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  • FILE - In this April 25, 2014, file photo, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, waves before addressing a crowd during the Western Republican Leadership Conference, in Sandy, Utah. Hatch is apologizing for making political comments during a Memorial Day ceremony earlier this week. Hatch told KUTV-TV on Wednesday, May 28, that he didn't mean to offend anyone with the remarks at the Monday event in Woods Cross, which included discussion about the health care law and religious freedom.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

    Senator sorry for Memorial Day political remarks

    U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch has apologized for making political comments during a Memorial Day ceremony earlier this week.

  • ** FILE ** Sen. John Barrasso, Wyoming Republican, speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    New GOP bill would force faulty state Obamacare exchanges to pay back federal funds

    Republican lawmakers filed a bill Wednesday requiring states that abandon their faulty Obamacare markets to repay the federal government for grant funds they received to plan and build the portals.

  • Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, addresses a crowd during the Utah Republican Party nominating convention, Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Sandy, Utah. About 4,000 Republican delegates are gathered for the convention Saturday to pick the party's candidates for four congressional seats and nine legislative races. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Bill would address Supreme Court ruling on porn victims

    Reacting to a recent Supreme Court decision, a bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill that, in certain cases, would force people convicted of possessing child pornography to pay at least $25,000 in restitution to the victim.

  • Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, waves before addressing a crowd during the Western Republican Leadership Conference, Friday, April 25, 2014, in Sandy, Utah. Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, of Texas, is scheduled to headline the final day of a two-day conference in Utah where Republican party leaders from western states are meeting. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Sens. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee bash health law, Obama at GOP conference

    Tea party favorites and Republican U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee condemned the federal health care law and the Obama administration to a crowd about 1,000 Utah Republican faithful Friday night.

  • ** FILE ** In this Dec. 17, 2013, file photo, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    3 Republicans back health care alternative

    Three Senate Republicans on Monday proposed repealing the nation's controversial health care law in favor of a replacement that eliminates most of the government coverage mandates it imposed and offers tax breaks to help the lower-income obtain coverage.

  • Orrin Hatch's op-ed about fiscal responsibility gets real traction

    Two days after the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee published a guest op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, his editorial remained the most popular story on the periodical’s website.

  • Orrin Hatch blasts Mike Lee's strategy as filibuster begins

    Freshman Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee began an old-fashioned Senate filibuster Tuesday afternoon that could easily stretch into Wednesday. However, Orrin Hatch and other GOP Senate veterans voiced strong displeasure over the tactic.

  • **FILE** Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican (Associated Press)

    Senate votes to kill Obamacare-related tax

    The Senate on Thursday voted to repeal a sales tax on medical devices that is part of President Obama's health-care law, a rare bipartisan attempt to strip away a section of the controversial reforms.

  • **FILE** Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican (Associated Press)

    GOP lawmakers join legal fight against Obama contraception mandate

    Eleven Republican members of Congress are challenging the contraception insurance mandate in President Obama's health care law by formally backing Hobby Lobby, the Oklahoma-based chain of crafts stores whose owners say they must choose between their Christian beliefs and insuring women's birth control and other preventative services.

  • **FILE** Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks on Feb. 14, 2012, at HHS headquarters in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Medicare fraud busters unveil command center

    Medicare's war on fraud is going high-tech with the opening of a $3.6 million command center that features a giant screen and the latest computer and communications gear. That's raising expectations, as well as some misgivings.

  • U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, holds his 3-month-old great grandson, Beckham Wilson, as he greets his great granddaughter, 8-month-old Maggie Jennings, and her mother, Callie Jennings, after arriving at his campaign headquarters to thank his volunteers and staff, Tuesday, June 26, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

    Utah's Sen. Hatch, N.Y.'s Rep. Rangel win primary challenges

    Two veteran congressmen, New York's Rep. Charles Rangel and Utah's Sen. Orrin Hatch, headed to victory Tuesday after early returns showed them staving off primary challenges from younger rivals.

  • **FILE** Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch and Dan Liljenquist talk before participating in a debate at KSL Newsradio in Salt Lake City on June 15, 2012, eleven days before Utah's primary election. (Associated Press/The Deseret News)

    Sen. Hatch looking to avoid revolt within GOP

    Over the past two years, GOP primaries have ended the careers of several veteran Republican politicians who were backed by the party's establishment. Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch is seeking to avoid the same fate in his first primary challenge since winning office in 1976.

  • Sen. Orrin Hatch (center) is facing a re-election challenge from fellow Republicans state Rep. Chris Herrod (left) and former state Sen. Dan Liljenquist. All three participated in a debate April 4. Delegates at a weekend state convention will vote for the party's nominee. Mr. Hatch is seeking a seventh term and two recent polls of likely voters bolster his chances. (The Salt Lake Tribune via Associated Press)

    Hatch's re-election bid looking more secure

    As Utah Republicans prepare to nominate a Senate candidate this weekend, it appears that Sen. Orrin Hatch may have bucked the anti-incumbent trend.

  • Illustration: Tax trap by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    MILLER: America's high tax leadership

    The United States is now, officially, the worst place to do business in the developed world. On Sunday, Japan lowered its corporate tax rate in the hopes of luring business to its shores, handing the title of highest tax rate to the Land of the Free. The market reaction on Monday will tell whether money will begin flowing away from us and toward the more business-friendly Asian country.

  • President Obama greets a crowd at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Field in Honolulu on Tuesday before flying to Australia. Republicans are chiding the president for the time he's spending abroad as a budget deadline nears. (Associated Press)

    GOP rebukes absent Obama

    As President Obama jetted off to another tropical locale Tuesday, some lawmakers accused him of abandoning Washington at a critical juncture in congressional negotiations to reduce deficits and keep the government running.

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