Press Releases

Sen. Lee Congratulates Uinta Basin Railway Project

Dec 16, 2021

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) congratulates the Uinta Basin Railway Project on receiving final approval from the federal government’s Surface Transportation Board (STB). Sen. Lee has been working with federal agencies and local partners for years toward the goal of approval. Local efforts were led by the 7-County Infrastructure Coalition, the Ute Indian Tribe, the UBRY company, Rio Grande Pacific Corp., and DHIP Group.

Sen. Lee Introduces Bill to Protect Consumers

Dec 15, 2021

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced his Consumer Protection and Due Process Act today to help protect consumers while ensuring due process safeguards in Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proceedings. The bill provides the FTC with the authority to seek equitable remedies under Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act in response to the Supreme Court’s April 2021 that found that the FTC did not have the authority to seek equitable remedies under current law.

Sen. Lee Introduces Four Dredging Bills

Dec 13, 2021

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced four bills targeting our nation’s supply chain difficulties and the lack of American dredging infrastructure. The bills take a long-term approach to solving a vexing problem of aging and inadequate American port infrastructure.

Sen. Lee Seeks to Preserve Research Park

Dec 10, 2021

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) has introduced the University of Utah Research Park Act to protect and preserve Research Park, a center for research and development serving both the University and the local workforce. Research Park is situated on a parcel of land which was transferred to the University by the Bureau of Land Management in 1965. Sen. Lee’s bill would remove an encumbrance from that transfer agreement to ensure Research Park remains productive and thriving.

Sen. Lee Grills Instagram CEO

Dec 9, 2021

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) questioned Instagram CEO, Adam Mosseri, in a Senate Commerce Committee hearing today regarding the platform’s algorithm providing and even recommending dangerous content to children.

Sen. Lee Speaks on SCOTUS Abortion Case

Nov 30, 2021

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), spoke at a press conference regarding Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court case regarding Mississippi’s abortion law today, November 30. Sen. Lee along with congressional colleagues submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court regarding the case encouraging that the precedent set by Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeast Pennsylvania v. Casey.

Sen. Lee’s Supply-chain Bill to STOP the GRINCH and Save Christmas

Nov 18, 2021

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the STOP the GRINCH Act today to ease supply-chain and inflation pressures by streamlining or suspending certain federal regulations on ports, ships, and trucks. Empty shelves and backlogged ports have wreaked havoc on American businesses and families over recent months. Inflation is at levels not seen in decades making holiday purchases and everyday necessities harder for Utah families to buy.

Fry Sauce Heads to Silicon Valley: Sen. Lee Thanks Apple CEO

Nov 1, 2021

As a thank you for joining him at the 2021 Silicon Slopes Summit, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) sent Apple CEO, Tim Cook a box of Utah’s fry sauce with a thank you note. The two men have been friends for years after meeting professionally through Senator Lee’s work in the Senate. On stage at the summit, the pair joked about fry sauce, one of Utah’s prime culinary contributions, and its suitability for Apple’s corporate cafeterias.

Sen. Lee Advocates UK Trade Deal

Oct 21, 2021

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) today asked that the Senate pass his resolution supporting a free trade agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom. This is a continuation of Lee’s now multi-year advocacy for a free trade deal between the countries.

Sen. Lee, Colleagues, Demand DOJ Leave Parents Alone

Oct 7, 2021

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) with the Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee today demanded the Department of Justice (DOJ) not interfere with local school board meetings or threaten the use of federal law enforcement to deter parents’ free speech. This comes after DOJ issued a memorandum suggesting federal law enforcement may need to assist policing local school board meetings.