Press Releases

Sen. Lee Introduces District Court Nominee David Barlow In Judiciary Hearing

Jul 17, 2019

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced fellow Utahn and District Court Nominee David B. Barlow to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

Rubio, Lee: 2018 Tax Data proves expanded Child Tax Benefited Millions of American Families

Jul 11, 2019

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Mike Lee (R-UT) released statements after the Tax Foundation’s report on 2018 tax return data showed the positive impact the expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) had for millions of American families. Their efforts secured a provision in the Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017 that doubled the CTC from $1,000 to $2,000, expanded eligibility, and increased the refundability of the CTC from $1,100 to $1,400. The data from 2018 tax returns makes it clear the benefits of this effort. The number of people who received the CTC doubled, benefiting American families in every income bracket, with the exception of top income earners.

Sens. Lee, Romney Introduces Early Action Against Ozone Act

Jun 25, 2019

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) introduced the Early Action Against Ozone Act Tuesday, a bill that would allow the Environmental Protection Agency to work with local governments to lower pollution before they violate the Clean Air Act.

Sen Lee Backs President Trump's Iran Decision

Jun 21, 2019

WASHINGTON - Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Friday after taking with President Trump about his current Iran strategy: “After speaking with President Trump this afternoon, I am convinced he made the right call last night. It is clear the Iranian regime is a threat, and that such threats cannot be eliminated by wishful thinking like President Obama’s reckless deal with Tehran. But neither does every provocation call for a military response.”

Sen. Lee Introduces Native Species Protection Act

Jun 13, 2019

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Native Species Protection Act Thursday, a bill that would allow states to manage species that exist entirely within their border. “There are real benefits to protecting endangered species from extinction, but the federal law intended to establish such protections – the Endangered Species Act – is in serious need of reform,” Sen. Lee said. “The Native Species Protection Act is a commonsense reform that would limit the damage caused by federal mismanagement of protected species and their habitats, while empowering state and local officials to pursue sensible conservation plans with their communities.”

Sen. Lee Introduces Protecting Access to American Products Act

Jun 13, 2019

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Protecting Access to American Products Act Thursday, a bill that makes it easier for Americans to receive flexibility from Jones Act regulations that prevent Americans from buying American. “American consumers should not be forced to buy more expensive products from despotic regimes just because of outdated and misguided government regulations,” Sen. Lee said. “All Americans should be free to trade with other Americans and the Protecting Access to American Products Act will help ensure that happens.”

Sen. Lee Introduces Miracle Mountain Designation Act

Jun 11, 2019

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Miracle Mountain Designation Act Monday, a bill that celebrates the survival of Elk Ridge City, Utah during the Bald Mountain Fire.

Sens. Lee and Hawley Introduce the Take Care Act

Jun 5, 2019

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced the Take Care Act Wednesday, a bill designed to promote accountability and effective administration by restoring the original understanding of the President’s constitutional power to remove his subordinates. “For nearly 150 years after the Founding, it was well-established that Article II of the Constitution gave the President complete power to remove upper-level executive branch officers,” Sen Lee said. “But following the Supreme Court’s deeply flawed decision in Humphrey’s Executor, Congress has, since the New Deal era, gradually created an immense, headless fourth branch of government that is outside the President’s control and thus totally unaccountable to the American People. It’s time for a course correction.”

Sen. Lee Comments on Antitrust Investigations

Jun 4, 2019

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Tuesday, responding to news stories discussing potential antitrust investigations of high-tech firms. “Antitrust is a highly technical inquiry, not something that lends itself to easy generalizations or blanket condemnations,” Sen. Lee said. “This is why such investigations are best left to the antitrust agencies rather than Congress.”

Sens. Lee, Feinstein Introduce Due Process Guarantee Act

Jun 3, 2019

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) along with Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Due Process Guarantee Act Wednesday, a bill to protect Americans from being detained indefinitely, without charge or trial.