Author Archives: Orrin's Musings

Hatch Statement on Nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to Serve as HHS Secretary

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee that oversees the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), issued the following statement after President Obama nominated Sylvia Mathews Burwell to serve as HHS … Read More

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Hatch gives statement at fiscal year budget meeting

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, today delivered the following remarks at a committee hearing examining the President’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: … Read More

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Hatch On CMS Decision to Scale Back Proposed Medicare Advantage Cuts

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, today issued the following statement after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) announced its decision to pare back previously proposed cuts to the market-driven Medicare Advantage … Read More

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HATCH ON SUPREME COURT DECISION ON CAMPAIGN FINANCE LIMITS

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a current member and former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today praised the Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, which found that limits on the total amount of money donors can … Read More

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Hatch Calls for Return to Bipartisan, Bicameral Talks to Advance Bill to Permanently Fix Broken SGR Formula

WASHINGTON – In a speech on the Senate floor today, Finance Committee Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) urged his colleagues to support legislation (H.R. 4302) to extend the “doc fix” for one year and further called on Congress to return … Read More

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HATCH STATEMENT ON SENATE UKRAINE LEGISLATION

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) issued the following statement today after voting for legislation that will provide needed aid for Ukraine: “With Russia holding more than 100,000 military forces around Ukraine and thousands more stationed in Crimea, it’s … Read More

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HATCH, MATHESON INTRODUCE BILL TO ENSURE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Rep. Jim Matheson (UT-04) have introduced legislation to reauthorize the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program.  Now in its 30th year, the EMSC program is dedicated to ensuring emergency medical services (EMS) … Read More

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HATCH ON SUPREME COURT ORAL ARGUMENTS ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a current member and former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a lead author of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), issued the following statement today after the Supreme Court heard oral … Read More

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FOUR YEARS LATER: WHAT AMERICAN FAMILIES & JOB CREATORS ARE SAYING ABOUT OBAMACARE

“Fear and uncertainty,” “immediate confusion,” “premiums will double,” “re-evaluating jobs,” and “fewer choices” is how American families, job creators, and health care experts are talking about the President’s signature domestic policy, ObamaCare, which was signed into law nearly four years ago on … Read More

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ObamaCare: Another Day, Another Delay

ObamaCare, the president’s signature domestic policy achievement, turns four at the end of the week. But after so many missed deadlines, delays and unilateral changes to the new law the American people have more cause for confusion than celebration.   … Read More

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