Orrin Hatch

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Orrin Hatch
Orrin Hatch.jpg
U.S. Senate, Utah
In office
January 3, 1977-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2019
Years in position 38
PredecessorFrank E. Moss (D)
President Pro Tempore of the Senate
January 6, 2015
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$19.98 in 2012
First elected1976
Next generalNovember 2018
Term limitsN/A
High schoolBaldwin Public High School
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University
J.D.University of Pittsburgh
Date of birthMarch 22, 1934
Place of birthPittsburgh, Pa.
Net worth$2,854,035
ReligionChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Office website
Campaign website
Orrin Grant Hatch (b. March 22, 1934, in Pittsburgh, Pa.) is a Republican member of the U.S. Senate. Hatch was first elected to the Senate in 1976 and was most recently re-elected in 2012.[1]

Hatch became the President Pro Tempore of the Senate on January 6, 2015. Hatch is also the longest tenured Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Hatch is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.


Hatch graduated from Baldwin Public High School. He then earned his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. After graduating from law school and passing the Pennsylvania bar, Hatch practiced law in Pittsburgh, Pa. and then in Utah.[3]


Below is an abbreviated outline of Hatch's academic, professional and political career:[4]

  • 1977-Present: U.S. Senator from Utah
    • 2015-Present: President Pro Tempore of the Senate

Committee assignments

U.S. Senate


Hatch serves on the following committees:[5]


Hatch served on the following Senate committees:[6]

  • Committee on Finance Ranking Member
    • The Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
    • The Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight
    • The Subcommittee on Healthcare
  • Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
    • Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety
    • Subcommittee on Children and Families
  • Judiciary Committee
    • Subcommittee on Oversight, Federal Rights and Agency Action Ranking Member
    • Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law
    • Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security
    • Subcommittee on The Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights
  • Special Committee on Aging


Hatch served on the following committees:[7]

  • Committee on Finance Ranking member
    • Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure
    • Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth
    • Subcommittee on Health Care
    • Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
    • Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions and Family Policy
    • Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight
  • Judiciary Committee
    • Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism
    • Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security
    • Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law
  • Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
    • Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety
    • Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging

Key votes

113th Congress


The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 114 out of the 3,036 introduced bills (3.8 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[8] The Senate confirmed 13,949 out of 18,323 executive nominations received (76.1 percent). For more information pertaining to Hatch's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[9]

National security

John Brennan CIA nomination

Yea3.png Hatch voted for the confirmation of John Brennan as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The nomination was confirmed by the Senate on March 7, 2013, with a vote of 63 - 34. Most Democrats supported the nomination, while Republicans were somewhat divided with roughly one-third supporting the nomination.[10]

Drones filibuster

See also: Rand Paul filibuster of John Brennan's CIA Nomination in March 2013

On March 6, 2013, Senator Rand Paul (R) led a 13-hour filibuster of President Obama's CIA Director nominee, John Brennan. Paul started the filibuster in order to highlight his concerns about the administration's drone policies. In particular, Paul said he was concerned about whether a drone could be used to kill an American citizen within the United States border, without any due process involved. Paul and other civil liberties activists criticized President Obama for not offering a clear response to the question. A total of 14 senators joined Paul in the filibuster -- 13 Republicans and one Democrat.[11][12][13]

According to the website Breitbart, Hatch was one of 30 Republican senators who did not support the filibuster.[14][15]

The day after the filibuster, Attorney General Eric Holder sent a letter to Paul, responding to the filibuster. Holder wrote, "Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on U.S. soil? The answer to that is no."[16]


Farm bill

Yea3.png On February 4, 2014, the Democratic controlled Senate approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[17] It passed the Senate with a vote of 68-32. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that will kick in when prices drop; however, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[18] Hatch joined with 19 other Republican senators in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 16, 2014, the Democratic-controlled Senate approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[19][20] The Senate voted 72-26 for the 1,582 page bill, with 17 Republicans and 55 Democrats voting in favor of the bill.[20] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[21] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and left the Affordable Care Act without any drastic cuts. Hatch voted with the 17 Republican and the 55 Democratic members in favor of the bill.[19][20]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png During the shutdown in October 2013, the Senate rejected, down party lines, every House-originated bill that stripped the budget of funding for the Affordable Care Act. A deal was reached late on October 16, 2013, just hours before the debt ceiling deadline. The bill to reopen the government, H.R. 2775, lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[22] The final vote on H.R. 2775 was 81-18, with all 18 votes against the bill from Republican members. Hatch voted with the Democratic Party for the bill.[23]

