The ORRIN G. HATCH Webpage
(Republican - Utah)
Senator, 1977-present [elected 1976 (54%), re-elected 1982 (58%),
1988 (67%) and 1994 (69%)]. Chairman, US Senate Judiciary Committee.
Practicing Attorney, 1962-76. First in Pennsylvania then in Utah until
his election to the Senate.
Brigham Young University, 1959. J.D., University of Pittsburgh,
March 22, 1934 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Married to Elaine
Hansen Hatch. Six children. Latter Day Saint (Mormon).
"I'm officially in the ring
and I'm going to do
everything I possibly can
to carry the message ...Hatch says his top issues are fighting crime,
Ronald Reagan carried," especially juvenile crime, bridging racial and class
he told CNN's " Larrydivisions, and rebuilding the U.S. military.
Orrin Hatch homepage
The following information is from Selectsmart.com
Abortion issues: Pro-life. Hatch said he hopes the next president
will appoint pro-life
justices, but has also said that he would never rule out a running mate based on his
Affirmative action: Opposes affirmative action. Believes that racial
quotas serve to
divide the country's people, not unify them so that they all compete under equal
standards. Supports hate crime legislation.
Campaign finance: Opposes McCain-Feingold bill, saying that it would
violate the First
Amendment. Believes in total and immediate disclosure.
Crime: Sen. Orrin Hatch announced today that over $1.3 million will
be shared by
three Utah communities to help hire additional law enforcement officers. Hatch
introduced a bill to fund state investigations of hate crimes, and to let federal prosecutors
pursue hate crimes when the defendant crosses state lines. It does not extend protections
to gays and lesbians or those with disabilities. Hatch described what he calls the
“Hatch 10-20-life” plan, which says anyone who commits a felony while in possession of
a gun should be sentenced to 10 years in prison. Someone who fires a gun while
committing a felony would get 20 years, and someone who harms or kills
someone would get life in prison.
Defense spending: On the votes that the Peace Action considered to be the most
important in 1998, Senator Hatch voted their preferred position 0 percent of the time.
On the votes that the Council for a Livable World considered to be the most
important in 1997-1998, Senator Hatch voted their preferred position 10 percent
of the time. On the votes that the Campaign for U.N. Reform considered to be the most
important in 1997-1998 Senator Hatch voted their preferred position 25 percent of
the time. On the votes that the Center for Security Policy considered to be the most
important in 1997, Senator Hatch voted their preferred position 50 percent of the
time. On the votes that the American Security Council considered to be the most
important in 1993-1994, Senator Hatch voted their preferred position 100 percent
of the time. On the votes that the JustLife Education Fund - Arms Reduction considered
to be the most important in 1991, Senator Hatch voted their preferred position 0 percent
of the time. On the votes that the Professional's Coalition for Nuclear Arms Control
considered to be the most important in 1991, Senator Hatch voted their preferred
position 0 percent of the time. Drug policy: America’s history of fighting illegal drugs has
been long and tiring, but now is not the time to give up it is a time to fight smarter and
Homosexual issues: While Hatch said he is tolerant of all people, he does believe that
homosexuality is contrary to the Bible. "It's a religious belief to me that homosexuality flies
in the face of biblical teachings," he said, noting he can't determine "whether it's a
genetic predisposition or whether it is a choice."
Source: Associated Press. Said Hatch "The name Matthew Shepard synonymous
(is) with Laramie, Wyoming I am committed in my view that the Senate must lead and
speak against hate crimes."
Education money: Supports school choice. Wants to decentralize educational
bureaucracy. Supports tax breaks for education savings accounts.
Environment: On the votes that the League of Conservation Voters considered to be the
most important in 1998, Senator Hatch voted their preferred position 7 percent of the
time. On the votes that the Fund For Animals considered to be the most important in
1995-1996, Senator Hatch voted their preferred position 25 percent of the time.
POSITION: We believe
that Hatch's strongly held
religious beliefs would sway him
to support the teaching of
Foreign policy: Interventionist.
Believes in strengthening
national security. Wants to
Gun control: Opposes gun
control. Supports tougher
enforcement of gun-control laws
already on the books. Opposes
legislative measures he says
were drawn in haste in the wake
of the Colorado shooting, but
supports mandatory locks on all
Health care: Opposes
Government sponsored health
care programs. Sponsor of the
patients' bill of rights. His work
on the Senate Labor and Human
Resources Committee has led to
children's health insurance
proposals and penalties for drug
manufacturers that defraud the
Moral issues: On the votes that
the Christian Coalition
considered to be the most
important in 1997-1998 ,
Senator Hatch voted their
preferred position 82 percent of
the time. On the votes that the
Christian Voice considered to
be the most important in
1991-1992, Senator Hatch voted
their preferred position 93
percent of the time.
Social security: Reform Social
Security. Supports bipartisan
cooperation to save Social
Security and Medicare, and
believes reform should be a
Tax policy: Says that taxes need
to be reduced. Was instrumental
in helping cut tax rates under
Trade issues: Supports free
Orrin Hatch is a U.S. Senator
from Utah. Senator Hatch was a
practicing attorney, first in
Pennsylvania, then in Utah, until
his election to the United States
Senate in 1976. He seeks the
Individual contributions from $200 to$999 $153,269 (11.5%)
Individual contributions of less than $200- $345,478 (25.7%)
PAC contributions- $50,500 (3.8%)
Candidate self-financing- $0
Other- $100,000 (7.6%)
Orrin Hatch should appeal to most of the Republicans. His beliefs
are conservative and it looks like he would try to pass radical conservative
laws. He would appeal to people who would like to save money who
have no opinion on controversial issue or radical conservatives.Click
Here for an article about that.
Here's an article on Hatch's use of a private jet. People suspect that the jet owner is trying to use Hatch to get his view across to a political decisions maker. Hatch handles it cleanly showing that he pays for the ride and threfore no favors were done.
Author: Kenn W. , Rob C.