Sen. Orrin Hatch

Senator from Utah, Republican

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

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Analysis

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: