Press Releases

Senator Lee Introduces Resolution to Maintain Undivided Jerusalem Embassy

Mar 22, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced a concurrent resolution today reaffirming Congress’s position that the United States should be represented by a single diplomatic mission in Jerusalem. The Biden Administration has previously stated its intent to create a consulate general in Jerusalem dedicated to Palestinian affairs. The 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act, passed into law by Congressional supermajority recognizes that Jerusalem is the undivided capital of Israel and the U.S. embassy to Israel should be in Jerusalem.

Senator Lee Questions SCOTUS Nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Mar 22, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) questioned Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden’s nominee to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States today. His questions focused on her judicial philosophy, her record on criminal sentencing, and her views on unenumerated constitutional rights.

Senator Lee’s Statement in Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Supreme Court Hearing

Mar 21, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke in the Judiciary Committee Supreme Court nomination hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson this morning highlighting what he will be looking for in the hearing and in Judge Jackson’s testimony. Senator Lee reiterated his commitment to avoid personal attacks, highlighted the importance of humility in the judicial role, and advocated for protecting the legitimacy of the Supreme Court. Sen. Lee’s remarks are found in transcript form below.

Senator Lee Introduces Bill to Help Victims of Vaccine Adverse Reactions

Mar 11, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced his Countermeasure Injury Compensation Amendment Act to help those who have suffered adverse reactions from the COVID-19 vaccines. Current law provides redress measures for patients who have suffered adverse reactions to vaccines and other countermeasures used to promote public health. Unfortunately, the thousands of patients who have sought relief for adverse effects of the COVID-19 vaccines have not received compensation under the existing framework.

Senator Lee Leads Letter to Defend Second Amendment

Mar 11, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) today led a group of twenty Senators in a letter to the Attorney General and the Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) expressing concern over the ATF’s use of secret internal guidance to enforce regulations that are not openly published. This secret guidance has been used to justify the seizure of property and could troublingly be used to prosecute Americans and businesses.

Senator Lee Introduces Supply Chain Bill to Counter Inflation

Mar 10, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the SHIP IT Act today to help ease the nations supply chain crisis and counter rising inflation by simplifying or suspending certain federal regulations on ports, ships, and trucks. Empty shelves and backlogged ports have wreaked havoc on American businesses and families. This bill focuses on streamlining the process to get products off of ships, into trucks, and onto shelves.

Senator Lee Leads Letter to Defund Federal Vaccine Mandates

Mar 4, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) today led a group of Senators in defense of Americans targeted by President Biden’s vaccine mandates, making clear in a letter to colleagues they will not consent to expedited passage of a funding bill that allows the vaccine mandates to continue. At minimum, the Senators demanded a roll call vote on an amendment to defund the enforcement of remaining federal vaccine mandates on government contractors, members of the military, all other federal employees, and medical care providers.

Sen. Lee Introduces Bill Countering Inflation

Mar 3, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Preventing Runaway Inflation in Consumer Expenditures (PRICE) Act today. This bill builds upon Senator Lee’s budget amendment that received 49 votes during the August 2021 budget reconciliation process. The PRICE Act requires a 3/5 majority of Senators to approve new spending measures when the nation’s inflation rate is at or above 3%. Runaway federal spending has been a major contributor to current inflation, which is now charted as the highest rate in four decades

Sen. Lee Introduces Bill Granting Immediate SSDI Benefits for Terminally Ill

Mar 2, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced his Immediate Access for the Terminally Ill Act today. The bill would allow terminally ill patients with certain diagnoses with limited life expectancies to choose to forego the current five-month waiting period and receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits immediately.

Senator Lee Introduces 1031 Exchange Improvement Act

Feb 18, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the 1031 Exchange Improvement Act which would eliminate the current 45-day requirement to identify 1031 exchange properties. 1031 exchanges allow taxpayers to roll earnings from real estate sales into near-term future investment properties while deferring the capital gain tax burden until the eventual sale of the ultimate property. The Internal Revenue Service had extended the 45-day period to 120 days during the COVID-19 pandemic.