Press Releases

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.

Utah Delegation Responds to Monument Announcement

Oct 7, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Representatives Chris Stewart (R-UT), John Curtis (R-UT), Burgess Owens (R-UT), and Blake Moore (R-UT) have issued the joint statement below following the announcement of President Joe Biden’s Proclamation to re-expand the boundaries of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.

Sen. Lee says Inflation “Turbocharged by Congress Spending Money”

Oct 6, 2021

In new research, Joint Economic Committee Republicans, led by Ranking Member Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), present evidence that rising prices have resulted from both transitory inflation and more lasting inflation caused by government stimulus. If Congress continues to push government spending to new heights, inflation likely worsens.

Sen. Lee, Colleagues Question DOJ, FTC Antitrust Enforcement

Oct 5, 2021

Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Reps. Ken Buck (R-CO), and Jim Jordan (R-OH) sent a letter to Richard Powers, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division, and Lina Kahn, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission questioning the dual antitrust enforcers’ increasingly divergent standards in enforcing the law.

Sen. Lee Introduces Act to Protect Downwinders

Sep 27, 2021

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Downwinders Act to renew and extend protections for Utahns and others under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA). Downwinders are residents of certain counties that developed cancer after nearby above-ground atomic weapons testing. Eligibility under RECA is currently set to expire on July 7, 2022.

Sen. Lee Introduces Bills to Combat Agriculture Fees

Sep 27, 2021

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced two bills to reform agricultural checkoff programs. The bills will make checkoff programs more responsive to contributors and voluntary rather than mandatory. Checkoffs are mandatory Department of Agriculture fees assessed on a per-unit basis that fund boards designed to promote the commodity as a whole. However, checkoff funds are frequently coopted against the interests of some or even a majority of contributors. Countless farmers, ranchers, and other producers have seen their checkoff dollars squandered or even used against their interests. These bills would prohibit certain wasteful, anti-competitive, and deceptive behavior from checkoff board and make checkoff participation voluntary.