November 14,2011

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Hatch Statement on Supreme Court Announcement on Health Law

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee and current member and past Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today made the following statement after it was announced that the Supreme Court will rule on last year’s health law next year:

“The Supreme Court’s decision to consider the unconstitutional health law is a big step towards restoring liberty and limits on government under the U.S. Constitution,” Hatch said. “The federal government has no right to mandate American citizens purchase something they do not want, and I look forward to hearing the Court’s final decision next year.”

NOTE:  Hatch was the first U.S. senator to publicly state that the individual insurance mandate contained in last year’s $2.6 trillion health law is unconstitutional. This Congress, Hatch has reintroduced the American Liberty Restoration Act (S.19), which would repeal the unconstitutional individual insurance mandate.