101 Facts About Orrin Hatch

1. Orrin Hatch took to social media to post a photo of himself and his Eliane, carrying a balloon that read "60".

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2. Orrin Hatch took to social media to post a photo of himself and his Eliane, carrying a balloon that read "60".

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3. Senator Orrin Hatch has served in that role twice in recent years.

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4. Orrin Hatch took to social media to post a photo of himself and his Eliane, carrying a balloon that read "60".

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5. Orrin Hatch took to social media to post a photo of himself and his Eliane, carrying a balloon that read "60".

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6. Orrin Hatch took to social media to post a photo of himself and his Eliane, carrying a balloon that read "60".

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7. Orrin Hatch took to social media to post a photo of himself and his Eliane, carrying a balloon that read "60".

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8. Orrin Hatch took to social media to post a photo of himself and his Eliane, carrying a balloon that read "60".

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9. Orrin Hatch took to social media to post a photo of himself and his Eliane, carrying a balloon that read "60".

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10. Orrin Hatch took to social media to post a photo of himself and his Eliane, carrying a balloon that read "60".

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11. Orrin Hatch voted with the Republican Party 87.4 percent of the time, which ranked 22nd among the 46 Senate Republican members as of June 2013.

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12. Orrin Hatch voted with the Republican Party 86 percent of the time, which ranked 29th among the 45 Senate Republican members as of August 2014.

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13. Orrin Hatch ranked as the 49th most wealthy senator in 2012.

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14. Orrin Hatch paid his congressional staff a total of $2,439,498 in 2011.

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15. On November 2, 1976, Orrin Hatch won election to the United States Senate.

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16. On November 2, 1982, Orrin Hatch won re-election to the United States Senate.

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17. On November 8, 1988, Orrin Hatch won re-election to the United States Senate.

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18. On November 8, 1994, Orrin Hatch won re-election to the United States Senate.

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19. On November 7, 2000, Orrin Hatch won re-election to the United States Senate.

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20. Orrin Hatch endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.

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21. On June 25, 2013, Orrin Hatch announced that he would vote in favor of the Senate's immigration legislation.

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22. Orrin Hatch voted with the 17 Republican and the 55 Democratic members in favor of the bill.

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23. Orrin Hatch was one of 30 Republican senators who did not support the filibuster.

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24. Orrin Hatch voted for the confirmation of John Brennan as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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25. Orrin Hatch voted with 42 Republicans, 30 Democrats and one independent in favor of the bill.

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26. Orrin Hatch voted with nine other Republican senators to confirm Lynch.

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27. Orrin Hatch voted with 51 Republicans and four Democrats to proceed to the measure of disapproval.

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28. Orrin Hatch voted with 53 other Republicans and four Democrats to proceed to the measure of disapproval.

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29. Orrin Hatch voted with 52 other Republican senators to approve the bill.

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30. Orrin Hatch voted with 50 other Republican senators to approve the bill.

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31. Orrin Hatch was one of 47 Republicans to vote in favor of the bill.

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32. Orrin Hatch voted with 47 other Republican senators to approve the bill.

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33. Orrin Hatch served as the president pro tempore of the Senate from 2015 to 2019.

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34. Orrin Hatch took to social media to post a photo of himself and his Eliane, carrying a balloon that read "60".

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35. Orrin Hatch took to social media to post a photo of himself and his Eliane, carrying a balloon that read "60".

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36. Orrin Hatch took to social media to post a photo of himself and his Eliane, carrying a balloon that read "60".

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37. Orrin Hatch took to social media to post a photo of himself and his Eliane, carrying a balloon that read "60".

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38. Orrin Hatch took to social media to post a photo of himself and his Eliane, carrying a balloon that read "60".

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39. Orrin Hatch gave Roll Call a behind-the-scenes look at his office before he left.

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40. Orrin Hatch moved into Hart 104 when the building first opened in 1982 and vacated the space upon his retirement in December.

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41. Orrin Hatch took to social media to post a photo of himself and his Eliane, carrying a balloon that read "60".

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42. Orrin Hatch took to social media to post a photo of himself and his Eliane, carrying a balloon that read "60".

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43. Orrin Hatch took to social media to post a photo of himself and his Eliane, carrying a balloon that read "60".

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44. Orrin Hatch took to social media to post a photo of himself and his Eliane, carrying a balloon that read "60".

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45. Orrin Hatch took to social media to post a photo of himself and his Eliane, carrying a balloon that read "60".

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46. Orrin Hatch took to social media to post a photo of himself and his Eliane, carrying a balloon that read "60".

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47. Orrin Hatch became the President pro tempore of the Senate in January 2015.

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48. Orrin Hatch was a vocal supporter of Donald Trump during his 2016 race to the nation's highest office.

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49. Orrin Hatch worked as an attorney in Pittsburgh and in Utah.

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50. Orrin Hatch cosponsored the Missing Children Act, which established the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, as well as the Comprehensive Smoking Education Act (1984), which required that cigarette packaging carry warnings from the surgeon general about the dangers of smoking.

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51. Orrin Hatch serves as a member of the board of directors of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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52. Orrin Hatch is a founder and co-chair of the Federalist Society, a conservative organization of lawyers.

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53. Orrin Hatch has since served in various positions in the LDS Church including as a bishop.

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54. In 2009, the Washington Times reported that Orrin Hatch said "My son, Scott, does not lobby me or anyone in my office".

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55. Orrin Hatch voted for the impeachment of President Bill Clinton in 1999, saying "committing crimes of moral turpitude such as perjury and obstruction of justice go to the heart of qualification for public office.

