Sen. Orrin Hatch

Senator from Utah, Republican

Hatch, a Republican, has been a senator from Utah since Jan 4, 1977 (next election in 2018).



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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Hatch for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Orrin Hatch sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hatch sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (27%) Health (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Social Welfare (13%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) Transportation and Public Works (4%)

Recent Bills

Some of Hatch’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1977 to Sep 2016, Hatch missed 497 of 14,431 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is worse than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: