Orrin Hatch

Hon. Orrin Hatch

United States Senator, Utah

Over nearly four decades of public service, Senator Orrin Hatch has established himself as a leading conservative voice in the United States Senate. As the upper chamber’s most senior Republican, he currently serves as President Pro Tempore and as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. In this capacity, he is fighting to create jobs and strengthen the economy by repealing and replacing Obamacare, reforming the tax code, and opening up overseas markets to American exports.

As a long-time member and former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Hatch has also fought to check judicial activism and protect our liberties. He has been instrumental in confirming conservative judges to the federal bench and played an indispensable role in confirming Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito as well as scores of district and circuit court judges.

One of Senator Hatch’s particularly noteworthy achievements on the Judiciary Committee is the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993—a bill he co-authored with the late Senator Ted Kennedy. This landmark legislation prohibits substantial government burdens on the free exercise of religion, allowing all Americans to live, work, and worship in accordance with their beliefs.  

In addition to protecting our individual liberties, Senator Hatch has long been on the front lines of legislative battles to protect our free-market economy and system of limited government under the Constitution. His reputation as a statesman and his record of fiscal responsibility earned him the nickname “Mr. Balanced Budget” from President Reagan.

By virtually all measures, Senator Hatch is among the most effective and consequential legislators in history. Since he first came to Congress in 1977, no legislator alive today has authored more bills that have become law than Senator Hatch. And he shows no signs of letting up. Under his leadership, the Finance Committee has already passed 37 bipartisan pieces of legislation—the highest number of bills the Committee has processed in well over 30 years.

Of all Senator Hatch’s achievements, he is proudest of his family, and he credits the love of his wife and children as the key to his success. He and Elaine have been married for more than fifty years. Together, they are the parents of six children, twenty-three grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.



2015 National Lawyers Convention

2015 National Lawyers Convention

The Role of Congress

The Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC 20036
Speakers:
Sandra AistarsAkhil Reed AmarJohn S. BakerCarlos T. BeaHoward L. BermanKeith BlackwellFrançois-Henri BriardSam BrownbackJames L. BuckleyMichael A. CarvinJames W. CeaserNeil ChatterjeeSalen ChuriEric R. ClaeysTom A. CoburnSteven CollotonEarl W. ComstockTom CottonJan CrawfordStephen CrimminsNathan DealChristopher C. DeMuthNeal E. DevinsColin DueckSteven J. DuffieldJohn F. DuffyFrank H. EasterbrookJohn C. EastmanW. Neil EgglestonRichard A. EpsteinMiguel EstradaLouis FisherBenjamin H. FriedmanRobert P. GeorgePhil GrammTodd P. GravesC. Boyden GrayMichael S. GreveThomas B. GriffithAndrew GrossmanRaymond W. GruenderOrrin HatchJeanne M. HauchTara HelfmanBrian H. HookMichael HunterEdith H. JonesEdward T. KangNeal K. KatyalBrett M. KavanaughF. Scott KieffStephen R. KleinAlex KozinskiWilliam KristolJoan LarsenAdam LaxaltRoslyn LaytonFrances E. LeeMichael S. LeeCraig S. LernerGordon LloydArthur LoevyTim LynchJohn G. MalcolmWilliam P. MarshallDavid MayhewJohn O. McGinnisFrank MedinaGillian E. MetzgerDavid B. MuhlhausenDiarmuid F. O'ScannlainDavid S. OlsonMichael Stokes PaulsenKaren Shaw PetrouTodd PettysRichard PildesBettina PoirierKirsten PowersScott PruittWilliam H. PryorRobert QuinnArti K. RaiA. Raymond RandolphNeomi RaoJohn N. RaudabaughPete RickettsDavid B. RivkinNicholas A. RobinsonMike J. RogersNicholas Quinn RosenkranzPaul RyanTuan SamahonBill SamuelWilliam L. SaundersMark SchneiderDavid S. SchoenbrodDavid B. SentelleDarpana ShethJerry E. SmithJames A. SonneDavid R. StrasGeorge J. TerwilligerMichael P. TremoglieJonathan R. TurleyMichael UhlmannJ.W. VerretJ.W. VerretEugene VolokhHans A. von SpakovskyScott WalkerMatthew Lee WienerGeorge F. WillRobert L. WoodsonRobert P. YoungPeter R. Zeidenberg
Topics:
Federalism & Separation of Powers
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2014 National Lawyers Convention

2014 National Lawyers Convention

Millennials, Equity and the Rule of Law

The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC 20036
Speakers:
Jonathan H. AdlerDanielle M. AguirreUsman AhmedSamuel A. AlitoWilliam T. AllenPaul S. AtkinsPaul BaileyJohn S. BakerJodi S. BalsamRandy E. BarnettMichael BaroneJack BeermannJohn Bellinger,IKarlyn BowmanRachel L. BrandJamie BrownPaul CamposAaron H. CaplanRonald A. CassAdam CiongoliKim ColbyCharles J. CooperLanny J. DavisEdward J. DeMarcoChristopher C. DeMuthRobert A. DestroNeal E. DevinsHeather DonaldFrank H. EasterbrookRoss EisenbreyJennifer Walker ElrodBert ElyDaniel EpsteinRichard A. EpsteinChai FeldblumDiana Furchtgott-RothSeth GalanterRobert R. GasawayDouglas H. GinsburgTodd P. GravesMichael S. GreveThomas B. GriffithKaren HarnedOrrin HatchGail L. HeriotNeal K. KatyalElizabeth KregorWilliam KuntzPaul H. KupiecGreg LukianoffGregory E. MaggsJohn G. MalcolmWilliam P. MarshallJohn O. McGinnisDavid M. McIntoshThomas W. MerrillRobert T. MillerThomas D. MorganAlan B. MorrisonMichael B. MukaseyCharles MurrayMichael O'RiellyMaureen K. OhlhausenDavid S. OlsonPatrick OotLee Liberman OtisKatherine A. OyamaRobert V. PercivalDaniel PolsbyWilliam H. PryorVictoria A. RedgraveJulie Goldsmith ReiserSteven A. RosenblumNicholas Quinn RosenkranzAntonin ScaliaChristopher SchroederMark F. SchultzJerry E. SmithDavid R. StrasNadine StrossenRobert SussmanDavid H. ThompsonE VeaseyRichard K. VedderEugene VolokhDavid WeilDavid A. WeisbachDon WillettStephen F. WilliamsRobin Fretwell WilsonPatrick WyrickChristopher S. Yoo
Topics:
Federalism & Separation of Powers
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