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Senator Lee praises the Utah National Guard's 1-211th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion and discusses his concerns about transferring Apache helicopters out of the National Guard.
A vote to confirm Rhea Suh is a vote against energy production. A vote against energy production is also a vote against increased energy exports, because you can’t export natural gas that is still in the ground.
In recognition of the important relationship between the government of the State of Utah and its Congressional Delegation, I sent my mobile office to hold hours at the State Capitol during the legislative session.

Mar 11 2014

Lee, Hatch Continue Push for Utah to be Reimbursed Costs of Opening National Parks During Shutdown

Utah Senators Cosponsor Legislation to Fully Reimburse State Taxpayers after Interior Department Says it Needs Congressional Approval to Repay States

Utah’s U.S. Senators Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch today cosponsored the National Park Access Act (S. 2104), continuing their push for Utah to be reimbursed for providing state funds to reopen National Parks in the state during the 2013 government shutdown.
On February 26, I learned that both the Senate and House have approved funding for the construction of a new maintenance hangar at Hill Air Force Base for the F-35 stealth fighter jet. Operational maintenance will be performed inside the hangar by the 388th Fighter Wing based at Hill.
Local governments solve local problems better than an expensive, centralized government in Washington D.C., and when I meet with Utah's local officials, I am convinced that they need to be equal partners and allies when it comes to solving our nation's greatest problems.
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Conservative Reform Agenda

America’s crisis of unequal opportunity is the greatest challenge facing the United States today. We need to start developing a new conservative reform agenda that restores equal opportunity to the families and communities from whom it has been unfairly taken.