Press Releases

Lee Introduces Bill to Modernize Federal Regulatory Reviews

May 23, 2024

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Modernizing Retrospective Regulatory Review Act, which directs the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) to leverage technology to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of reviews on outdated and redundant regulations. The legislation is co-sponsored by Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Senator Steve Daines (R-MT). Congressman Andy Biggs (R-AZ) is leading the companion bill in the House of Representatives.

Mike Lee and Chip Roy to Announce SAVE Act to Protect American Voters

May 8, 2024

On Wednesday, May 8, Senator Mike Lee, alongside Chip Roy and Speaker Johnson, will hold a press conference on the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act, legislation led by Senator Lee in the Senate and Congressman Chip Roy in the House. It would require proof of American citizenship to register to vote in federal elections.

Lee and Roy Partner on Legislation to Secure Federal Elections

May 8, 2024

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), alongside Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), introduced the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act. This crucial legislation seeks to ensure that only U.S. citizens participate in federal elections by requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration.

Lee Introduces Bill Targeting Wealthy University Subsidies

May 2, 2024

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the No Subsidies for Wealthy Universities Act, a new bill to address the misuse of taxpayer dollars in higher education. The bill targets institutions that perpetuate administrative bloat and advance ideological agendas under the guise of education. Its introduction comes in response to the disturbing wave of violence and antisemitic rhetoricthat has swept across college campuses. Senators Roger Marshall (R-KS) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) have joined as cosponsors while Congressman Ben Cline (R-VA) spearheads the companion effort in the House of Representatives.

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.

Lee Introduces Bill to Enhance State Input on Federal Grazing Land

Apr 18, 2024

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the State Grazing Management Authority Act, a bill to empower states to manage grazing allotments on federal lands. This legislation seeks to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of rangeland management while fostering collaboration between local stakeholders and government agencies.

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.

LEE, COONS INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN NDO FAIRNESS ACT

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.