WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement after U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (Utah) announced that he will retire from the U.S. Senate after more than 40 years of service.
“Sen. Hatch begins his final year in the Senate following his successful leadership in securing tax cuts for working families and laying the groundwork for an even stronger economy,” said Blunt. “He brings an understanding of struggling families and a compassionate heart to work every day. Sen. Hatch led the fight for children’s health insurance and religious freedom, and hundreds of other bills that have been signed into law. He’ll be missed in the Senate, but I look forward to seeing what his last year brings.”