Orrin Hatch announces that he will retire in January 2019.
Washington • After 40 years in the Senate, Utah’s Orrin Hatch said Tuesday he plans to retire at the end of the year and not seek re-election, ending breathless speculation on whether the powerful senator would try for an eighth term.
Salt Lake Tribune
The United States holds midterm elections for all 435 House seats, for 35 Senate seats (including two special elections in Minnesota and Mississippi), for 39 state and territorial governorships, and for numerous state and local races. 2018-11-6 (Context: US Senator)
US Senator Bernie Sanders proposes the Stop Walmart Act, which would prohibit big employers from repurchasing shares until they adopt a $15-an-hour minimum wage. 2018-11-15 (Context: US Senator)
A week after the election, which was initially too close to call, Democratic Party candidate Kyrsten Sinema is elected to the United States Senate, defeating GOP candidate Martha McSally. Sinema is the first woman elected to represent Arizona in the Senate and first Democrat to win a Senate election in the state since 1988. 2018-11-12 (Context: US Senator)
Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth, Roger Staubach, Antonin Scalia, Orrin Hatch, doctor and philanthropist Miriam Adelson, and Alan Page are expected to be recipients for the Presidential Medal of Freedom award. 2018-11-10 (Context: Orrin Hatch)
Senior U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham states that Mohammed bin Salman has murdered Khashoggi and that the country's crown prince has "got to go". 2018-10-16 (Context: US Senator)