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)
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:
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) 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) 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. (CQ Roll Call file photo) 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) 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) 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) Watch — Hatch: Time to ‘Hang Up the Gloves’
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