Press Releases

Sen. Lee Leads Senators Defending Supreme Court

May 8, 2023

Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ted Budd (R-NC), Eric Schmitt (R-MO), Rick Scott (R-FL), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John Cornyn (R-TX), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mike Braun (R-IN), and Ron Johnson (R-WI) sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR), expressing concerns over "unprecedented attacks" on the Supreme Court, including Sen. Wyden’s April 24, 2023 letter to Harlan Crow requesting tax return information from a private citizen as an attempt to further smear Justice Clarence Thomas and to bully the Supreme Court into acting as “a super legislature to implement progressive policies.”

Sen. Lee Leads 43 GOP Senators in Opposition to Raising Debt Limit Without Substantive Spending and Budget Reforms

May 6, 2023

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) led a group of 43 Republican Senators in delivering the letter below to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. The letter expresses a collective commitment to oppose raising the debt ceiling without substantive spending and budget reforms. Of the letter, Sen. Lee said, “It is now clear that Senate Republicans aren’t going to bail out Biden and Schumer, they have to negotiate. I thank my colleagues for joining my effort to emphasize this point in the clearest possible terms.”

Lee & Romney Partner to Protect Research Park

Apr 26, 2023

Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) reintroduced the University of Utah Research Park Act, a bill to protect and preserve Research Park, a vital center for research and development that serves both the University and the local workforce. Research Park is on a parcel of land transferred to the University by the Bureau of Land Management in 1968. The bill would preserve the University of Utah’s nearly 600-acre research park which is home to home to over 50 companies and organizations, employing nearly 14,000 people and generating millions in economic activity annually.

Mike Lee Discusses: China’s Growing Influence in Latin America

Apr 21, 2023

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) sat down to discuss his recent trip to Latin America as part of a bipartisan congressional delegation (CODEL). The group visited Panama, a principal partner, and major non-NATO allies Colombia, Argentina, and Brazil. The delegation investigated the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) growing influence in the region and supported U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) mission to strengthen U.S.-Latin America bilateral ties, security cooperation, and intergovernmental collaboration.

Group of Senators and House Members Express Concern Over U.S. Aid to Ukraine

Apr 20, 2023

A group of Senators and House members, led by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Eli Crane (R-AZ), sent a letter to President Biden expressing concern about the United States' response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Lee Introduces SNAP Reform and Upward Mobility Act

Apr 19, 2023

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the SNAP Reform and Upward Mobility Act (SRUMA), a bold piece of legislation aimed at strengthening work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and closing loopholes that have contributed to its rapid expansion.

Lee Travels to Latin America to Support Bilateral Ties, Counter Growing Chinese Influence

Apr 7, 2023

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and a bipartisan congressional delegation (CODEL) led by U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) returned to the U.S. after visiting Panama, a principal partner, and major non-NATO allies Colombia, Argentina, and Brazil. The delegation, which also included Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Roger Marshall (R-KS), and Ted Budd (R-NC), investigated the People’s Republic of China (PRC) growing influence in the region and supported U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)’s mission to strengthen U.S.-Latin America bilateral ties, security cooperation, and intergovernmental collaboration.

The AMERICA Act: Lee Introduces Bill to Protect Digital Advertising Competition

Mar 30, 2023

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), joined by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Eric Schmitt (R-MO), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), JD Vance (R-OH), and John Kennedy (R-LA), introduced the Advertising Middlemen Endangering Rigorous Internet Competition Accountability (AMERICA) Act. The bill would restore and protect competition in digital advertising by eliminating conflicts of interest that have allowed the leading platforms in the market to manipulate ad auctions and impose monopoly rents on a broad swath of the American economy.

Sen. Lee Joins Effort to Overturn Biden’s Reckless Student Loan Scheme Through Congressional Review Act

Mar 28, 2023

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) joined Sens. Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Joni Ernst (R-IA) in announcing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn President Biden’s student loan cancelation scheme, which would transfer up to $20,000 in student loan debt per borrower onto taxpayers, costing an estimated $400 billion. This comes after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed that the student loan policy is classified as a rule and can be overturned under the CRA.

Sen. Lee Introduces Bills to Improve U.S. Aviation Industry

Mar 24, 2023

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced three bills to improve and encourage innovation in the U.S. aviation industry: the Aviation Empowerment Act, the Flight Sharing Freedom Act, the Screening Partnership Reform Act, and the Air Traffic Control Safe Operations and Readiness Act. Details about the bills can be found below.