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Sen. Orrin Hatch on Tax Reform Passage: 'Landmark Day'

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By    |   Thursday, 21 December 2017 12:49 PM

A day after heaping praise on President Donald Trump for leading the charge on tax reform, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, called the moment a "landmark day" in the history of the United States.

Hatch and other Republicans spoke on Capitol Hill Thursday morning before Hatch and House Speaker Paul Ryan signed the tax reform bill that passed in both houses of Congress.

"What a privilege it is for me to stand here with these wonderful leaders in the House and Senate," Hatch said. "I'm so proud of Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee [Rep. Kevin Brady] and the other members. And the people on the Finance Committee.

"This was a landmark day and I can say if we can keep going, we'll get this country going like it's never been going before."

During a White House event to celebrate the passage of the tax bill, the 83-year-old Hatch gave an emotional speech Wednesday in which he credited Trump and his fellow lawmakers for accomplishing tax reform.

On Thursday, he said, "This is the greatest country in the world, bar none. We don't want it to flip, and it won't, as long as we have top leaders like this and we have a Congress like this where every member really cares and they care for the right reasons. So God bless the United States of America."

After Hatch's brief remarks, he and Ryan sat down at a table next to the lectern and signed the tax bill, officially sending it on a legislative journey that will end at Trump's desk at sometime in the near future.

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