Press Releases

Lee Calls Out Commerce: Time's Up on Pause for Gun Export Licenses

Feb 21, 2024

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) led a letter urging the Biden Administration to end the unilateral pause on issuing new export licenses for American firearms manufacturers by the Department of Commerce. This pause, initiated on October 27, 2023, purportedly to enhance national security interests, has instead inflicted financial harm on numerous businesses without tangible security benefits. Despite indicating that the pause would last only approximately 90 days, the moratorium on issuing new export licenses remains in effect, and the Commerce Department refuses to clarify when they will lift the pause.

Lee Leads Call for Senate Trial on Mayorkas Impeachment

Feb 20, 2024

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) has led his colleagues calling for Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to demand a Senate trial for Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, noting the Senate's constitutional responsibility to conduct a thorough trial following the House's impeachment articles.

Mike Lee Demands Senate Trial for Impeached DHS Secretary Mayorkas

Feb 13, 2024

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the statement below following the U.S. House of Representatives vote to impeach Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas:

MEDIA ADVISORY: Senator Lee, Senator Vance, Elon Musk, and David Sacks Will Discuss Ukraine Funding on X Spaces At 6:00PM ET

Feb 12, 2024

WASHINGTON – Today at 6:00 PM ET, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), Senator JD Vance (R-OH), Elon Mush, and David Sachs will participate in a X Spaces conversation on U.S. funding for the war in Ukraine.

Utah Congressional Delegation Announces Passport Fairs in Coordination with State Department

Feb 5, 2024

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Representatives John Curtis (UT-03), Blake Moore (UT-01), Burgess Owens (UT-04), and Celeste Maloy (UT-02), in coordination with the Department of State, today announced five “Passport Fairs” throughout the state. Utahns in need of a passport, or those whose passports have expired or will expire in the next year, may register for an appointment from February 13 – 17 at one of five locations. Expedited processing will be available. Details can be found below.

Senator Lee Releases “Dirty Dozen” Disasters in So-Called “Border Deal”

Feb 5, 2024

The proposed border deal will not secure our border. Passing it into law would worsen the border crisis. Here’s why:

Senator Lee Takes Tech CEOs to Task on Online Child Safety

Jan 31, 2024

WASHINGTON - Today, amidst a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled "Big Tech and the Online Child Sexual Exploitation Crisis," Sen. Mike Lee announced the introduction of the Preventing Rampant Online Technological Exploitation and Criminal Trafficking (PROTECT) Act. This legislation addresses the pressing issue of online sexual exploitation and imposes stringent requirements on internet service providers.

Lee Aims to End Antiquated Jones Act

Jan 25, 2024

WASHINGTON – To address the longstanding challenges posed by the Jones Act, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced two bills: the Open America’s Waters Act and the Protecting Access to American Products Act. These bills represent a comprehensive approach to alleviating the burdens American consumers, businesses, and communities face due to antiquated World War I-era regulations.

Senator Lee Introduces Four Bills to Protect the Unborn

Jan 19, 2024

As the nation prepares to observe the annual March for Life, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) is reinforcing his dedication to protecting the unborn by introducing four critical pieces of legislation: the Abortion is not Health Care Act, the Protecting Life in Health Savings Accounts Act, the Protecting Life in Foreign Assistance Act, and the Guaranteeing the Unborn Access to Respect and Dignity (GUARD) Act.

Lee Fires Back at Biden Gun Export Restrictions with New Bill

Dec 18, 2023

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), joined by Sens. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Rick Scott (R-FL), introduced the Protect American Gun Exporter Act. This bill comes in response to the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) recent 90-day pause on the issuance of new export licenses for firearms, ammunition, and component parts to non-governmental end users in most foreign countries.