Orrin G. Hatch
U.S. Senate – Utah
As Utah 's Senator, Orrin Hatch stands by the principles of limited government, tax restraint, and integrity in public service. Senator Hatch is the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The committee has one of the broadest jurisdictions in the Senate, ranging from intellectual property law to civil liberties and immigration and naturalization. Senator Hatch is also a senior Republican member on the Committee on Finance, where the he has been a leading advocate for policies to encourage savings and investment.
Senator Hatch is the author of Senate Resolution 173 , Condemning Violence and Discrimination Against Iranian-Americans in wake of the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks. The legislation passed by unanimous consent on October 18, 2001 . The Hatch resolution praises Iranian-Americans as vibrant, peaceful, and law-abiding citizens of the United States . The resolution goes on to declare that, in the quest to identify, locate, and bring to justice the perpetrators and sponsors of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States , the civil rights and liberties of all Americans, including Iranian-Americans, should be protected. It condemns bigotry and acts of violence or discrimination against any Americans and calls upon local and federal law enforcement authorities to work to prevent and prosecute crimes against all Americans.
First Elected: 1976
Committees: Special Committee on Aging ; Finance ; Indian Affairs ; Select Committee on Intelligence ; Judiciary – Chair; Joint Committee on Taxation
Prev. Occupation: Attorney
Prev. Political Exp.: no prior elected office
Education: BS Brigham Young University , 1959; JD University of Pittsburgh , 1962