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 131 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- 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
- S. 2282 (114th): Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act of 2015
- S. 481 (114th): Improving Regulatory Transparency for New Medical Therapies Act
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Hatch sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (28%) Crime and Law Enforcement (15%) Health (14%) Social Welfare (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Labor and Employment (7%) Government Operations and Politics (5%)
Some of Hatch’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 653: Career and Technical Education State Flexibility Act
- S. 664: A bill to approve the settlement of the water rights claims of the ...
- S. 618: Lawful Interstate Transportation of Firearms Act
- S. 604: Highway Rights-of-Way Permitting Efficiency Act of 2017
- S.J.Res. 32: A joint resolution disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating ...
- S.J.Res. 33: A joint resolution disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating ...
- S.J.Res. 24: A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States ...
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|Hatch’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
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 ...
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.
H.R. 6124 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
Jun 5, 2008. Bill Passed 77/15.
From Jan 1977 to Mar 2017, Hatch missed 497 of 14,536 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