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Orrin Hatch's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (UT) - Sr, Republican President Pro Tempore
Date Title
July 18, 2018 Executive Session
July 16, 2018 "The left tries and fails to create the appearance of widespread opposition to Kavanaugh--with embarrassing results. Those who know Judge Kavanaugh and his history well know him to be a mainstream nominee with the experience and temperament for #SCOTUS"
July 15, 2018 Hatch: "They'll try and destroy Judge Kavanaugh, but he can handle it"
July 14, 2018 Tweet - "The pattern continues-- those who know Judge Kavanaugh and his work best believe he belongs on the United States Supreme Court. #ConfirmKavanaugh"
July 12, 2018 Tweet - "As the left warns that "people will die" if Kavanaugh is confirmed, remember that this crying-wolf strategy is not new. In 1990 the Women's Defense Fund warned nominee *David Souter* was a threat to "lives, health, and livelihoods of millions of women."
July 12, 2018 Tweet - "On what Kavanaugh's understanding of the proper role of a judge will mean: "It would be good for the country's stability if a Kavanaugh Court disincentivized the left from using the courts to push the far edges of the social envelope." #ConfirmKavanaugh"
July 12, 2018 Tweet - "There's a simple solution to the terrible bind. Accept that Judge Kavanaugh is a mainstream nominee, one of the most qualified judges in the country, and deserving of their support. Then join us in voting to confirm him. #ConfirmKavanaugh"
July 12, 2018 Tweet - "A constant theme from those who know Kavanaugh across the political spectrum: "Above all, he believes in the law and wants to figure out, without prejudging, what it requires."
July 11, 2018 Hatch on the Supreme Court Fight: "The Democrats are playing politics"
July 11, 2018 Hatch Meets with Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh
July 11, 2018 Hatch Sits Down with Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh
July 10, 2018 Hatch Statement on Additional $200 Billion in Tariffs Under Section 301
July 10, 2018 Hatch on the President's Supreme Court Nominee Judge Kavanaugh: "All You Could Ask For"
July 10, 2018 Hatch Statement on the Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Serve on the United States Supreme Court
July 9, 2018 Washington Examiner - I Will Lift Heaven and Earth to Get Judge Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court
July 9, 2018 Tweet - "Hatch on the President's Supreme Court Announcement: The 4 are outstanding, but it would be wonderful if he appointed Amy Coney Barrett. #SCOTUS #utpol"
July 8, 2018 Tweet - "HATCH on Fox News: The Senate will confirm a capable replacement for Justice Kennedy before November. #SCOTUS #utpol"
July 8, 2018 Tweet - "One of the most important considerations in the wake of the Kennedy vacancy, illustrated by several key #SCOTUS decisions in the last few months: compelled speech is one vote away. #utpol #SCOTUS"
July 6, 2018 Tweet - "Senator Hatch is looking forward to talking about the Stop School a Violence Act, and how young people can work with their elected officials to make change happen at the ⁦@TPUSA⁩ High School Leadership Summit! #HSLS2018 #utpol"
July 6, 2018 Tweet - "HATCH in the ⁦DNews⁩ this weekend: "Too much is at stake to allow politics to corrupt the Supreme Court confirmation process. That's why in the coming weeks, I will lift heaven and earth to see the president's nominee across the finish line." #utpol"
July 6, 2018 Hatch Visits Germany, Meets with Chancellor Merkel, Underscores Importance of Strong US-Germany Relations
July 6, 2018 Tweet - "As President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Hatch met with two heads of state this week in Europe, dozens of legislative leaders, ambassadors, US troops, and held a number of meetings focused on strengthening America's relationships abroad."
July 6, 2018 Deseret News - Orrin Hatch: What to Expect When Trump Nominates a New Supreme Court Justice
July 5, 2018 In Portugal, Hatch Meets with US Troops, President Rebelo de Sousa, Regional Leadership, and Tours LDS Temple
July 3, 2018 Tweet - "In Utah, tariffs and retaliatory tariffs are projected to have $103 million in export impacts from trading partners. #utpol"
July 2, 2018 Tweet - "Glad to see Democrat attacks on Judge Barrett so far have largely avoided the unacceptable religious test Judiciary Committee Democrats attempted to enforce last year."
