Nov 20 2013
U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) today introduced common-sense legislation to protect American jobs and domestic energy production from costly and duplicative regulation from Washington. The Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act (S.1743) would ensure that oil and gas producing states are protected from fracking regulations from Washington if states are already regulating the practice. Duplicative regulations over American energy production will lead to higher energy costs and job losses in an already struggling economy. Similar legislation passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 235 to 187.
Nov 20 2013
Utah Senators Cosponsor Amendment to Fully Refund Utah, Other States Who Reopened National Parks
Utah’s U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee are both supporting an effort to fully refund Utah and other states that reopened national parks in their states during the recent government shutdown.
Nov 19 2013
Following media reports that the Obama administration is once again trying to find a way to exempt unions from ObamaCare’s numerous taxes and mandates, U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), John Thune (R-S.D.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and eight of their Republican colleagues today introduced the Union Tax Fairness Act (S. 1724), a bill to prevent union health care plans, known as Taft-Hartley plans, from being exempted from the ObamaCare reinsurance tax.
Nov 18 2013
Today, Utah Senators Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch responded to the announcement by the Bureau of Land Management that it will be deferring nearly 100,000 acres from the proposed oil and gas lease auction on Tuesday, November 19.
U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, today issued the following statement after the President announced a proposal to grandfather insurance plans: