Press Releases

Sen. Lee Celebrates House Passage of RECA

May 12, 2022

The House of Representatives has passed Sen. Mike Lee’s (R-UT) two-year extension of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) ensuring that those Americans harmed by the nation’s early nuclear program can be compensated. Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04) championed the RECA in the House. The United States Senate unanimously passed the Lee measure in April.

Sen. Lee Introduces Regulatory Reform Bills to Spur Economy

May 12, 2022

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the PIONEER Act today to create a federal regulatory sandbox reducing the heavy burden of federal regulations and allowing businesses to grow, develop, and innovate with an expanded degree of flexibility. The PIONEER Act joins Sen. Lee’s LIBERATE Act as proposals to reduce burdensome regulations on businesses to spur growth and bolster the struggling economy.

Sen. Lee Questions Pentagon About Covid Vaccine Military Discharges

Apr 28, 2022

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), who has long opposed federal Covid-19 vaccine mandates, sent a letter with Senator Roger Marshall (R-KS) and other senators asking Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to provide information on the number and nature of military discharges for not receiving a Covid vaccine. Reports show that more than 1,700 servicemembers have been discharged for their Covid vaccination status and many are being denied retirement or other service benefits as a result.

Senate Passes Downwinders Extension

Apr 28, 2022

The United States Senate unanimously passed Sen. Mike Lee’s (R-UT) two-year extension of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) ensuring that those Americans harmed by the nation’s early nuclear program can be compensated.

Sen. Lee’s Detailed Plan to Fight Inflation

Apr 14, 2022

Salt Lake City – Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) was joined by Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) in Utah this week as they discussed the nation’s energy needs and rising inflation costs on American families. The senators met with energy industry leaders, discussed the issues with local elected officials, and met with Utah families at a gas station in Bountiful about the impact of the President’s energy policies and inflation.

Sen. Lee Introduces Bill to Increase Utah Housing Supply

Apr 8, 2022

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced his Helping Open Underutilized Space to Ensure Shelter or HOUSES Act to help units of local government address housing supply and affordability in their jurisdictions. The federal government owns more than two-thirds of the land in Utah. Utah is also among the states with the most competitive housing markets and limited housing supply. That constrained supply led home prices in the state to increase by 24.5% from 2020 to 2021. Coupled with historic inflation, the rising prices of housing is making life less affordable for western families.

Sen. Lee Leads 68 Colleagues in Letter Demanding DOJ Investigate Deaths of Washington D.C. Preborn Babies

Apr 8, 2022

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) sent a letter signed by 23 senators and 46 representatives to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding the Department of Justice investigate the deaths of preborn babies whose remains have been found in Washington D.C. Images have been widely circulated of the remains that suggest some of the babies may have undergone unlawful partial-birth abortions or possibly infanticide at the Washington Surgi-Clinic. Yet, the Metropolitan Police Department of D.C. has made the assumption that each preborn baby died as the result of a legal abortion.

Commerce Committee Passes Multiple Lee Amendments

Mar 25, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) offered 54 amendments to the eleven bills considered in a Senate Commerce Committee markup this week. The committee considered bills ranging from the future of 6G technology to incentivizing biological protection programs. Fourteen of Sen. Lee’s amendments were incorporated into the bills passed by the committee.

Senator Lee Advocates for Ukrainian Orphans

Mar 24, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) led a bicameral letter to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken advocating that the State Department assist Ukrainian refugees and aid American families who have already begun the process of adopting Ukrainian orphans. The letter asks the Department of State to aid the Ukrainian government to establish a consular office in Poland to process paperwork required for adoption. The letter further asks about current State Department efforts to aid Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees.

Day 2: Senator Lee Questions SCOTUS Nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Mar 23, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) questioned Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden’s nominee to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States today on the second day of questioning. His questions focused on her past cases dealing with federal lands, her record on criminal sentencing, and the troubling history of Supreme Court precedent regarding partial-birth abortion.