During the shutdown, Hatch said he would "donate his paycheck to the LDS church."[24]

No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013

Nay3.png Hatch voted against H.R.325 -- No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013. The bill passed the Senate on January 31, 2013, with a vote of 64 - 34. The purpose of the bill was to temporarily suspend the debt ceiling and withhold the pay of members of Congress until a budget could be passed. The vote largely followed party lines with Democrats overwhelmingly supporting it and many Republicans in opposition to the bill.[25]


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.
Mexico-U.S. border

Yea3.png Hatch voted for Senate Amendment 1197 -- Requires the Completion of the Fence Along the United States-Mexico Border. The amendment was rejected by the Senate on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 39 - 54. The purpose of the amendment was to require the completion of 350 miles of fence described in the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 before registered provisional immigrant status may be granted. It would also require 700 miles of fence be completed before the status of registered provisional immigrants may be changed to permanent resident status. The vote followed party lines.[26]

Social issues

Violence Against Women (2013)

Nay3.png Hatch voted against S.47 -- Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. The bill was passed by the Senate on February 12, 2013, with a vote of 78 - 22. The purpose of the bill was to combat violence against women, from domestic violence to international trafficking in persons. All 22 dissenting votes were cast by Republicans.[27]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal cliff

Yea3.png Hatch voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003, while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. The bill was passed in the Senate by an 89 - 8 vote on January 1, 2013.[28]


On The Issues Vote Match

Hatch's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Hatch is a Moderate Conservative. Hatch received a score of 26 percent on social issues and 64 percent on economic issues.[29]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[30]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Favors Keep God in the public sphere Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Opposes Human needs over animal rights Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Favors
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Opposes Maintain US sovereignty from UN Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Opposes Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Opposes Never legalize marijuana Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[29] If you notice the rating has changed, email us.

National security

Letter to Iran

On March 9, 2015, Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) wrote a letter to Iran's leadership, warning them that signing a nuclear deal with the Obama administration without congressional approval was merely an "executive agreement." The letter also stated that "The next president could revoke such an executive agreement with the stroke of a pen and future Congresses could modify the terms of the agreement at any time." The letter was signed by 47 Republican members of the Senate. Hatch was one of the 47 who signed the letter. No Democrats signed it.[31]

The letter caused intense backlash from both the Obama administration and the public. Vice President Joe Biden said of the letter, "In thirty-six years in the United States Senate, I cannot recall another instance in which senators wrote directly to advise another country — much less a longtime foreign adversary — that the president does not have the constitutional authority to reach a meaningful understanding with them."[32] On Twitter, the hashtag "47Traitors" became the top trending topic in the world, and a debate raged as to whether the 47 who signed the letter were traitors or patriots.[33]

Immigration reform

On June 25, 2013, Hatch announced that he would vote in favor of the Senate's immigration legislation.[34]

In a column in the Salt Lake Tribune Hatch wrote, “Is this legislation perfect or what I would have drafted? Absolutely not. But as it stands now, the Senate immigration bill makes sure that these 11 million people are paying into society, and fixes many of the pressing issues associated with our broken immigration system. That’s why I will vote for it this week.”[34]

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Orrin Hatch endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [35]

Campaign themes


Hatch's campaign website listed the following issues:[36]

  • Finance Committee
Excerpt: "Senator Hatch will likely be the next chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. This means that for the first time in 80 years, a Utahn will be able to set a pro-growth, pro-job creation agenda for America."
  • Balanced Budget Amendment
Excerpt: "Reducing spending, restoring Constitutional limits on the size of government, and balancing Washington's books are essential to our nation's future. A pivotal piece of accomplishing that goal is to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution. I have led this charge by sponsoring and co-sponsoring a Balanced Budget Amendment 24 times during my tenure."
  • Hatch vs. ObamaCare
Excerpt: "Orrin Hatch was the first member of Congress to challenge the constitutionality of the individual mandate, requiring Americans to purchase health insurance."
  • Repeal ObamaCare
Excerpt: "Health care choices should not be made by the federal government and bureaucrats; they should be made by consumers and patients. The unconstitutional federal mandate forces citizens to purchase health care while making it more expensive for employers to provide insurance."
  • Utah Lands
Excerpt: "One of the more troubling issues facing the people of Utah is the federal governments stranglehold on Utah's lands. More than 60 percent of the land in Utah is owned by the federal government, which means that people thousands of miles away in Washington have more say over Utah lands than the folks who live here."



