Read our 2016 Report Card for Hatch.
Our unique analysis of the bills Hatch has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hatch is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Orrin Hatch sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Finance
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Health Care
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight
- Member, Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth
- Vice Chairman, Joint Committee on Taxation
- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
- Member, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
- Member, Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts
- Member, Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law
- Senate Special Committee on Aging
Hatch was the primary sponsor of 167 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S.J.Res. 33: A joint resolution disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by qualified State political subdivisions for non-governmental employees.
- S.J.Res. 32: A joint resolution disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by States for non-governmental employees.
- S. 2873 (114th): ECHO Act
- S. 3155 (114th): Foreign Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional Immunity Clarification Act
- S. 1890 (114th): Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
- S. 483 (114th): Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016
- S. 2794 (114th): American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Hatch sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (27%) Crime and Law Enforcement (16%) Health (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Social Welfare (10%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) Labor and Employment (7%) Immigration (5%)
Some of Hatch’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Con.Res. 16: A concurrent resolution expressing support for strengthening engagement between the United States and ...
- S. 1124: Patrick T. Carothers U.S. Marshals Service Hiring Improvement Act of 2017
- S. 1121: College Transparency Act
- S. 1086: A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to remove the prohibition ...
- S. 1048: Enhanced Clinical Trial Design Act of 2017
- S. 1053: A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to issue new resource ...
- S. 1015: National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2017
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H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
On the Nomination PN327: Paula Xinis, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland
May 16, 2016. Nomination Confirmed 53/34.
On the Nomination PN1152: John B. King, of New York, to be Secretary of Education
Mar 14, 2016. Nomination Confirmed 49/40.
H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
On the Nomination PN4: Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney General
Apr 23, 2015. Nomination Confirmed 56/43.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
H.J.Res. 48 (112th): Additional Continuing Appropriations Amendments, 2011
Mar 17, 2011. Joint Resolution Passed 87/13.
H.J.Res. 44 (112th): Further Continuing Appropriations Amendments, 2011
Mar 2, 2011. Joint Resolution Passed 91/9.
H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
On the Nomination PN64-6: Timothy F. Geithner, of New York, to be Secretary of the Treasury
Jan 26, 2009. Nomination Confirmed 60/34.
From Jan 1977 to May 2017, Hatch missed 497 of 14,576 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is worse than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills