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Politics Orrin Hatch

  • President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney walk out after a meeting at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in Bedminster Township, N.J. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.

    White House spokesperson Kellyanne Conway wouldn't say if Trump would support Romney in a potential Senate bid.

  • Judge Roy Moore speaks as he participates in the Mid-Alabama Republican Club's Veterans Day Program in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, November 11, 2017.

    Republican leaders are coming to grips with the possibility that Roy Moore will win his special election and join them in Washington.

  • Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered outside Cipriani at 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan on December 2, 2017 to protest Trump's $1,000 dollars a plate brunch, a fundraiser hosted by the Republican National Convention for his 2020 re-election campaign.

    Households will save an average of $1,200 in 2019, based on the Senate's proposed overhaul, according to the Tax Policy Center.

  • WASHINGTON/ SALT LAKE CITY, Dec 4- President Donald Trump on Monday shrank two wilderness national monuments in Utah by at least half in the biggest rollback of public land protection in U.S. history, drawing praise from pro-development lawmakers and a lawsuit from environmentalists. "Some people think that the natural resources of Utah should be controlled by...

  • WASHINGTON/ SALT LAKE CITY, Dec 4- President Donald Trump on Monday shrank two wilderness national monuments in Utah by at least half in the biggest rollback of public land protection in U.S. history, drawing praise from pro-development lawmakers and threats of lawsuits from tribes and environmentalists. "Some people think that the natural resources of Utah...

  • Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during a news briefing after a weekly Senate Republican Policy Luncheon at the Capitol November 28, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    When Republicans tried to repeal and replace Obamacare over the summer, they acted like a bunch of free range chickens", said Republican Senator John Kennedy.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 2- When Republicans tried to repeal and replace Obamacare over the summer, they acted like a bunch of free range chickens ", said Republican Senator John Kennedy." Republican leader Mitch McConnell and the rest of his party's Senate leadership brought party members into line this week and finally won passage of a sweeping tax overhaul early on...

  • Senate leaders still were seeking commitments from three to five Republican members but said they were optimistic they had the 50 votes needed to pass the measure. Among the uncommitted were two fiscal hawk holdouts, Jeff Flake and Bob Corker. Republicans hold a 52-48 majority over Democrats in the Senate and have Vice President Mike Pence to break any tie...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (2nd R), alongside US Senator John Barrasso (L), Republican of Wyoming; and US Senator Orrin Hatch (2nd L), Republican of Utah, speaks after a meeting between US President Donald Trump and the Republican Senate Caucus at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2017.

    Holdout Sen. Bob Corker says he thinks the GOP can approve it even without his vote.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- U.S. Senate Republicans will grapple on Friday with the possibility of adding a tax increase to sweeping legislation meant to cut taxes on businesses and individuals, aiming to win support from fiscal conservatives worried about the bill's impact on the federal deficit. With a mandatory 20 hours of Senate debate nearing expiration, the...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- U.S. Senate Republicans will grapple on Friday with the possibility of adding a tax increase to sweeping legislation meant to cut taxes on businesses and individuals, aiming to win support from fiscal conservatives worried about the bill's impact on the federal deficit. With a mandatory 20 hours of Senate debate nearing expiration, the...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- U.S. Senate Republicans will grapple on Friday with the possibility of adding a tax increase to sweeping legislation meant to cut taxes on businesses and individuals, aiming to win support from fiscal conservatives worried about its impact on the federal deficit. With a mandatory 20 hours of Senate debate nearing expiration, the lawmakers...

  • The Senate debated the legislation late into Thursday and adjourned, putting off any votes until Friday morning. The tax bill is seen by Republicans as crucial to their prospects in the November 2018 elections, when they will fight to keep control of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Since taking office in January, President Donald Trump and...

  • The Senate was debating the legislation late into Thursday, but put off any votes until Friday. The delay underscored nagging concerns among Republican fiscal conservatives with the deficit impact of a bill seen by the party as crucial to its political prospects in the November 2018 elections, when it will fight to keep control of the Senate and the House of...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 29- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday took a step toward passage of tax legislation that is a top White House priority, setting up a likely decisive vote later this week even though it was unclear if the bill had enough Republican support to become law. Republicans are eager to pass the legislation, wanting something to show for their control of the White...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 29- Congressional Republicans scrambled on Wednesday to reformulate their tax bill to satisfy lawmakers worried about how much it would balloon the U.S. budget deficit, as the measure moved toward a decisive U.S. Senate floor vote later this week. Stocks rallied on optimism that the tax overhaul package could pass, but obstacles remained,...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 29- Congressional Republicans scrambled on Wednesday to reformulate their tax-cut bill to satisfy lawmakers worried about how much it would expand the federal deficit, as the measure moved toward a decisive U.S. Senate floor vote later this week. Republicans have a 52-48 majority in the 100- member Senate, giving them enough votes to approve...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 28- President Donald Trump is set to visit Utah on Monday and is expected to announce his decision on whether to reduce the size of two national monuments where drilling and mining are banned, an administration official said on Tuesday. Trump is expected shrink the Bears Ears National Monument, set aside by former Democratic President Barack...

  • Uber Technologies Inc is also continuing talks with Japan's SoftBank Group Corp over an investment, Brooks Entwistle, Uber's recently appointed chief business officer for Asia Pacific, told Reuters on Monday. The revelation, made by Uber's new Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi in a blog post, prompted governments in countries including Britain, the...

  • Uber Technologies Inc is also continuing talks with Japan's SoftBank Group Corp for an investment, Brooks Entwistle, Uber's recently appointed chief business officer for Asia Pacific, told Reuters on Monday. The revelation, made by Uber's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi in a blog post, prompted governments in countries including Britain, the United States,...