See also: United States Senate elections in Utah, 2012

Hatch won re-election in 2012. He and Dan Liljenquist defeated Kevin Fisk, Dale Ash, Loy Arlan Brunson, Tim Aalders, Jeremy Friedbaum, Christopher Herrod, William Lawrence and David Chiu in the Republican convention.[1] Liljenquist and Hatch went on to compete in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012, and Hatch won.[37][38] He then prevailed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[39]

U.S. Senate, Utah, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngOrrin G. Hatch Incumbent 65.8% 657,608
     Democratic Scott Howell 30.2% 301,873
     Constitution Shaun Lynn McCausland 3.2% 31,905
     Utah Justice Daniel Geery 0.8% 8,342
     Independent Bill Barron 0% 0
Total Votes 999,728
Source: Utah Lieutenant Governor, "2012 General Election Results"

Tea party challenge

In response to primary challenges from tea party candidates, Hatch said, "These people are not conservatives. They're not Republicans. They're radical libertarians and I'm doggone offended by it."[40]

Voting record

Prior to advancing to the general election in 2012, Hatch was characterized as following Sen. Mike Lee (Utah)'s lead on most issues to pull himself to the right. Lee, Utah's junior senator, defeated Republican incumbent Bob Bennett in 2010. Before the 2012 primary, Hatch opposed Lee on only 16.8 percent of votes. After, however, the differences increased to 25.7 percent. As of September 2013, Hatch and Lee were on different sides of an issue on over one-quarter of all votes.[41]

Full history

Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Hatch attends.

Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Comprehensive donor information for Hatch is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Hatch raised a total of $23,575,465 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 25, 2013.[48]

Orrin Hatch's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. Senate (Utah) Won $11,577,851
2006 U.S. Senate (Utah) Won $6,580,325
2000 U.S. Senate (Utah) Won $5,417,289
Grand Total Raised $23,575,465


Hatch won re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Hatch's campaign committee raised a total of $11,577,851 and spent $13,140,209.[49]

Cost per vote

Hatch spent $19.98 per vote received in 2012.

Out-of-state donations

According to an Open Secrets report, Hatch ranked among the top ten Senate candidates receiving out-of-state donations during the 2012 election cycle. He received $5,360,274, or 88.5 percent, of his donations from outside of Utah.[50]


Breakdown of the source of Hatch's campaign funds before the 2006 election.

Hatch won re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2006. During that re-election cycle, Hatch's campaign committee raised a total of $6,580,325 and spent $4,884,695.[51]

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of two different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Hatch's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $1,474,070 to $4,234,000. That averages to $2,854,035, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Senate members in 2012 of $6,956,438.47. Hatch ranked as the 49th most wealthy senator in 2012.[52] Between 2004 and 2012, Hatch‘s calculated net worth[53] increased by an average of 1 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[54]

Orrin Hatch Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
Growth from 2004 to 2012:6%
Average annual growth:1%[55]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[56]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Hatch received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Pharmaceuticals/Health Products industry.

From 1989-2014, 27.29 percent of Hatch's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[57]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Orrin Hatch Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $29,502,754
Total Spent $29,046,954
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$2,178,863
Securities & Investment$1,915,291
Lawyers/Law Firms$1,788,326
Health Professionals$982,209
% total in top industry7.39%
% total in top two industries13.88%
% total in top five industries27.29%


Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[58]

Hatch most often votes with:

Hatch least often votes with:

Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Hatch was a "moderate Republican leader," as of August 2014.[59] This was the same rating Hatch received in July 2013.[60]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Hatch missed 481 of 13,810 roll call votes from January 1977 to July 2014. This amounts to 3.5 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.0 percent among current senators as of July 2014.[61]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Hatch paid his congressional staff a total of $2,439,498 in 2011. He ranked 24th on the list of the lowest paid Republican senatorial staff salaries and ranked 33rd overall of the lowest paid senatorial staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Utah ranked 43rd in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senate congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.[62]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.


Hatch ranked 29th in the conservative rankings in 2013.[63]


Hatch ranked 10th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[64]


Hatch ranked 15th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[65]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.


Orrin Hatch voted with the Republican Party 86 percent of the time, which ranked 29th among the 45 Senate Republican members as of August 2014.[66]


Orrin Hatch voted with the Republican Party 87.4 percent of the time, which ranked 22nd among the 46 Senate Republican members as of June 2013.[67]


Hatch and his wife, Elaine, have six children.[68]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Frank Moss
U.S. Senate - Utah
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Patrick Leahy
President Pro Tempore- U.S. Senate
Succeeded by