Press Releases

Sen. Lee Comments on NBC’s Attempt to Use Google to Silence Other Media Outlets

Jun 17, 2020

“As progressive liberal activists and their journalist collaborators increase their campaign to silence voices that don’t toe their party line, it is incumbent that Google transparently explain how exactly it handled NBC’s attempt to silence The Federalist so that its corporate policies don’t become a weapon for these online mobs."

FCC Responds to Sen. Lee Letter on Ligado 5G License Decision

Jun 16, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) replied to a letter sent by Sens. Mike Lee, Brian Schatz, Ron Johnson, Edward J. Markey, Ted Cruz, Mark R. Warner, John Thune, and Chris Coons earlier this month, asking the FCC to address issues surrounding the agency’s decision to modify Ligado’s 5G spectrum license. The letter asked 13 questions designed to provide the FCC with a fair opportunity to explain the basis of their decision after the Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing opposing the FCC’s unanimous, bipartisan decision without hearing testimony in support.

Sen. Lee Thanks Interior for Transferring Water Projects to Utah

Jun 16, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) thanked Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman for notifying Congress of the federal government’s intent to transfer ownership of two federal water projects in Utah to local water user organizations.

Sen. Lee Signs Bipartisan Letter Questioning Juniper Networks Over Secret Government Backdoors

Jun 11, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) joined Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), along with 13 members of the U.S. House, signing a letter asking Juniper Networks to explain how an NSA-designed backdoor appeared in its products and how the key to this backdoor was later changed by unknown parties.

Sen. Lee to Participate in Conference Call with Utah Charities

Jun 8, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee will answer questions during a conference call hosted by the Utah Nonprofits Association Monday, a call that will focus on what Congress can do to help charitable organizations cope with the challenges created by COVID-19. “The Coronavirus continues to disrupt all of our lives, but it also presents three unique challenges to our nation's charitable organizations,” Sen. Lee said. “First, charitable organizations that help our most vulnerable communities are seeing increased demand for their services. Second, the virus has disrupted how many of these organizations deliver their services. And third, most charities have suffered a decline in donations as Americans have felt the financial pain of less work and unemployment.”

Sen. Lee Comments on Eviction of Utah National Guard from D.C. Hotel

Jun 5, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY - Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Friday after DC Mayor Muriel Bowser evicted 200 Utah National Guard specialists from their hotel just hours after the soldiers came off duty protecting the people of D.C. “Evicting Utah National Guard personnel from their hotels after a late-night shift risking their lives to protect Washington is a shameful, petty, discrediting decision by Mayor Bowser.

Sen. Lee Seeks FCC Comment on Modification of Ligado’s Spectrum License

Jun 4, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Thursday to ensure that Members of Congress and the American public are better informed about the FCC’s decision to modify Ligado’s spectrum license.

Sen. Lee Urges Administration To Phase Out Regulations Suspended Due To COVID

Jun 3, 2020

“As the United States begins to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses and their employees will continue to face obstacles as they work to navigate a new and more challenging environment,” wrote the senators. “We think it is essential that the federal government do more to provide a roadmap for businesses that is paved without unnecessary roadblocks and burdensome regulations.”

Six Senators To Host Bipartisan Conference Call On Helping Nonprofits Cope With Covid 19

Jun 1, 2020

“The Coronavirus continues to disrupt all of our lives, but it also presents three unique challenges to our nation's charitable organizations,” Sen. Lee said. “First, charitable organizations that help our most vulnerable communities are seeing increased demand for their services. Second, the virus has disrupted how many of these organizations deliver their services. And third, most charities have suffered a decline in donations as Americans have felt the financial pain of less work and unemployment.”

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).