Introduction: Orrin Hatch (Orrin Grant Hatch) is a US Senator from Utah serving as the President pro tempore since January 2015. He is the most senior Republican in the Senate and is active to secure US’s borders and bring fiscal restraints back to Washington.
Birth and family status of Orrin Hatch: Orrin was born on March 22, 1934 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in Baldwin. His great-grandfather was the founder of Vernal, Utah. He is married to Elaine Hatch and is the proud father of 6 children, 23 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
School and college life of Orrin Hatch: Orrin, the first from his family to attend college, graduated with a BS in history from Brigham Young University. He received a Juris Doctor from the School of Law, University of Pittsburgh.
Work experience of Orrin Hatch: Even before graduating, Hatch was working as a janitor, a construction worker and a dormitory desk attendant. He then worked as an attorney in Pittsburgh and Utah before moving to politics.
Political career of Orrin Hatch: Orrin was first elected to the Senate in 1976 and served six terms. He was re-elected in 2012. Though he failed a bid for the presidential nomination in 2000, his political career never lost its touch. Subsequently, Orrin became the President pro tempore of the United States Senate in 2015.
Achievement of Orrin Hatch: Hatch has been fighting to stop the forced unionization of American workers. He also works tirelessly to end the reckless spending that threatens to bankrupt the US. He introduced the Balanced Budget Amendment and also voted in favor of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. Furthermore, Hatch also fought to get conservative judges nominated to the Supreme Court.
Committee Orrin Hatch is assigned to:
- Chairman of the Committee on Finance
- Committee on the Judiciary
- Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
- The special committee on Aging
- The Joint Committee on Taxation
- The Impeachment Trial Committee on the Articles against Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr.
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Salary of Orrin Hatch