Champion of the Dietary Supplement Industry and Sponsor of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 Left a Lasting Impact on the Health & Wellness Community
WASHINGTON – Orrin G. Hatch, the longest-serving Republican senator in history who was a fixture in the dietary supplement industry for more than four decades, passed away Saturday at 88, surrounded by family.
“We lost a friend and a giant of the natural products industry,” said Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., President, and CEO of the Natural Products Association.
“His service to the United States of America and Utah is second to none. Senator Hatch was an incredibly compassionate man who was an exemplary model for working across the aisle. No other individual has left a greater impact on the dietary supplement industry. From his authoring of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act to his active engagement and open-door policy with industry stakeholders, he was a titan for all-natural products industry stakeholders big or small.”
A member of the United States Senate for 42 years, Senator Orrin G. Hatch was the longest-serving Senator in Utah history. During his tenure, he sponsored or co-sponsored more than 750 bills that became law. Senator Hatch had the privilege of serving in several leadership positions as the chairman of the Senate Health, Education and Pensions Committee, Judiciary Committee, the Finance Committee, and President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate.