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Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, has been chipping away at Obamacare, but if his party takes control of the Senate in November elections, he hopes to overhaul President Obama's signature health care law. (The Washington Times)

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Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, has been chipping away at Obamacare, but if his party takes control of the Senate in November elections, he hopes to overhaul President Obama's signature health care law. (The Washington Times)

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**FILE** Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (right), Kentucky Republican, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 29, 2011, as Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, looks on. (Associated Press)

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President Obama is joined at the White House by Mark Miller (back, second from left), Ellyn Miller, and son Jake Miller, who are applauded by Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, (back, left), Sen. Mark R. Warner, (fourth from left), Mike Gillette and Rep. Eric Cantor (right) after Mr. Obama signed into law a bill, the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, on Thursday. (associated press)

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President Obama is joined at the White House by Mark Miller (back, second from left), Ellyn Miller, and son Jake Miller, who are applauded by Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, (back, left), Sen. Mark R. Warner, (fourth from left), Mike Gillette and Rep. Eric Cantor (right) after Mr. Obama signed into law a bill, the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, on Thursday. (associated press)

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Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, said the Obama administration must actively support major trade deals with Asian and European partners or "we're not going to be successful." Mr. Hatch is co-sponsor of a bill key to securing these deals. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, said the Obama administration must actively support major trade deals with Asian and European partners or "we're not going to be successful." Mr. Hatch is co-sponsor of a bill key to securing these deals. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, told John Koskinen that he is "very favorably disposed toward your nomination and want to see you confirmed" to head the IRS. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, is trying to work with labor unions “to provide relief from the law to all Americans and ensure that the law will no longer threaten access to insurance, increase costs.” (Associated Press)

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Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, is "closely monitoring" proposed health insurance plan rates before the "Obamacare" exchanges kick in 2014.

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Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, is "closely monitoring" proposed health insurance plan rates before the "Obamacare" exchanges kick in 2014.

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Sen. Orrin G. Hatch of Utah, the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, said there is bipartisan support to let the temporary reduction in payroll taxes expire. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, says GAO's letter proves the Obama administration is trying an illegal workaround. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, says GAO's letter proves the Obama administration is trying an illegal workaround. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Orrin G. Hatch of Utah has been put through a bruising campaign by Dan Liljenquist, a former state senator challenging the six-term incumbent in the state's Republican primary. Polls show Mr. Hatch still enjoying a sizable lead. (Deseret News via Associated Press)

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Sen. Orrin G. Hatch of Utah has been put through a bruising campaign by Dan Liljenquist, a former state senator challenging the six-term incumbent in the state's Republican primary. Polls show Mr. Hatch still enjoying a sizable lead. (Deseret News via Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS "Exploding health care spending is hardly the relief the president promised the American people," says Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican.

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"Exploding health care spending is hardly the relief the president promised the American people," says Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Orrin G. Hatch of Utah got a boost in his bid for a seventh term from Sarah Palin, who endorsed the "lifelong conservative" in her SarahPac blog. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Orrin G. Hatch of Utah got a boost in his bid for a seventh term from Sarah Palin, who endorsed the "lifelong conservative" in her SarahPac blog. (Associated Press)