Hatch sworn in as most senior Republican in the Senate

U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch being sworn in to the U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C., Jan. 3, 2013 | Photo courtesy of the Office of Orrin Hatch

WASHINGTON, D.C. Sen. Orrin Hatch was sworn in today for a seventh term serving the people of Utah in and becoming the most senior Republican in the United States Senate.

Sen. Orrin Hatch and family with Vice President Biden, swearing in for 7th term, Washington D.C. Jan. 3, 2013 | Photo courtesy of the office of Sen. Orrin Hatch

“Serving Utahns in the United States Senate is a tremendous honor that comes with great responsibility, and I’ve always worked hard to represent our state to the best of my ability,” Hatch said. “Our country faces many challenges, but we have a host of opportunities as well, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure we leave our country in a better place for future generations of Americans.”

Hatch will again serve as the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and all revenue matters. Hatch will also again serve as a senior member on the Judiciary Committee of which he is a former chairman. Additionally, he was again named to the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) and Aging Committees.

Sen. Orrin Hatch and family with Vice President Biden, swearing in for 7th term, Washington D.C. Jan. 3, 2013 | Photo courtesy of the office of Sen. Orrin Hatch

 

 

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U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch being sworn in to the U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C., Jan. 3, 2013 | Photo courtesy of the Office of Orrin Hatch

 

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