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Politics Orrin Hatch

  • Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin has told senators that he would work to combat currency manipulation but would not give a clear answer on whether he currently views China as manipulating its yuan, according to a Senate Finance Committee document seen by Reuters on Monday. In written answers to supplemental questions from the committee following...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. In prepared testimony for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee, the Wall Street veteran said accusations his OneWest Bank had operated as a "foreclosure machine" were untrue and politically motivated. Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs executive, hedge fund...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, will defend his banking record in the aftermath of the financial crisis on Thursday and sell senators on why he should be given stewardship of the U.S. financial system. Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs executive, hedge fund manager and Hollywood film financier,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, will defend his banking record in the aftermath of the financial crisis on Thursday and sell senators on why he should be given stewardship of the U.S. financial system. Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs executive, hedge fund manager and Hollywood film financier,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for health secretary defended his personal stock investments and proposals to dismantle Obamacare on Wednesday in response to questioning by a U.S. Senate panel. He said an overhaul of the law will initially focus on individual health plans sold on online exchanges and the Medicaid program for the...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for health secretary was expected to face hard questions from a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday about his personal stock investments and proposals to dismantle Obamacare. The Department of Health and Human Services runs the Medicare program for the elderly, Medicaid for the poor and President Barack...

  • Dec 21- The U.S. Congress should consider overhauling its system of benefits for disabled people in Puerto Rico, who get almost no government help, according to a new report by a task force addressing the island's economic crisis. Orrin Hatch- a Republican from Utah who heads the bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth in Puerto Rico- did not...

  • Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) (L) holds a meeting with Steve Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be Treasury Secretary, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. December 8, 2016.

    Hatch tells CNBC on Monday he is confident President-elect Donald Trump can deliver meaningful tax reform next year.

  • Consultant Seema Verma, who helped Vice President-elect Mike Pence create a Medicaid expansion plan in Indiana, is his choice to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Democrats bemoan the choices, saying they will gut the 2010 law that gave insurance to about 20 million people through the creation of new individual health insurance and the...

  • Consultant Seema Verma, who helped Vice President-elect Mike Pence create a Medicaid expansion plan in Indiana, is his choice to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Democrats bemoan the choices, saying they will gut the 2010 law that gave insurance to about 20 million people through the creation of new individual health insurance and the...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Oct 11- Seven-year-old Luis Crespo Garcia can't run or ride a bike or do many other things most children take for granted. She said Luis's regular doctors told her that if she didn't want to wait a year and a half to see the specialist, the family had an unorthodox option: move to the mainland United States. Karen Garcia quit her restaurant job to...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- Mylan NV faced new scrutiny over price hikes for its anti-allergy EpiPen on Tuesday, with U.S. lawmakers calling for a probe of oversight of the company's rebates to government healthcare plans, while West Virginia said it was investigating whether Mylan defrauded its Medicaid department. Ahead of the hearing, Republicans on the Senate...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- Mylan NV faced new scrutiny over price hikes for its anti-allergy EpiPen on Tuesday, with U.S. lawmakers calling for a probe of oversight of the company's rebates to government healthcare plans, while West Virginia said it was investigating whether Mylan defrauded its Medicaid department. Ahead of the hearing, Republicans on the Senate...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 20- The European Union's competition regulator said on Tuesday she is not about to launch a new wave of tax investigations against U.S. companies after last month's 13 billion-euro decision against Apple Inc.. The tweet stemmed from a Sept. 16 letter from Business Roundtable President John Engler who asked the 28 states that make up the EU...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- Mylan NV faced new scrutiny over price hikes for its anti-allergy EpiPen on Tuesday, with U.S. lawmakers calling for a probe of oversight of the company's rebates to government healthcare plans, while West Virginia said it was investigating whether Mylan defrauded its Medicaid department. Ahead of the hearing, Republicans on the Senate...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 31- U.S. tax law gives the Obama administration power to double tax rates for European companies should it choose to dramatically escalate a dispute with the European Union over Apple's tax bill. Treasury on Wednesday declined to comment on whether Washington was considering such drastic measures, which Democratic and Republican lawmakers...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 30- A European Commission order requiring Apple Inc to pay Ireland $13 billion euros in unpaid taxes on Tuesday drew swift rebukes from the Obama administration and lawmakers in Congress, while reigniting calls for U.S. tax reform. The White House and the Treasury Department, which enforces federal tax policy, warned that U.S.-EU economic...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 30- A European Commission order requiring Apple Inc to pay $13 billion euros in taxes on Tuesday drew swift and angry rebukes from the Obama administration and lawmakers in Congress, while reigniting calls for international tax reform. The U.S. Treasury Department, which enforces federal tax policy, warned that U.S.-EU economic relations...

  • A statue sits on a flag pole in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Even Justice Scalia would disagree with the GOP's decision to block Obama's Supreme Court nominee, says attorney Michael Hahn.

  • Paul Ryan

    Making Paul Ryan speaker would solve a lot of problems. So what's the holdup?, asks Larry Kudlow.