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“Utah has been so good to me. All I can say is that I'm just so proud to represent Utah and my constituents. They are good people.”

SALT LAKE CITY—This week, ABC4 Utah is airing special coverage of Senator Hatch’s final months in the United States Senate and his role in shaping the United States Supreme Court. On Tuesday, ABC aired a report highlighting Senator Hatch’s landmark achievements and his legacy as one of the most effective legislators in modern history. 

Video and story via ABC4 Utah 

“I never thought I'd be here 42 years, the longest tenure of any Republican Senator in history,” said Hatch, (R-Utah).

Utah voters sent the senator back to Washington for six more terms.

He says walking the hallowed halls of Capitol Hill for all those years has been the honor of a lifetime.

“Utah has been so good to me. All I can say is that I'm just so proud to represent Utah and my constituents. They are good people.”

During his decades of service, the Senator has passed close to 800 bills, some of which are widely considered landmark legislation.

Part of that success comes from his ability to cross party lines and form friendships on the other side of the aisle.

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Senator Hatch’s role in Shaping the United States Supreme Court 

The ABC 4 team was in Washington during the final days of Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, and on Wednesday night, aired a short special on Senator Hatch’s role in shaping the United States Supreme Court over the last four decades.  

Video and story via YouTube 

The United States Supreme Court has the final say on issues that impact our lives in a profound way, and a Utah senator has had a profound impact on the court. 

Senator Orrin Hatch is finishing up his 42nd and final year in the U.S. Senate. That means he's been there for the confirmation process of every sitting Supreme Court Justice.

As a member and former Chair of the Judiciary Committee, Senator Hatch played a key role in forming the court as it sits today.

As he reflects on his decades in DC, the court is part of his legacy he is pleased with.

“I feel like I have represented Utah. The court has not climbed all over Utah in many recent years. We've kept the federal government responsible when it comes to Utah, rather than the old Utah, where we were always picked on by the federal government.”

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