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, Monday made the following statement after it was announced that the Supreme Court will rule on last yearвЂ™s health law next year:
вЂњThe Supreme CourtвЂ™s decision to consider the unconstitutional health law is a big step towards restoring liberty and limits on government under the U.S. Constitution,вЂќ Hatch said. вЂњThe federal government has no right to mandate American citizens purchase something they do not want, and I look forward to hearing the CourtвЂ™s final decision next year.вЂќ
NOTE:В Hatch was the first U.S. senator to publicly state that the individual insurance mandate contained in last yearвЂ™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.