Press Releases

Sen. Lee Statement on Israel-UAE Peace Agreement

Aug 13, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) today issued the following statement after President Trump announced the historic peace agreement reached between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE): “The formalization of diplomatic relations between Israel and the UAE is a historic marker, demonstrating to the world that a path toward peace is possible. I commend the hard work and dedication of President Trump, Secretary Pompeo, and the staff who worked tirelessly to facilitate this agreement. This moment is worthy of celebration and sends a strong message to rogue actors who wish to spread and inflict terror that the geopolitical compass of the region is moving toward long-term stability and security.”

Senator Lee Introduces Pro-Business Fixes to Struggling Fed Program

Aug 11, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) has introduced an amendment to improve the Main Street Lending Program (MSLP) to better address the financial needs of businesses and banks as part of COVID-19 relief measures.

Lee, Johnson Ask Google for Answers About Political Bias on Platform

Aug 7, 2020

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), members of the Senate Commerce Committee, sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai Thursday asking for answers regarding alleged political bias within the company’s search function.

Sens. Lee and Murphy Introduce Bill to Prohibit Export of UAS

Aug 6, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Rand Paul (R-KY), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Chris Coons (D-DE) today introduced legislation that would amend the Arms Export Control Act to prohibit the export of certain weaponized unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

Sens. Lee, Klobuchar Announce Hearing on Oversight of Antitrust Laws

Aug 5, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today announced that the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights will hold a hearing on October 7 at 2:30 p.m., entitled “Oversight of the Enforcement of the Antitrust Laws.” Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons and Justice Department Antitrust Division Assistant Attorney General Makan Delhrahim will both testify at this customary oversight hearing.

Sen. Lee Leads Letter Asking Justice Department to Immediately Investigate Meat Processing Plant Merger

Jul 30, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), five other senators, and six members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to Justice Department Antitrust Division Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Wednesday, asking him to immediately open an investigation into the acquisition of a Mountain States Rosen (MSR) lamb processing facility in Greeley, CO.

Sen. Lee Leads Letter to Trump Regarding Medicaid ‘MOE’ Concerns in FFCRA

Jul 30, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), along with Sens. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ben Sasse (R-NE), and Mike Braun (R-IN) today sent a letter to President Trump expressing their concerns regarding the Medicaid “maintenance of effort” (MOE) provision that was included in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

Sen. Lee Asks Big Tech to Justify Content Moderation Policies

Jul 30, 2020

WASHINGTON - Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) sent a letter to the CEOs of Alphabet, Facebook, Squarespace, and Twitter Thursday asking each company to identify and justify their content moderation process. “I am specifically concerned about corporations using their power unilaterally to silence opinions they dislike and thus warp the public debates their platforms present to the American people,” the letter reads.

Sen. Lee Announces Antitrust Subcommittee Hearing on Online Advertising Market

Jul 27, 2020

WASHINGTON - Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy & Consumer Rights Chairman Mike Lee (R-UT) announced a hearing will be held at 2pm on September 15, 2020, titled, “Stacking the Tech: Has Google Harmed Competition in Online Advertising?”

Sen. Lee Leads Letter on First Amendment Fairness

Jul 24, 2020

WASHINGTON - Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and nine Republican colleagues sent a letter to President Trump Thursday, asking him to do everything in his power to prevent state and local governments from discriminating against Americans seeking to exercise their First Amendment right to practice their religion.