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56. Orrin Hatch said, "If that was true, I think it would be hard for senators to not consider who the judge is today.

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57. In June 2013, Orrin Hatch commented on a G8 proposal that tax authorities in the world's largest economies openly share information among themselves in order to fight tax evasion.

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58. Orrin Hatch pushed legislation for the Equal Opportunity to Govern Amendment, which would amend Article 2, Section I, Clause 5 of the United States Constitution.

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59. Orrin Hatch discovered a clause in the proposed Treaty of Peace and Friendship with Kiribati and Tuvalu to pay at least $100 million to residents of the Marshall Islands for injuries similar to those of Utahns, and Hatch took the treaty hostage.

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60. Orrin Hatch has long been a proponent of expanding intellectual property rights, and introduced the Senate version of the Copyright Term Extension Act in 1997.

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61. Orrin Hatch was a strong supporter of Jay Bybee during Bybee's confirmation hearings for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, stating "I've seen a lot of people around and a lot of judges and I don't know of anybody who has any greater qualifications or any greater ability in the law than you have.

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62. Orrin Hatch took a leading role in the Senate confirmation hearings of Clarence Thomas in October 1991.

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63. Orrin Hatch critiqued President Donald Trump's 2017 executive order to temporarily shut down seven Muslim countries entered until better screening methods are devised.

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64. Orrin Hatch proposed the DREAM Act, which would provide a pathway to citizenship for the children of undocumented immigrants, who were children when their parents came to the United States.

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65. On March 25, 2014, Orrin Hatch cosponsored the Emergency Medical Services for Children Reauthorization Act of 2014 in the Senate.

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66. In 2018, Orrin Hatch said that Obamacare supporters were "the stupidest, dumbass people I've ever met".

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67. Orrin Hatch opposed President Barack Obama's health reform legislation; he voted against the Affordable Care Act in December 2009, and he voted against the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

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68. Orrin Hatch voted in favor of passing a Balanced Budget Amendment on at least 9 occasions.

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69. Orrin Hatch voted in favor of the 2008 legislation that established the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

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70. Orrin Hatch said, "This bipartisan bill will help defeat terrorism and keep America safe.

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71. In 1995, Orrin Hatch was the leading figure behind the senate's anti-terrorism bill, to a large extent a response to the Oklahoma City Bombing.

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72. In 2007, Orrin Hatch became the longest-serving US Senator in Utah history, eclipsing previous record-holder Reed Smoot.

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73. Orrin Hatch claimed his website was more user-friendly than Bush's.

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74. On January 2, 2018, Orrin Hatch announced that he would retire from the Senate and that he would not seek re-election in November.

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75. Orrin Hatch honored by President Trump with nation's highest civilian medal.

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76. Orrin Hatch started his career in the Senate in 1976, when Gerald.

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77. Orrin Hatch is another recipient who has certainly been one of the President's greatest cheerleaders in Washington DC.

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78. Orrin Hatch said in a statement posted on Twitter Wednesday.

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79. Senator Orrin Hatch is one of the longest serving Senators in American history, having represented Utah for more than 41 years.

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80. Orrin Hatch retires after representing the state for 41 years.

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81. Orrin Hatch tweeted Tuesday that Romney will "ensure Utah has a great seat at the table in the years to come.

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82. Orrin Hatch retiring or not returning to Capitol Hill—it's hard to say whether or how that policy might advance.

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83. Senator Orrin Hatch is stepping aside after serving more than four decades in the US Senate.

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84. Senator Orrin Hatch is finishing up his 42nd and final year in the US Senate.

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85. Orrin Hatch tweeted a photo with Taylor on Saturday, calling the soldier "a hero, a patriot, a wonderful father, and a dear friend.

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86. Orrin Hatch wrote: "Brent was a hero, a patriot, a wonderful father, and a dear friend.

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87. Orrin Hatch announced his plan to retire in January 2018.

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88. Orrin Hatch offers a good piece of advice for Kavanaugh detractors: 'Grow up!'.

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89. Orrin Hatch shared several tributes to Taylor on Twitter, describing him as a "hero.

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90. Orrin Hatch retiring at the end of this term, there's already a guaranteed change to come for the Senate Finance Committee.

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91. Orrin Hatch told Roll Call the Senate is "highly unlikely" to pass a 10 percent tax cut for the middle class even after the midterm elections.

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92. Orrin Hatch visited Croatia last week where he received recognition from the government and paid tribute to a former BYU basketball star.

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93. Orrin Hatch pays tribute to ex-BYU basketball star, receives award on Croatia visit.

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94. Orrin Hatch appeared as himself in Steven Soderbergh's Oscar-winning drama Traffic, in a brief cameo in a scene set during a Washington DC cocktail party.

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95. Orrin Hatch served as a LDS missionary in what was called the "Great Lakes States Mission" essentially covering large parts of Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

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96. In 2017, Orrin Hatch was one of 22 senators to sign a letter to President Donald Trump urging the President to have the United States withdraw from the Paris Agreement.

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97. In 1980, Orrin Hatch spoke in favor of rolling back provisions of the Fair Housing Act enforced by the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.

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98. In 2010, Orrin Hatch defended the right of a private organization to build a mosque on private property in downtown Manhattan, citing this law and defense of the freedom of religion.

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99. Orrin Hatch was the main author of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, which protected all religions' right to build church facilities on private property.

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100. In 2017, Orrin Hatch voted to prevent online and telecommunication privacy protections from taking effect.

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101. Orrin Hatch introduced the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act, narrowing the broad authority of the DEA to suspend drug "manufacturers, distributors, and dispensers".

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