Press Releases

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.

Lee Introduces Bill to Protect Gun Shop Owners and Uphold the Second Amendment

Jun 5, 2024

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the STOP the BIS Rule Act, legislation seeking to defend the rights of American gun shop owners and uphold the Second Amendment. Sen. Lee’s bill would prohibitthe use of federal funds to finalize, implement, or enforce the harmful interim rule issued by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), which severely restricts the sale of American-made firearms to international customers. Congressman Mark Green (R-TN) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives.

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.