Portman Statement on the Retirement Announcement of Senator Orrin Hatch

January 2, 2018 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) released the following statement on the retirement announcement of Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT):

I have had the pleasure of working with Orrin Hatch over the years on many issues, including anti-drug, pension, and health care legislation, both in the Senate and during my tenure in the House of Representatives. In addition, I was honored to work closely with him in my role as U.S. Trade Representative to open up markets for U.S. products and services.  Most recently, I was privileged to work closely with him on passing historic tax reform legislation to boost our economy, create jobs and raise wages, and provide a more level playing field for American workers and businesses.

“Senator Hatch epitomizes what it means to be a public servant, a true servant leader in every respect.  Over the years, he has been a model for me of a serious legislator who reaches across the aisle and focuses on delivering results that will help the people we represent.  Perhaps most importantly, he is a gentleman who treats everyone with respect, regardless of party.  I look forward to working with him for the next year, and Jane and I wish him, Elaine, and his family the best in the future.”