Orrin Hatch gets 9% ($402,668) of ‘12 cycle cash from in state, 91% ($4,119,252) from out of state [OS]
Total PAC Money for 2012: $3,454,596 [OS]
Hatch votes Nay on S2310 requiring labels on foods with GMI (Monsanto – $7,000 in Monsanto PAC donations, this cycle).
Hatch is considered one of Monsanto’s legislative ‘friends’, only one of 13 Senators to
continuously receive campaign contributions from Monsanto PAC.
Hatch blocked legislation to eliminate $4 billion in Big Oil subsidies (voting against S.940 Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act), while oil and gas corporations are experiencing record profits while the world deals with spill disasters (Chevron - $16,000 in Chevron PAC donations, $19,500 in individual donations from executives and employees this cycle). The Senator didn’t vote on S. 2204, the Energy Tax Credits Modification, ending $24 billion in taxpayer subsidies for the five richest oil companies
In 2009, Hatch was one of 17 Republicans who voted against an amendment to the
health care reform bill that would have allowed the importation of cheaper prescription
drugs from around the world (Pfizer - $11,000 in Pfizer PAC donations, $13,800 in employee donations in this cycle). Hatch voted against Greater Access to Affordable Pharmaceuticals Act, and the Prohibit[ing] Pharmaceutical Companies from Delaying the Release of Generic Drugs bill.
Hatch voted against a bill that would allow vast FDA regulation on tobacco products. Hatch was one of 11 to vote Nay in the senate (Phillip Morris/Altria - $9,000 in donations from Altria PAC.
Hatch was the chief sponsor of the Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution Act in 2003, which could have cost Halliburton $3.5b in litigation on asbestos claims ($5,000 in donations from Halliburton PAC this cycle). Orrin Hatch and VP Dick Cheney blocked WWII vets claims in Congress, saying large corporations like Haliburton would set up funds to take care of asbestos claims. The funds were never paid out as promised to those who have been exposed to asbestos.
Hatch voted in favor of Keystone XL pipeline construction ( $10,000 in Conoco-Phillips PAC donations, $17,000 in employee donations in ‘12, including $15,000 from the CEO)
Other Key Votes:
Voted NO on repealing tax subsidy for companies which move US jobs overseas (March 2005)
Voted NO on shifting $11B from corporate tax loopholes to education (Mar 2005).
Voted YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002).
Orrin Hatch voted against repealing the authorization for the use of force in Iraq.
Voted NO on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months. (Dec 2007)
Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008. (Mar 2007)
Voted NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007. (Jun 2006)
Voted NO on investigating contract awards in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Nov 2005)