Senate approves bill to name Federal Courthouse in honor of former Sen. Orrin Hatch

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate has approved legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Mike Lee (R-UT) to name the federal courthouse in Salt Lake City in honor of former Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT). The legislation now awaits consideration by the House of Representatives. Senators Romney and Lee issued the following joint statement:

“Senator Orrin Hatch dedicated his life to serving our country and our state. As one of the longest serving chairmen of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he played a pivotal role in the confirmation of many current and retired Supreme Court justices. Senator Hatch’s positive impact on the state of Utah and the nation’s federal judiciary cannot be overstated, and it is only appropriate that Utah’s federal courthouse be named in his honor.”