Press Releases

Sen. Lee, Rep. Biggs Lead Effort to Require COVID-19 Vaccine Transparency

Dec 1, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) introduced bills that would prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) from placing any vaccine for COVID-19 on the child and adolescent immunization schedule unless the Secretary provides clinical data relating to the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. Sens. Rubio and Hagerty joined as cosponsors to Sen. Lee’s version in the Senate.

Sen. Lee & Colleagues Write to Leader McConnell: “No Additional Spending …”

Nov 30, 2022

WASHINGTON - Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and colleagues delivered a letter to Leader Mitch McConnell expressing the need to pass a short-term Continuing Resolution that funds the federal government ONLY until shortly after the 118th Congress is sworn in. In the letter signed by Senators Lee, Cruz, Scott of Florida, and Braun, the Senators said in part:

Sen. Lee Introduces Biosimilar Red Tape Elimination Act

Nov 17, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Biosimilar Red Tape Elimination Act to increase competition within the biological drug market and reduce consumer costs.

Sen. Lee Plans Oversight of Grocery Mega-Merger

Oct 14, 2022

Sen. Lee issued the following statement in response to news reports that Kroger plans to buy Albertsons for $24.6 billion, combining two of the nation’s largest grocery chains at a time when food prices are already up 13% from last year.

Lee Praises Announcement of U.S. Marshal for Utah

Oct 14, 2022

After a recommendation from Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), President Biden announced Justin Martinez as the U.S. Marshal for Utah. Justin has 26 years of law enforcement experience and has served as the Sheriff of Summit County, Utah, since 2015.

Lee Bill Protects Victims of Image-Based Sexual Abuse

Sep 30, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the PROTECT Act, which would require pornography sites to verify the age of all participants in pornographic images; require sites to obtain verified consent forms from individuals uploading content and those appearing in uploaded content; and mandate that websites quickly remove images upon receiving notice they uploaded without consent.

Bipartisan FORMULA 2.0 Heads to President’s Desk

Sep 29, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) in conjunction with Sens. Mike Braun (R-IN), Todd Young (R-IN), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), spearheaded efforts to pass the Bulk Infant Formula to Retail Shelves Act to further ease the infant formula shortage in the United States. The bill passed the House on the suspension calendar and is now headed to the President’s desk for signature.

Lee Introduces the Bipartisan Puerto Rico Recovery Act

Sep 29, 2022

In the wake of Hurricane Fiona, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), introduced the Puerto Rico Recovery Act, a bill requiring the Department of Homeland Security to waive the Jones Act for vessels or operators reasonably demonstrating their intention to provide disaster relief to Puerto Rico. The waivers would be valid for one year or until the end of the Major Disaster Declaration for Puerto Rico, whichever comes first. The bill was introduced by Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) in the House.

Lee Introduces Bill to Roll Back Price Controls

Sep 27, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Protecting Drug Innovation Act to roll back the federal government’s authority to set drug prices covered by Medicare. The power to set drug prices was a key component of the Democrat’s so-called “Inflation Reduction Act” that passed through Congress without a single Republican vote.

Republican Senators Urge House Republicans to Support Antitrust Reform Package

Sep 26, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), joined by Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Chuck Grassley (R- IA), urged their colleagues in the House to support passage of an antitrust reform package consisting of the State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act, the Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act, and the Foreign Merger Subsidy Disclosure Act.