Press Releases

Lee Introduces Legislation to Cut Regulations and Accelerate Baltimore's Recovery Amid Bridge Collapse

Jul 11, 2024

WASHINGTON – In response to the recent collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced two pieces of legislation to cut burdensome regulations and expedite recovery efforts for Baltimore and its vital port. The collapse has significantly impacted thousands of residents and businesses dependent on the port for their livelihoods and impacted the supply chain nationwide.

Lee, Mace Target D.C.’s Absurd, Cost-Inflating Childcare Regulations

Jul 10, 2024

WASHINGTON – Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Childcare Worker Opportunity Act, a bill to alleviate the escalating childcare crisis in the District of Columbia. The proposed legislation seeks to repeal the stringent 2016 regulation that mandates childcare workers to hold a college degree, a rule that has significantly contributed to the shortage of childcare providers and the skyrocketing costs families face. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) has introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives.

Lee Introduces Bills to Demand Burden Sharing and Oppose Ukraine Membership Ahead of NATO Summit

Jul 9, 2024

WASHINGTON – As Washington plays host to this year's NATO Summit, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) is set to introduce a series of bills to address the strategic misdirection of NATO and the decades-long imbalance in defense spending. The summit marks NATO's 75th anniversary, a milestone that calls for reflection and a reassessment of the alliance's operational readiness and financial posture.

Lee, Paul Introduce Resolution Condemning the Biden Administration's Unconstitutional Security Guarantees to Ukraine

Jun 20, 2024

Today, Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced a resolution emphasizing the need for Senate oversight and consideration of the Biden administration's bilateral agreement to provide long-term security guarantees to Ukraine. Senator Lee asserts that this agreement, which effectively serves as a backdoor into NATO membership for Ukraine, bypasses Congress and the Constitution by not following the treaty process and restricts future administrations from adjusting the United States' strategic posture toward Ukraine.

Lee, Lummis Introduce Bill to Counter FCC on AI Ad Disclosures

Jun 18, 2024

WASHINGTON – Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Ending FCC Meddling in Our Elections Act with Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Ted Budd (R-NC). The legislation comes as a direct response to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 's recent decision to begin rulemaking that would require on-air disclosures for campaign ads created using artificial intelligence.

Lee Introduces Trio of Bills Defending Access to Public Lands

Jun 17, 2024

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced a trio of bills today to ensure access to federal lands and reaffirm the authority of state and local jurisdictions.

Lee Introduces Outdoor Americans with Disabilities Act

Jun 13, 2024

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Outdoor Americans with Disabilities Act, legislation to ensure that all Americans, regardless of physical ability, can access and enjoy our nation’s public lands.

Lee Introduces Two Key Bills to Bolster U.S. Maritime and Naval Capabilities

Jun 12, 2024

WASHINGTON –Today, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced two pieces of legislation aimed at enhancing the readiness and capabilities of the United States Navy and Coast Guard. The "Ensuring Naval Readiness Act" and the "Ensuring Coast Guard Readiness Act" are designed to modernize and expedite the construction and procurement processes for U.S. maritime forces by fostering increased collaboration with allied nations.

Lee and Manchin Lead Bipartisan Bill to Ensure National Guard Readiness

Jun 11, 2024

WASHINGTON – Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Joe Manchin (I-WV), along with Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Steve Daines (R-MT), J.D. Vance (R-OH), and Jim Risch (R-ID), today introduced the Guarding Readiness Resources Act. This legislation provides an exemption from the Miscellaneous Receipts Act for State Active Duty (SAD) reimbursement payments intended for the National Guard Bureau, allowing these funds to be directed back to the National Guard units that incurred the expenses.

Breaking the Bank: Sen. Lee Introduces Bill to Abolish the Federal Reserve

Jun 6, 2024

WASHINGTON – Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act, legislation that would dissolve the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Reserve banks and repeal the 1913 Federal Reserve Act, which established the System. Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) leads the companion bill in the House of Representatives.