Senator Orrin Hatch

DETAILS: Senator Orrin Hatch
(1934 - )
    • UT Senate
      (1977- 2019)
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    ISSUES: Senator Orrin Hatch

    FOR

    Cryptocurrency

    Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are considered an asset and commodity rather than legal currency. There is a Bipartisan support for regulating cryptocurrency, though not as a legal currency. source

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    FOR Republicans

    Support regulating cryptocurrencies as a commodity and security. They also back using cryptocurrency as an election contribution source. source

    FOR Democrats

    Many house democrats want to regulate cryptocurrency and use it as a campaign contribution source. They also want to ban Big Tech like Facebook from providing their own cryptocurrencies, believing it would weaken US financial power. source


    AGAINST

    Voting

    There are various aspects to voting that are in contention. Two popular topics are securing the ballots and if a popular vote should replace electoral votes.

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    AGAINST Republicans

    Against Popular vote. Republicans support greater transparency, stronger security, and a paper ballot. They strongly oppose a popular vote because they feel it would make ballot boxes and technology more vulnerable to exploitation. source

    FOR Democrats

    For popular vote. Democrats support further funding of HAVA and updating equipment to support more secure paper ballots. They believe everyone has a right to vote, including people who have already served their time for past legal transgressions. There is also a movement to push for a National Popular Vote instead of an electoral vote because it is more in line with the voice of those voting. source


    FOR

    Cryptocurrency

    Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are considered an asset and commodity rather than legal currency. There is a Bipartisan support for regulating cryptocurrency, though not as a legal currency. source

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Support regulating cryptocurrencies as a commodity and security. They also back using cryptocurrency as an election contribution source. source

    FOR Democrats

    Many house democrats want to regulate cryptocurrency and use it as a campaign contribution source. They also want to ban Big Tech like Facebook from providing their own cryptocurrencies, believing it would weaken US financial power. source


    AGAINST

    Voting

    There are various aspects to voting that are in contention. Two popular topics are securing the ballots and if a popular vote should replace electoral votes.

    DETAILS:

    AGAINST Republicans

    Against Popular vote. Republicans support greater transparency, stronger security, and a paper ballot. They strongly oppose a popular vote because they feel it would make ballot boxes and technology more vulnerable to exploitation. source

    FOR Democrats

    For popular vote. Democrats support further funding of HAVA and updating equipment to support more secure paper ballots. They believe everyone has a right to vote, including people who have already served their time for past legal transgressions. There is also a movement to push for a National Popular Vote instead of an electoral vote because it is more in line with the voice of those voting. source


    DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
      • Company
      • Amount
      • Oracle Corporation
      • $252.5k
      • Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
      • $145k
      • Biotechnology Innovation Organization
      • $62k
      • Hilton Worldwide
      • $51k
      • Myriad Genetic Laboratories, Inc.
      • $50k
      • Altria Client Services LLC
      • $45.5k
      • Amgen Inc
      • $44k
      • Allergan USA, Inc.
      • $35.4k
      • Dominion Energy, Inc.
      • $35k
      • ELI LILLY AND COMPANY
      • $33k
    Based on the July 2019 report , next report due January 2020