Press Releases

Lee Introduces 2-Year RECA Reauthorization Bill to Provide Compensation for Victims of Atomic Testing

Apr 18, 2024

WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced a bill to reauthorize the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) for an additional two years. This legislation aims to provide needed compensation to individuals who have been adversely affected by atomic weapons testing conducted by the federal government. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) cosponsored the legislation in the Senate, and Rep. Celeste Maloy (R-UT) is leading the effort in the House of Representatives.

Senate Republicans Host Press Conference on Sec. Mayorkas Impeachment Trial

Apr 9, 2024

This week, the House of Representatives is set to deliver its Articles of Impeachment for Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate. In anticipation of these articles, Senate Republicans will be hosting a press conference to discuss the importance of holding Secretary Mayorkas accountable and conducting a full impeachment trial in the Senate.

Grounding the Invasion: Lee's Bill to Close the Gate on CBP One App Use

Mar 22, 2024

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), in response to the ongoing invasion at the southern border and the Biden Administration's decision to validate the CBP One Mobile App as an acceptable form of identification for air travel into and across the United States, has introduced the Verifying that all Aliens have Legitimate Identification Documents (VALID) Act. This legislation directly targets the loopholes exploited by illegal immigrants to travel within the U.S. without proper identification.


Mar 21, 2024

Today, Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced the bipartisan NDO Fairness Act, legislation to safeguard American citizens' privacy and constitutional rights in the digital era. In recent years, the use of Non-Disclosure Orders (NDOs), commonly referred to as gag or secrecy orders has surged, particularly in cases involving electronic data like emails, texts, and personal online information. These orders prevent service providers from informing individuals that law enforcement has accessed their data.

Lee Reintroduces Davis-Bacon Repeal Act

Mar 15, 2024

WASHINGTON – Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) reintroduced the Davis-Bacon Repeal Act, legislation to eliminate the wage subsidy law that mandates federally funded construction projects worth more than $2,000 pay workers the "prevailing wage" rate applicable in the same locality for non-federal projects. This act imposes undue burdens on the economy, disadvantages unskilled labor, and unfairly benefits organized labor at taxpayers' expense.

Lee Introduces Bill to Empower Local Authorities in Managing Native Wildlife

Mar 15, 2024

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) reintroduced the Native Species Protection Act, which empowers states with the authority to manage wildlife species found entirely within their borders, without federal interference. The legislation is cosponsored by Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK).

Lee Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Accelerate Adoption of Geothermal Energy

Mar 14, 2024

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) along with Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM), James Risch (R-ID), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), all members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, introduced the Geothermal Energy Optimization (GEO) Act to accelerate the adoption of geothermal energy nationwide.

Sens. Lee and Cruz Lead Senate Republicans in Challenging FCC’s Unlawful ‘Digital Equity’ Rules

Mar 14, 2024

WASHINGTON – Today, Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) led a group of 19 senators in introducing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) joint resolution of disapproval to nullify the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) so-called “Digital Discrimination” order.


Mar 14, 2024

With the April 19 sunset of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) approaching in just a few weeks, Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today introduced the bipartisan Security and Freedom Enhancement (SAFE) Act, a bipartisan compromise bill that protects Americans from foreign threats and from warrantless government surveillance.


Feb 27, 2024

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced bipartisan legislation to expand the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General to include alleged DOJ attorney misconduct. Currently, the DOJ Inspector General (IG) has no authority to investigate professional misconduct by DOJ lawyers. DOJ is the only agency whose IG has such a jurisdictional carve-out. The Inspector General Access Act would simply strike this loophole, which leads to an unfair double standard where every DOJ employee—including FBI and DEA agents, U.S. Marshals, and federal prison guards—can be investigated by the DOJ IG except DOJ lawyers.