Press Releases

Sen. Lee Statement on Acquittal of Former President Trump

Feb 13, 2021

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) today issued the following statement after the Senate’s acquittal of former President Donald Trump. “The House managers’ burden in this trial was to prove first, that the Senate should exercise its impeachment jurisdiction in a case against a former president; and second, that he committed the high crime of inciting an insurrection. The House managers did not clear either hurdle.

Sens. Lee, King Introduce Bill to Strengthen American Manufacturing

Feb 10, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Angus King (I-Maine) on Monday introduced the Reinforcing American-Made Products Act, a bill that strengthens American manufacturing by creating one national “Made in USA” labeling standard. “Now more than ever, Americans care about the ‘Made in USA’ label; and they should because it shows consumers a product is of high quality and supports good jobs here in America,” Sen. Lee said. “Unfortunately, some states have made it unnecessarily difficult for businesses to use the ‘Made in USA’ label and empowered trial lawyers to get rich through differing labeling standards. This bill solves that problem by making one national standard for the ‘Made in USA’ label.”

Sen. Lee Introduces Resolution to Protect D.C. Parents’ Rights, Children’s Health

Feb 8, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) today introduced a congressional Joint Resolution disapproving of the District of Columbia government’s recently passed “Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendments Act of 2020.” The law would allow children as young as 11-years old to consent to vaccinations without their parents’ knowledge – a dangerous violation of parental rights and children’s health.

Sen. Lee Leads Legislation to Protect Women’s Sports

Feb 5, 2021

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) yesterday led 13 of his colleagues in introducing the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act, legislation that would protect athletic opportunities for female athletes. “When transgender athletes compete against women, women’s sports are no longer women’s sports; they become unisex athletic events,” Sen. Lee said. “This bill would protect the opportunity of girls throughout America to athletically compete against other girls.”

Sen. Lee Statement on “Vote-a-Rama” and Passage of HSA Amendment

Feb 5, 2021

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) today commented on last night’s Senate budget “vote-a-rama” session, during which three Lee amendments were voted on, including passage of his amendment expanding Americans’ access to Health Savings Accounts. “Last night was what the Senate should look like all the time,” Sen. Lee said. “We debated and voted up-or-down on dozens of amendments offered by Senators from both parties.”

Sen. Lee Comments on January Employment Numbers

Feb 5, 2021

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Member of the Joint Economic Committee, today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Labor Department January 2021 jobs report: “The first month of the new year brings news of 49,000 jobs added in January. With more Americans finding work and getting vaccinated, we are now closer than ever before to moving beyond the pandemic. As more of the economy fully reopens, America is poised to gain millions of jobs back this year that were lost to COVID-19, and indications suggest we are at the beginning of a streak of good news.”

Sen. Lee Introduces ARTICLE ONE Act to Reclaim Congressional Power

Feb 4, 2021

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) today introduced the ARTICLE ONE Act, a bill that would reclaim significant legislative powers delegated to the executive branch by the National Emergencies Act of 1976. When Congress passed this act in 1976, it gave the president of the United States the ability to exercise unilateral power like a king. Now, more than 40 years later, there are 37 ongoing national emergencies that have no congressional approval or expiration date. And just last week, the majority leader pointed out that the president “can do many, many things under the emergency powers . . . that he could do without legislation,” and suggested that “[i]t might be a good idea for President Biden to call a climate emergency.”

Lee, Rubio Statement on Child Tax Credit

Feb 4, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) released a joint statement on new proposals to further expand the Child Tax Credit, which they successfully expanded in 2017 and tax return data confirmed has had a positive effect on millions of American families: “We are encouraged by recent proposals to increase tax relief for working families. Upon our initiative, the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act doubled the Child Tax Credit and expanded its eligibility to provide significant tax cuts to working parents with children.

Sen. Lee Introduces Working Families Flexibility Act

Feb 4, 2021

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) today introduced the Working Families Flexibility Act, a bill that would give employees more flexibility on how to use their overtime benefits. Sen. Lee was joined by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), along with eleven of their colleagues. “For many families, especially those with young children, their most precious commodity is time with each other – and that has never been more challenging to balance with work than during the current pandemic,” said Sen. Lee. “For decades, federal labor laws have unfortunately restricted the way parents and workers can use their time, while giving special exemptions from these laws to government employees. This is unacceptable: the same work-life options available to government employees should be available to private-sector workers as well, especially during these challenging times.”

Sen. Lee Introduces Parental Rights Bills

Feb 3, 2021

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Parental Accessibility Rights for Emergency and Negligent Treatment (PARENT) Act and the Parental Right to Know Act Wednesday, a pair of bills designed to ensure that parents have access to the policies regarding the care and medical records of their children from hospitals and organizations that use taxpayer funding. “Parents play the most important role in caring for the health of their children,” Sen. Lee said. “It is critical that they have information about the policies of the health organizations to which they bring their children for care, and that they have the ability to access their medical records. These bills would ensure that parents are afforded the right to remain informed and involved in their children’s care.”