Press Releases

Senators Unveil Bipartisan Proposal to Boost Economy by Cutting Through Red Tape that has Hurt International Travel to U.S.

Mar 26, 2012

With the economy just starting to turn the corner, a bipartisan group of senators unveiled a new proposal Monday that will boost the U.S. economy and create jobs by jumpstarting international travel to the United States. The legislation—named the Jobs Originated through Launching Travel (“JOLT”) Act—will reform outdated visa laws to cut through red tape that has caused a lag in foreign travel to the U.S.

Hatch, Lee, Bishop Welcome Air Force Secretary to Hill Air Force Base

Mar 26, 2012

The time to fight for the mission of Hill Air Force Base is now. If we wait until we face another round of BRAC, it may be too late to preserve the vital service the base provides to Utah and the country. I am encouraged by Secretary Donley’s visit and believe Hill AFB continues to be one of the military’s most well-run installations.

Lee Releases Video Describing Experience as Supreme Court Law Clerk

Mar 23, 2012

Today, Senator Mike Lee released the second in a series of videos giving viewers a behind-the-scenes explanation of the Supreme Court, its procedures, and the constitutional questions surrounding ObamaCare that will be before the court starting next week.

Governor Herbert, Federal Delegation, and State Legislators Join Together to Demand Transfer of Public Lands to Utah

Mar 23, 2012

Today, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert signed House Bill 148, which demands the federal government make good on the promises made in the 1894 Enabling Act to extinguish title to federal lands in Utah.

Lee Pleased by Confirmation of Judge Nuffer

Mar 22, 2012

I have been a strong and consistent advocate for Judge Nuffer. I was pleased to speak on his behalf at his Judiciary Committee hearing last year and to reiterate my support when the Judiciary Committee voted to report his nomination to the Senate floor. I remain confident in Judge Nuffer’s abilities and qualifications.

Lee Releases Videos on Supreme Court, ObamaCare

Mar 22, 2012

Today, Senator Mike Lee released the first in a series of videos giving viewers a behind-the-scenes discussion of the Supreme Court, its procedures, and the constitutional questions surrounding ObamaCare that will be before the court starting next week.

Lee Introduces ‘Grow America’ Act

Mar 19, 2012

The time for action is now. The American people deserve a booming economy, a tax code they can understand, and a government that doesn’t believe regulation can solve all of the country’s problems. We need to embrace the proven methods of achieving these goals, which made America the richest and most powerful nation on Earth. The Grow America Act does just that.

Senators Introduce Medicare Reform Plan: The Congressional Health Care for Seniors Act

Mar 15, 2012

Today in the U.S. Capitol, Sen. Rand Paul introduced his Medicare Reform Plan, the Congressional Health Care for Seniors Act (CHCSA) – S. 2196 – with co-sponsors Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Jim DeMint (R-S.C.). CHCSA will not only fix the Medicare system in its entirety, it also saves taxpayers $1 trillion in the first 10 years. This plan will provide better health care benefits, choice, quality, and outcomes by enrolling all senior citizens into the same health care plan as Members of Congress and other federal employees.

Lee Introduces Act to Protect Family Farms

Mar 15, 2012

Today, Senator Mike Lee introduced the Saving the Family Farm Act of 2011. The bill would eliminate the death tax on family-owned farms and other family-owned businesses that are not “C” corporations, which are those that are taxed separately from their owners. The tax would be applied if the establishment in question were to be sold off within the first five years after the death.

Lee Applauds Reid’s Reversal on Nominations

Mar 14, 2012

I urge Senator Reid to withdraw his recommendation that the President recess appoint additional nominees. As Senators we have a responsibility to uphold the constitutional prerogatives of this body, including our rightful role in providing advice and consent to the President's nominations.