Press Releases

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U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, today introduced the Tax Refund Theft Prevention Act of 2014, S. 2736, a bill that provides enhanced protection for taxpayers against fraudulent tax refund claims that are made with the use of stolen taxpayer identities.
Speaking on the Senate Floor last night, U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) reiterated his strong support for the nation of Israel and its right to defend itself in light of increased rocket attacks from Hamas and the subsequent escalation in fighting in the region.
U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a current member and former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Chairman of the Senate Republican High-Tech Task Force, spoke last night on the Senate Floor about the urgency to pass legislation to curb the growing threat of so-called “patent trolls.”
U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement on GAO’s new report on HealthCare.gov entitled, Healthcare.gov: Ineffective Planning and Oversight Practices Underscore the Need for Improved Contract Management, which outlines how CMS failed to effectively manage HealthCare.gov contracts.

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.