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Hatch’s Congressional Career in Photos

The seven-term Utah senator said he’s retiring at the end of this term

Nov. 13, 2017: Ranking member Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Chairman Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Sen. Michael D. Crapo, R-Idaho, arrive for the Senate Finance Committee markup of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, a staple of the Senate for more than 40 years, said Tuesday that he will retire at the end of his term and not seek re-election in the 2018 midterms. 

Roll Call dug into our archives to find a few highlights of the Utah Republican’s seven terms in office:

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 27: From left, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., Senate Finance Committee chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., participate in the Congressional GOP media availability to unveil the GOP tax reform plan in the Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sept. 27, 2017: Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., Hatch and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., unveil the GOP tax overhaul plan in the Capitol. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 16 - Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, does a television interview in the Russell Rotunda after President Barack Obama urged Senate Republicans to grant hearings and a confirmation vote to Merrick Garland, his nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
March 16, 2016:  Hatch gives a television interview in the Russell Rotunda after President Barack Obama urged Senate Republicans to grant hearings and a confirmation vote to Merrick Garland, his nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 03: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to address a joint meeting of Congress in the House chamber as Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, left, and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, president pro tempore of the Senate, on look, March 3, 2015. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
March 3, 2015: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to address a joint meeting of Congress in the House chamber as Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, left, and Hatch, in his role as president pro tempore of the Senate, look on. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Jan. 20, 2005: Hatch leaves the 55th Presidential Inauguration where President George W. Bush was sworn in.
Jan. 20, 2005: Hatch leaves the 55th presidential inauguration, where President George W. Bush was sworn in. (CQ Roll Call file photo)
1Appeal120100 -- Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, and Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., walk from the Russell Senate Office Building to the Supreme Court were the Bush appeal of the Florida recount was underway. Senators Hatch and Leahy were on there way to do T.V. interviews.
Dec. 1, 2000: Hatch and Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., walk from the Russell Senate Office Building to the Supreme Court, where Bush’s appeal of the Florida recount was underway. (CQ Roll Call file photo)
Ted Kennedy and Orrin Hatch make a conference call to promote their health care package specefecally aimed at childern. (1997)
1997: Sens. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., and Hatch make a conference call to promote their health care package aimed at children. (CQ Roll Call file photo)
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and LaVell Edwards, coach of the Brigham Young University football team, pay a courtesy call on Pres. Ronald Reagan in the Oval Office on Jan. 14, 1985. This meeting came just a week before Pres. Reagan's second inauguration, and followed the successful season in which Coach Edwards led the BYU Cougars to a 13-0 record and the national championship as determined by the consensus of the AP, UPI, USAToday and most other major polls, in those pre-Bowl-Championship-Series days. photograph: Pete Souza, The White House.
Jan. 14, 1985: Hatch and LaVell Edwards, coach of the Brigham Young University football team, visit President Ronald Reagan in the Oval Office. The meeting came a week before Reagan’s second inauguration and followed the successful season in which Coach Edwards led the BYU Cougars to a 13-0 record and the national championship. (Pete Souza/White House)

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