Awards Presentation Affordable Housing Trailblazer Award Honoree

SENATOR ORRIN HATCH Senator Orrin Hatch, now in his seventh term as Utah’s senator, is the most senior Republican in the Senate. Senator Hatch is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance. He is a member (and former Chairman) of the Judiciary Committee; a member (and former Chairman) of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee; and a member of the Joint Committee on Taxation. He also has the honor of serving on the Board of Directors for the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. After the Republicans won control of the Senate during the 2014 midterms, Hatch also became president pro tempore on January 6, 2015, after the 114th United States Congress was sworn in. Hatch, the first from his family to attend college, graduated with a B.S. in history from Brigham Young University. He received a Juris Doctor from the School of Law, University of Pittsburgh. Even before graduating, Hatch was working as a janitor, a construction worker and a dormitory desk attendant. He then worked as an attorney in Pittsburgh and Utah before moving into politics. Hatch was first elected to the Senate in 1976, and has been reelected six times since.


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