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U.S. Senate passes resolution honoring late Sen. Orrin Hatch

May 5, 2022, 6:06 PM | Updated: May 6, 2022, 7:39 am
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The late Sen. Orrin Hatch passed away on April 23. On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution honoring Sen. Hatch. (Photo: KSL TV)
(Photo: KSL TV)

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution Thursday honoring the late Sen. Orrin Hatch, who died last month. Senators Mike Lee and Mitt Romney introduced the resolution.

The resolution recognizes Hatch’s contribution to the Senate and his commitment to Utah and the United States.

A portion of the resolution honoring Sen. Hatch reads as follows:

“The Honorable Orrin G. Hatch was elected to the Senate in 1976 and served Utah in the Senate with devotion and distinction for 42 years, which is the ninth longest term of service in the history of the Senate; …

“Orrin G. Hatch dedicated his time in the Senate to strengthening the economy of the United States, protecting individual liberty, and safeguarding the system of limited government of the United States;

“the Senate has heard with profound sorrow and deep regret the announcement of the death of the Honorable Orrin G. Hatch, former United States Senator for the State of Utah;

“[the Senate] honors the life and legacy of the late Senator Orrin G. Hatch for his unwavering dedication to Utah as a Senator and a public servant; and  accomplishments in legislating with principle and dedication for the good of the people of the United States.”

To read the full resolution click here.

Sen. Hatch passed away on April 23 at the age of 88. He served Utah in the U.S. Senate for 42 years

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