July 2, 2018 Tweet - "Mormon electeds have dealt with this kind of uninformed attack for years. The founders avoided religious tests because ignorant, context-free cliff-notes representations of sacred religious practices shouldn't be used against qualified public servants"
July 2, 2018 Tweet - "Glad to see Democrat attacks on Judge Barrett so far have largely avoided the unacceptable religious test Judiciary Committee Democrats attempted to enforce last year."
July 2, 2018 Tweet- "While Thapar didn't receive a single D vote in 2017, he was confirmed to the District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky unanimously just ten years earlier. Democrats made no effort to explain why he was qualified in 2007 but not 2017."
June 29, 2018 Tweet - "Senate Democrats want a Supreme Court Justice who will act as a super-legislator, serving on a second Congress in order to advance their legislative agenda. But that's not what the Supreme Court is for."
June 29, 2018 Tweet - "No Doubt A Supreme Court Nominee Will Be Confirmed Before Midterms. #utpol"
June 29, 2018 Tweet - "As Democrats lay out a laundry list of political hopes for the next Supreme Court Justice, Senate Republicans will take the next few months to remind them that the role of #SCOTUS is to uphold the Constitution and interpret the law, now remake it in their own image. #utpol"
June 28, 2018 Finance Committee Advances Commerce, HHS & Tax Court Nominees
June 28, 2018 McConnell Announces Jay Khosla to Serve as Chief Economic Policy Counsel
June 28, 2018 Tweet - "The shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis is an attack on our First Amendment and our most fundamental rights. Today is a day to remember the importance of a free press, and our responsibility to defend the fourth estate."
June 28, 2018 Hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance - Opening Statement of Sen. Orrin Hatch, Hearing of Rettig Nomination
June 28, 2018 Time - Sen. Orrin Hatch: I Am Re-Committing to Civility
June 28, 2018 Tweet - "One of Democrats biggest challenges is that they emptied the procedural toolbox trying to stop, slow, stall every executive and judicial branch nominee in the last two years, many of whom they eventually voted to confirm. There are no new tools left in the toolbox. #SCOTUS"
June 28, 2018 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Hatch, Hearing on the Music Modernization Act
June 27, 2018 Hatch Statement on Janus Ruling
June 27, 2018 Hatch Statement on Administration's Investment Restrictions Announcement
June 27, 2018 Hatch Statement on Justice Kennedy's Retirement
June 27, 2018 Tweet - "HATCH on Justice Kennedy's retirement: "I congratulate Justice Kennedy on his service to our country. He has been a stalwart defender of the First Amendment and other important rights. I look forward to working with the administration over the coming weeks.." (1/2) #utpol"
June 27, 2018 Tweet - "Our Democrat colleagues entire strategy seems to be premised on the assumption that the American people don't understand the difference between a Presidential election and a midterm election. They understand."
June 27, 2018 Tweet - "While there was no precedent for confirming a Justice who had been nominated by an outgoing President in a Presidential election year, there's a great deal of precedence for confirming Supreme Court nominees nominated in a midterm election year, including Justice Kagan in 2010."
June 27, 2018 Tweet - "The Supreme Court could deliver a ruling on Janus v. AFSCME today. HATCH: "the Supreme Court has the opportunity to declare that the rights of freedom of speech and association extend to public sector employees, as surely as anyone else." #utpol https://www.hatch.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2018/2/hatch-statement-on-supreme-court-oral-arguments-on-labor-union-case …"
June 27, 2018 Tweet - "HATCH on the #JANUS decision: "Since the late 1970s, I have fought to protect the rights of workers against union compulsion. That fight has been at times lonely, but always right. Today, the cause advances one more step of the way."
June 26, 2018 Hearing of the Senate Finance Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Orrin Hatch, Hearing on Affordability and Innovation
June 26, 2018 Tweet - "HATCH on Civility: "I have said this many times before, but it bears repeating: Our words have consequences, and in an age of retweets, viral videos and shareable content, it's incumbent on all of us, then--from the President to Congress on down--to be responsible for our speech."
June 25, 2018 Roll Call - To Keep Drug Costs Low, Think Competition, Not Price Controls
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