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On Fox, Hatch discusses Senate GOP Letter Opposing Legislation that doesn't Stop Tax Hikes of Fund Government

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the incoming Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, appeared on Fox News this morning discussing issues like stopping the looming tax hikes and the letter from all 42 Senate Republicans to Majority Leader Reid announcing their opposition to consideration of any legislation during the lame duck session of Congress that doesn’t stop tax hikes or fund the government.

Below are key excerpts of the interview:

On Senate Republican Letter to Majority Leader Reid Announcing Opposition to Considering Legislation that Doesn’t Stop Tax Hikes, Fund Government…
We made it very clear that we are not going to give cloture on anything until we solve this tax relief problem. Frankly there is no reason not to. If we don't solve ...

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Happy Thanksgiving
“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues,” Roman philosopher Cicero said. If that is true, there should be no shortage of virtue this Thanksgiving because we all have so much for which to be thankful.

As I was reflecting on my blessings this week, I thought of my parents, Jesse and Helen Hatch, who sacrificed so much and taught me early-on the value of thrift, hard work and faith. I thought about my brother Jess, a pilot who died protecting our freedoms in World War II, and about all the other brave men and women in uniform who have paid so dear a price to preserve our liberty.

Elaine, my wonderful wife, came to mind. What a blessing she has been in my life. She has been my rock -- my mainstay. No matter the challenges we have faced, I have always been able to rely on her support and wise counsel. And our dear children and grandchildren are the light of our lives.

I’m also profoundly grateful for my faith, our wonderful country and the opportunity I have to serve you and our great state of Utah as a United States senator. It is a tremendous privilege and a sacred responsibility that I never take for granted.

During this holiday weekend, I’m sure many of you are also counting your blessings. For despite the challenges facing our nation, we truly do live in a land of promise that continues to be a bastion of freedom and the hope of mankind.

May we all take time this week to express gratitude for the bounty we enjoy and to reach out to those who are hurting, lonely or facing other challenges – to give thanks and put the “giving” in Thanksgiving. 


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