WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement regarding Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch’s (R-UT) announcement that he will retire from the Senate at the conclusion of the 115th Congress:
“Orrin Hatch is a shining example of what it means to be a public servant. He is a kind and thoughtful leader who has devoted forty years in the Senate to improving the lives of families in Utah and across our country. As the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and former Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and what is now known as the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, he has been instrumental in crafting major laws that shape American life today, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and FDA reform, as well as confirming conservative, pragmatic justices to the Supreme Court.
“Over my last several years as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, I have had the great honor of working with Chairman Hatch to deliver one of the most transformational pieces of legislation in our nation’s history. Together with President Trump and our fellow lawmakers, we overhauled the tax code for the first time in a generation — dramatically lowering taxes across the board, growing our economy, and helping Americans of all walks of life. There is still so much more we can accomplish for hardworking families, and I look forward to continuing to work with Chairman Hatch this year.”