve.”

Jul 28 2014

Hatch: The Senate Cannot Function Without Cooperation, Deliberation and Amendments

Utah Senator Gives Second in a Series of Speeches on the State of the Senate

U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the most senior Senate Republican, gave the second in a series of speeches highlighting the Senate’s historical role and how it has become dysfunctional under the current Senate leadership.
U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee and a current member and former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today issued the following statement on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on Halbig v. Burwell regarding the Obama administration’s authority to issue subsidies to those buying health insurance in the federal exchange.

Jul 22 2014

Hatch: Restore the Senate to the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body

Utah Senator Gives First in a Series of Speeches Highlighting Senate’s Current Dysfunction and Path to Reform

U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the most senior Senate Republican, today gave the first in a series of speeches highlighting the Senate’s historical role and how it has become dysfunctional under the current Senate leadership.