SENATORS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SENATORS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Op-ed: Hatch, Lee forsake vulnerable Utahns http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57828158-82/hatch-lee-utah-utahns.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57828158-82/hatch-lee-utah-utahns.html.csp">Op-ed: Hatch, Lee forsake vulnerable Utahns</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Isaac Holyoak</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T17:47:01.801-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With a combined 42 years in Washington, D.C., Senators Hatch and Lee are proving that what binds them is neither ideology nor their Utah heritage, but the degree to which Utah’s distance from the capital city has made it easier for them to ignore the Utahns who need them most. Recent votes by Hatch and Lee suggest that the two senators are actively engaged in harming Utahns in matters related to employment opportunities. In the first instance, Hatch and Lee voted against extending benefits to l...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57828158@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:47:01 MDT Utah Senate leader suffers apparent heart attack http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57671782-90/okerlund-senate-family-lockhart.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57671782-90/okerlund-senate-family-lockhart.html.csp">Utah Senate leader suffers apparent heart attack</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lee davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T23:16:25.706-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 11:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund, R-Monroe, collapsed at the Capitol Wednesday and was initially treated there by members who are doctors, nurses and EMTs before being transported to a hospital. The senator’s family indicated that while he was alert and joking, it was unlikely he would return to the Legislature before its mandatory adjournment for the year at midnight Thursday. House Speaker Becky Lockhart said Okerlund was in a meeting with House and Senate Republican leaders discu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57671782@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:16:25 MDT Editorial: Sexual abuse education bill is, sadly, necessary http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57665637-82/sexual-abuse-parents-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57665637-82/sexual-abuse-parents-utah.html.csp">Editorial: Sexual abuse education bill is, sadly, necessary</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T20:51:09.124-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 08:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” — Count Leo Tolstoy, “Anna Karenina” There are two reasons why anyone would want to eviscerate a bill that would require Utah state officials to develop a program that public and charter schools could use to teach our children about the dangers of sexual abuse and how to avoid them. One is that it is so repugnant to so many good people to even imagine that such an effort is necessary, that there is a need to bro...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57665637@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:51:09 MDT Milbank: Democrats filibuster themselves silly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57663435-82/democrats-climate-action-senate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57663435-82/democrats-climate-action-senate.html.csp">Milbank: Democrats filibuster themselves silly</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dana Milbank</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T01:25:01.99-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 01:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The filibuster has been used to delay many things over the years: civil rights, spending bills, presidential nominees and, most recently, Obamacare. But this may be the first time in history that a group of senators filibustered themselves. About 30 Democratic senators — calling themselves the Senate Climate Action Task Force — resolved to keep the Senate open overnight Monday into Tuesday morning. “We’re not going to rest until Congress wakes up and acts on the most pressing issue of our time,”...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57663435@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:25:01 MDT Senators: Remains of 21 men killed at Pearl Harbor should be returned to families http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57641945-68/remains-families-harbor-pearl.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57641945-68/remains-families-harbor-pearl.html.csp">Senators: Remains of 21 men killed at Pearl Harbor should be returned to families</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T09:45:02.13-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 09:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Concord, N.H. • The remains of 21 sailors killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor and buried as unknowns should be identified and returned to their families, a group of U.S. senators said Thursday. The sailors were aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma when it was attacked on Dec. 7, 1941, ripped open by as many as nine torpedoes. The ship quickly rolled and came to rest just 20 minutes after being hit. Nearly 430 men died. The remains of 27 sailors were classified as unknown and buried in the Nationa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576419452014-03-06T09:45:02.13-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-06T09:45:02.13-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57641945@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 09:45:02 MDT Sen. Mike Lee earns perfect rating from conservative Club for Growth http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57591951-64/club-percent-rep-growth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57591951-64/club-percent-rep-growth.html.csp">Sen. Mike Lee earns perfect rating from conservative Club for Growth</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-24T12:31:07.382-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 12:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Club for Growth helped get Sen. Mike Lee elected, the conservative group is quite happy with that move.The club on Monday issued its scorecard of senators' votes and the only two senators to get perfect marks were Lee and his buddy, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. The club looks to see if members of Congress sided with the group on key votes, such as voting against the bipartisan budget deal late last year. "2013 saw the emergence of several new defenders of economic freedom as well as continued exc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57591951@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:31:07 MDT