Press Releases

Lee Attends Hill AFB Ceremony

Jan 11, 2013

WASHINGTON - Today Sen. Mike Lee attended the formal changing of command ceremony at Hill Air Force Base. Col. Kathryn L. Kolbe officially took over command of the 75th Air Base Wing from Col. Sarah E. Zabel.

"Hill Air Force Base has a proud history of exceptional leadership and I am pleased to see they will continue in that tradition with Colonel Kolbe," Said Sen. Lee, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. "Hill has a deep connection to the local community and broad support in the region. I look forward to working with Col. Kolbe to ensure that Hill Air Force Base and the people of Utah maintain a close and positive relationship."

Lee Statement on Nomination of Jack Lew for Treasury Secretary

Jan 10, 2013

Unfortunately, the nomination of Jack Lew as Secretary of Treasury signals that the president will continue to pursue the same failed policies of the previous four years: higher taxes, more spending, and more debt.

Lee Statement on Nomination of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense

Jan 7, 2013

The United States continues to face significant national security challenges and it is critical to have strong leadership at the Pentagon that can respond to our evolving and emerging threats. The nomination of Senator Hagel presents an opportunity to discuss not only his qualifications for the position and his approach to defending the United States and her allies, but also the specific ways in which he would seek to strengthen, modernize, and reform our national defense. I look forward to hearing Senator Hagel’s answers to questions involving these important issues.

Lee Joins Armed Services Committee for 113th Congress

Jan 4, 2013

For the 113th Congress, Senator Mike Lee will join the Senate Armed Services Committee and keep three previous committee assignments on Judiciary, Energy and Natural Resources, and the Joint Economic Committee.

Lee Reacts to the FTC's Ruling on Google Antitrust Probe

Jan 3, 2013

As a consequence of the FTC’s investigation, Google has agreed both to settle allegations it misused patents to impede competition in high-tech markets and to change some problematic practices relating to its Internet search and advertising businesses.

Lee Statement on Passing of Judge Robert Bork

Dec 19, 2012

"Robert Bork was one of America’s greatest jurists and a brilliant legal mind," said Lee. "He was an expert on issues ranging from antitrust to privacy laws and was deeply influential in promoting constitutional originalism."

Lee Welcomes Appointment of Tim Scott to U.S. Senate

Dec 17, 2012

I welcome the appointment of Rep. Tim Scott to the Senate and congratulate Governor Nikki Haley on a terrific choice

Lee Statement on Delta acquisition of significant stake in Virgin Atlantic

Dec 11, 2012

Today, Senator Mike Lee, ranking member of the Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee, issued the following statement regarding Delta Air Lines Inc.’s announcement that it will acquire a 49 percent share of Virgin Atlantic Airways for $360 million.

Lee Statement on Senator DeMint's Retirement

Dec 6, 2012

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Lee issued the following statement regarding Senator Jim DeMint’s announcement he will be leaving the Senate to join The Heritage Foundation as the think tank’s new president:

“Jim has been a source of inspiration for many of us who came to Washington to fight for our core conservative beliefs.  He has shown that getting things done doesn’t have to mean abandoning your principles.  For too long, he was a movement unto himself in the Senate, keeping the torch lit for free-market principles and limited government. We are a better country for his service. Jim is a friend and mentor, and I plan to honor his time in the Senate by continuing the push for individual liberty and restoring constitutional government.”

Lee Applauds Vote to Protect Parental Rights, American Sovereignty

Dec 4, 2012

Today, Senator Mike Lee applauded the Senate for voting to protect American sovereignty, uphold the rights of parents, and block the recognition of so-called international "entitlement rights." Thirty-seven senators joined Lee in opposing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in an effort to ensure certain provisions would not become the "supreme law of the land."