Politics Orrin Hatch

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 16- Senator Chuck Grassley said on Friday he will relinquish his job as U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman next year, creating a coveted vacancy atop a panel that reviews judicial nominations and was among those examining Russia's role in U.S. elections. The Senate must confirm appointments to the Supreme Court and other federal...

  • Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) talks with reporters as he heads for a meeting at the U.S. Capitol October 02, 2018 in Washington, DC. 

    Sen. Orrin Hatch, who currently leads the Finance Committee, says that the Senate Finance Committee "will be in good hands with Senator Grassley at the helm."

  • Sen.-elect Mitt Romney, R-Utah, leaves a meeting with other new GOP Senators and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Capitol on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. 

    Utah Republican Senate elect Mitt Romney plans to submit requests to join at least three Senate committee posts, including the Finance and Commerce committees. 

  • Nov 8- The trade landscape in the U.S. House of Representatives will shift significantly next year following Democrats' seizure of control in Tuesday's elections. Pelosi also has applauded Trump's initial round of tariffs against China, citing the need to combat China's "brazenly unfair trade policies". Richard Neal of Massachusetts is expected to become...

  • Powell had at least 33 individual meetings with members of Congress in June, July and August, surpassing the 27 meetings he took in his first four months on the job, monthly calendars posted to the Fed's website show. Powell met with slightly more Republicans than Democrats, reflecting the overall makeup of Congress. But Powell told Marketplace radio in June he...

  • Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

    As Republicans try to juice voter enthusiasm and hold control of Congress, Trump proposed a tax cut that appeared to catch congressional leaders and even some White House officials off guard.

  • NEW YORK/ MEXICO CITY, Oct 22- The new North American trade agreement ends key legal protections for many U.S. businesses operating in Mexico, leaving their operations exposed to a risk they had avoided under the old trade deal: Mexico's court system. Mexico is the third-largest U.S. trading partner. The previous trade agreement, NAFTA, included provisions that...

  • President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 20, 2018. 

    Already facing long odds and historical headwinds in November, Trump has put many of the most vulnerable Republicans in Congress in yet another nearly impossible situation.

  • Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. 

    A big change since the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings has been the #MeToo movement, which has made it less likely that women's accusations of sexual misconduct by powerful men will be brushed off.

  • Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks to reporters as she arrives for a nomination vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 13, 2017.

    Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, told reporters on Monday that if Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh lied in denying that he sexually assaulted a woman at a high school party in the early 1980s that it would "obviously" disqualify him.

  • Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) answers reporters' questions during a news conference about Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill August 2, 2018 in Washington, DC. Republicans on the committee claim that Senate Democrats are attempting to slow or stall Kavanaugh's confirmation with demands to see emails and other records relating to Kavanaugh's time as staff secretary to former President George W. Bush. 

    Feinstein has come under fire by her opponents on Capitol Hill, who suggest she withheld potentially damaging information about Kavanaugh until after his confirmation hearings had wrapped in order to cripple has candidacy.

  • Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) questions Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill September 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. 

    The suit, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, is in relation to two Freedom of Information Act requests submitted by members of the committee in early August.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Aug 30- U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch on Thursday asked the Federal Trade Commission to rekindle an antitrust investigation of Alphabet Inc's Google, and President Donald Trump vowed to fight what he called political censorship by social media companies. Hatch, the Republican chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter to FTC...

  • Senator Orrin Hatch on Thursday asked the Federal Trade Commission to examine the potential antitrust developments in Google's search and digital advertising. Hatch, the Republican chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said in a letter to FTC Chairman Joseph Simons he was concerned about the Alphabet Inc unit's practices, citing a number of antitrust...

  • White House counsel Don McGahn

    McGahn is a GOP stalwart who served as the chief counsel for the National Republican Congressional Committee for nearly a decade before joining the powerhouse D.C. law firm Jones Day and later the Trump campaign. 

  • (L-R) Mexico's Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, and United States Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer gather for a trilateral meeting at Global Affairs on the final day of the third round of the NAFTA renegotiations in Ottawa, Ontario, September 27, 2017.

    The White House is ebullient about reaching a potential deal as soon as this week — but just with Mexico. 

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 16- U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday sought to correct a section of President Donald Trump's tax overhaul that threatened to prevent sexual harassment victims from claiming a tax deduction for the legal costs they incur while pursuing their cases. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dated Aug. 16, all 14 Republican members of the...

  • The largest U.S. automaker said it hired Everett Eissenstat, who was until recently a senior White House aide on economic and trade issues, as its new senior vice president for global public policy. Eissenstat, who could not be reached for comment, was a deputy assistant to the U.S. president on international economic affairs and deputy director of the National...

  • The largest U.S. automaker said it hired Everett Eissenstat, who was until recently a senior White House aide on economic and trade issues, as its new senior vice president for global public policy. Eissenstat, who could not be reached for comment, was a deputy assistant to the U.S. president on international economic affairs and deputy director of the National...

  • The largest U.S. automaker is set to announce that it has hired Everett Eissenstat, who was until recently a senior White House aide on economic and trade issues, as its new senior vice president for global public policy, the person said, declining to be named because the announcement has not yet been made public. "He is a true believer in free trade and the benefits...