Press Releases

Sen. Lee Cosponsors SAVE Moms and Babies Act

Jan 28, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) today joined U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and Congressman Bob Latta (R-Ohio) to reintroduce their Support and Value Expectant (SAVE) Moms and Babies Act to strengthen federal controls over the regulation and distribution of chemical abortion drugs. The SAVE Moms and Babies Act would prevent labeling changes for already-approved abortion drugs; prevent providers from dispensing these drugs remotely, by mail, or via tele-medicine; and prevent the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from approving new chemical abortion drugs.

Sen. Lee Explains Why Senate Does Not Have Impeachment Jurisdiction Over Former Officials

Jan 26, 2021

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Tuesday after voting not to table a point of order, noting it is unconstitutional for the Senate to try a former president. “If the Senate were to adopt a broad interpretation of the impeachment power—one allowing federal officials to be convicted on impeachment charges even after leaving office—the result would not only be problematic, but also contrary to the most natural reading of the text, structure, and historical understanding of the Constitution.”

Sens. Lee and Romney Introduce the Protect Utah’s Rural Economy (PURE) Act

Jan 25, 2021

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) reintroduced the Protect Utah’s Rural Economy (PURE) Act Friday, a bill that would protect Utah from presidential Antiquities Act abuse in much the same way Alaska and Wyoming are currently protected. “Rural Americans want what all Americans want: a dignified decent-paying job, a family to love and support, and a healthy community whose future is determined by local residents – not their self-styled betters thousands of miles away,” Sen. Lee said. “That is why I am introducing the Protecting Utah’s Rural Economy Act today, a bill that would protect Utah from future abuses under the Antiquities Act by prohibiting the president from establishing or expanding a national monument in Utah unless the proposed monument has been authorized by an act of Congress and the state legislature.”

Sens. Lee, Grassley Reintroduce Balanced Budget Amendment

Jan 25, 2021

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) reintroduced an amendment to the United States Constitution that would require the federal government to balance its budget each year. This amendment would put a stop to the current “status quo” of Congress spending far more money than the federal government takes in and would place strict limitations on the federal government’s ability to increase taxes, raise the debt limit, and carry out other actions that threaten our long-term fiscal sustainability.

Utah Elected Leaders Speak Out Against Harmful Biden Order on Federal Lands

Jan 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Mitt Romney (R-UT), Reps. John Curtis, Blake Moore, Chris Stewart and Burgess Owens, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson, Senate President Stuart Adams, House Speaker Brad Wilson and Attorney General Sean Reyes issued the following joint statement in response to the Biden administration’s action to suspend oil and gas leases on public lands:

Utah Delegation, State Officials Oppose Executive Order on Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments

Jan 21, 2021

WASHINGTON—The Utah congressional delegation comprised of U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Mitt Romney (R-UT), Representatives Chris Stewart (R-UT), John Curtis (R-UT), Burgess Owens (R-UT), and Blake Moore (R-UT), as well as state officials including Governor Spencer Cox, Attorney General Sean Reyes, Senate President Stuart Adams, and Speaker of the House Brad Wilson, issued the following statement regarding President Biden’s executive order directing the Department of the Interior to review the boundaries and conditions of the Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments.

Sen. Lee Congratulates President Biden on his Inauguration

Jan 20, 2021

“It was an honor to witness President Biden swear to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States today. We may not agree on everything, but I know we share common ground on some key issues like criminal justice reform and tax relief for working families. I hope we can turn these agreements into real bipartisan legislative success.”

Sen. Lee Comments on December Employment Numbers

Jan 8, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee Mike Lee (R-UT) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Labor Department December 2020 jobs report: “The United States lost a net 140,000 jobs in December, and it was a challenging month for many Americans as COVID-19 cases mounted and friends and family were separated during the holidays. At the same time, the final month of 2020 also provided a beacon of hope as the first COVID-19 vaccinations were administered across the country. As vaccinations help restore American confidence and allow them to return safely to work, it is my hope that the darkest days of the pandemic are behind us and the new year includes safely reuniting with friends, neighbors, family and coworkers.”

Sen. Lee Statement on Death of Capitol Police Officer

Jan 8, 2021

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Thursday after it was confirmed that U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick had died from injuries suffered while defending the U.S. Capitol on January 6: “The brave men and women of the Capitol Police put their lives on the line defending us from a violent mob Wednesday. Fourteen of them were hospitalized from injuries they suffered while protecting us and now one of them, Officer Brian Sicknick, has died. My family and I offer our deepest condolences and prayers to the Sicknick family. My colleagues and I will do everything we can to make sure those responsible for Officer Sicknick’s death are brought to justice.”

Sen. Lee Speaks on Counting Electoral Votes

Jan 6, 2021

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Wednesday: "My thoughts and prayers go out to the family members of those who have been injured or killed today. My heartfelt gratitude goes out to the Capitol Hill Police who valiantly defended our building and our lives. While it is true legitimate concerns have been raised with regard to how some key battleground states conducted their elections in November this is not the end of the story."