Press Releases

Sen. Lee Serves Utah Fare to Senate Colleagues

May 19, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) will serve Utah-made tacos, tortilla chips, salsa, and cookies to his Republican Senate colleagues this Thursday at the weekly conference lunch. “We all need to support each other through this difficult time, and one way to do that is eating at local restaurants and buying local food,” Sen. Lee said. “That is why I am so proud to serve Angelica’s tacos at this Thursday’s Senate Republican lunch.” Each week the Senate is in session, Republican senators take turns providing lunch to their Republican colleagues. This Thursday Sen. Lee will be serving tacos from Angelica’s in St. George, Utah, along with Don Julio tortilla chips, Salsa Queen salsa, and Crumbl cookies.

Sen. Lee and Colleagues Introduce Bill to Let States Approve and Distribute Diagnostic Tests During Public Health Emergency

May 19, 2020

WASHINGTON – As states begin to safely re-open and Americans return to work, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) cosponsored the Right to Test Act – legislation to let states approve and distribute diagnostic tests when the state or federal government has declared a public health emergency. The bill was written by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and cosponsored by Sens. Lee, Mike Braun (R-IN), and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA).

Sen. Lee Joins Letter Urging Regulatory Relief

May 14, 2020

WASHINGTON - Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) joined 27 other senators in signing a letter to leadership urging the Senate to take action to provide businesses with regulatory relief in the wake of the economic crisis caused by the global pandemic. “In contrast to unsustainable increases in federal spending, the easing of regulatory burdens – estimated to cost businesses as much as $1.9 trillion – will have broader macroeconomic effects by promoting competition and private investment,” the Senators write. “We stand ready to work with you to adopt commonsense regulatory relief in an effort to promote long-term economic recovery following the COVID-19 healthcare crisis.

Senate Passes Lee-Leahy FISA Amendment

May 13, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Wednesday after the Senate voted 77-19 to adopt the Lee-Leahy Amendment to USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020. “If men were angels, no government would be necessary. But men are not angels so our government will always need oversight and accountability to make sure it doesn’t abuse its power. The Lee-Leahy Amendment just passed by the Senate will help bring some much-needed oversight and accountability to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. More work still needs to be done, but this is good reform in the right direction, and I look forward to final passage of this FISA reform legislation.”

Sen. Lee Signs Letter Asking President Trump to Reject State Bailouts

Apr 30, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Sens. Mike Lee, Rick Scott, Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson, and Mike Enzi sent a letter to President Trump urging the Administration to reject states’ efforts to receive taxpayer dollars for non-Coronavirus related expenses, like bail-outs for unfunded pensions or to backfill lost revenue.

Sens. Lee, Klobuchar Call on Law Enforcement to Investigate Meat Supply Chain

Apr 27, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, and Mike Lee (R-UT), Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, wrote a letter to the Justice Department, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), calling on the agencies to identify problems and implement appropriate solutions to help ensure that our country’s food markets work for consumers, as well as our farmers, ranchers, and packers.

Sen. Lee Delivers Floor Remarks on the Need for Senate to Reconvene

Apr 22, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) yesterday spoke on the Senate floor on the essential need for the Senate to reconvene and take up legislation to reopen the American economy. “We've seen health care providers working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We've seen the president and his staff at the White House working 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

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Sen. Lee Named to President’s Economic Task Force

Apr 16, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY - Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) was named to President Trump’s Congressional Economic Task Force on Wednesday. The bipartisan and bicameral group of federal lawmakers will provide counsel to President Trump on the reopening of the American economy.

Sen. Lee Signs Letter to Ensure Protection for Faith-Based Entities

Apr 15, 2020

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) joined a group of 17 senators Tuesday that signed a letter to Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury, and Jovita Carranza, Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), to thank them for the recently issued interim final rule on protections for faith-based entities during the continued rollout of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and related federal economic relief. The Administration also issued an FAQ for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) programs to clarify that faith-based entities, including houses of worship, are eligible for the PPP and EIDL and will not need to sacrifice their religious beliefs to comply.