Press Releases

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

Sep 22 2014

GAO: Action Needed to Combat $5 Billion Tax Refund Fraud

New Report Calls on IRS to Implement Stronger Safeguards to Protect Private Taxpayer Information

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) must take bold and innovative action to combat more than $5 billion in fraudulent identity theft tax refunds, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) joined with all 44 Republican Senate Colleagues in urging President Obama yet again to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.
U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), current member and former Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after President Obama announced the nomination of Utah Supreme Court Justice Jill M. Parrish to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah.

Sep 19 2014

Hatch’s Proposals to Fight Child Trafficking, Strengthen Child Welfare Included in Bipartisan Legislation that Passes the Senate

Utah Senator’s Initiatives Added to Legislation Sent to the President to Become Law

Last night, the U.S. Senate passed the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act, bipartisan child welfare legislation aimed at reducing child sex trafficking, increasing adoptions and improving child support collections.
U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Finance Committee, has been awarded as a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s largest small business association.