Press Releases

University of Utah Research Park Act Passes Committee

Jul 21, 2022

Washington, D.C. - Sen. Mike Lee’s (R-UT) University of Utah Research Park Act passed the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today with a bipartisan vote. This bill would preserve the University of Utah’s nearly 600-acre research park and avoid possible action by the Bureau of Land Management to repurpose the land.

Sen. Lee Fights Biden’s War on Energy

Jul 20, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) stood against high energy prices today in asking the Senate to pass his bill reaffirming the law to limit the President’s authority to delay or forgo legally required sales of energy leases on federal land.

Sen. Lee Continues to Fight Inflation

Jul 19, 2022

Washington, D.C. - Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) sought passage of his Preventing Runaway Inflation in Consumer Expenditures (PRICE) Act as a part of his continued effort to counter rising inflation.

Bipartisan FORMULA Act Passes House

Jul 15, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) applauds the passage of the bipartisan Formula Act in the US House of Representatives. The Formula Act was introduced in the House by the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, Representative Earl Blumenaur (D-OR) along with the subcommittee’s Ranking Member, Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE) and a growing list of additional cosponsors.

Lee Applauds Uinta Basin Railway Project

Jul 15, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) applauded the Forest Service for issuing the Record of Decision regarding the Uinta Basin Railway Project. Sen. Lee has been an outspoken advocate for the project, working with federal agencies and local partners to get the project approved.

Senator Mike Lee’s Statement on Dobbs Decision

Jun 24, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court’s release of its decision Dobbs v. Jackson.

Senate Passes Lee’s FORMULA Act

Jun 23, 2022

Washington, D.C. – The US Senate has unanimously passed a modified version of the Fixing Our Regulatory Mayhem Upsetting Little Americans (FORMULA) Act introduced by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). The FORMULA Act was created to combat domestic baby formula shortages and bolster the supply chain to help American families feed their babies. Recent shortages come in the immediate aftermath of a recall and temporary closure of a major American formula factory, but highlight systemic weaknesses in this vital supply chain. Due to the disruption, families in Utah and across the nation are struggling to feed their babies. This modified version of Lee’s FORMULA Act will lift substantial tariffs on the importation of baby formula and reduce the costs borne by retailers trying to keep their shelves stocked.

Sen. Lee Applauds SCOTUS in Win for Religious Liberty

Jun 21, 2022

Last year, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and 11 of his Senate colleagues submitted an amicus brief supporting a challenge to a Maine statute that discriminated against the First Amendment rights of parents choosing to send their children to religious schools. In Carson v. Makin, the Supreme Court issued a 6-3 decision striking down Maine’s discriminatory tuition assistance program.

Lee Ocean Shipping Amendments Become Law

Jun 17, 2022

Five amendments proposed by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) became law under the Ocean Shipping Reform Act. Three amendments were from his SHIP IT Act and represent a part of his detailed plan to fight inflation.

Lee’s Antitrust Venue Act Passes Senate

Jun 16, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee’s (R-UT) State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act of 2021 unanimously passed the Senate. The bill would give state officials the same deference granted to federal antitrust enforcers in regard to the venue in which cases are heard.