Press Releases

Sens. Ernst, Lee Put Forward Paid Parental Leave Plan That is Budget Neutral and Flexible for Parents

Mar 12, 2019

U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Mike Lee (R-UT) are putting forward a paid parental leave plan that is budget neutral and flexible for parents who choose to opt in. Their legislation, the CRADLE Act, would allow parents to receive one, two, or three months of paid leave by giving them the option to postpone activating their Social Security benefits. The plan provides every new mom and dad the flexibility to stay home with their newborns during the critical first months after birth, without creating another massive mandated government program or adding to our ever-growing deficit.

Sen. Lee Introduces Open America’s Water Act of 2019

Mar 7, 2019

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Open America’s Water Act of 2019 Thursday, a bill which would repeal the Jones Act and allow all qualified vessels to engage in domestic trade between U.S. ports.

Sens. Lee, Grassley, Murkowski, Blackburn, and Rubio Introduce Inspector General Access Act

Mar 6, 2019

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced the Inspector General Access Act of 2019 today, a bill that would expand the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General to include alleged DOJ attorney misconduct.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Sen. Lee to Meet with Utah Legislative Caucuses

Feb 28, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY - Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) will meet with each caucus of the Utah Legislature separately this Friday as part of his annual update to lawmakers.

Sen. Lee Comments on Emergency Declaration

Feb 15, 2019

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Friday after President Trump announced a series of executive actions related to the security of our southern border.

Sen. Lee Praises House Passage of Yemen Resolution

Feb 13, 2019

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Wednesday after the House of Representatives passed a resolution pursuant to the War Powers Act calling for the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen.

Sens. Lee, Romney and Rep. Bishop Congratulate Hill AFB on New Software Sustainable Center

Feb 11, 2019

Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Rep. Rob Bishop sent a letter to Col. Jon Eberlan, Commander of 75th Air Base Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Friday, congratulating him on the opening of the base’s new Software Sustainment Center.

Sens. Lee and Harris Introduce Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act

Feb 7, 2019

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act Wednesday, a bill that would remove per-country caps for employment-based green cards. “Immigrants should not be penalized due to their country of origin,” Sen. Lee said. “Treating people fairly and equally is part of our founding creed and the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act reflects that belief. Immigration is often a contentious issue, but we should not delay progress in areas where there is bipartisan consensus just because we have differences in a other areas."

Senate Passes Resolution Renaming VA Outstation After Major Brent Taylor

Feb 5, 2019

WASHINGTON – The United States Senate agreed unanimously to rename the North Ogden Department of Veteran’s Affairs Outstation the Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation Tuesday. Major Brent Taylor was the Mayor of North Ogden when he made the ultimate sacrifice on November 3, 2018 while deployed in Afghanistan. Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) has introduced companion legislation in the House. “In every aspect of his life, Major Taylor was a shining example of patriotism, sacrifice, and service,” Sen. Lee said on the floor of the United Senate while securing unanimous consent for the resolution’s passage. “It is only right that we honor his extraordinary life. And to that end, it would only be a fitting tribute to rename the Ogden veterans’ center as the ‘Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation.’ ”

Sen. Lee Celebrates 1000th Mobile Office Visit

Feb 1, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) will join his staff at Taylorsville City Hall today, to celebrate the 1000th Mobile Office visit made available to the people of Utah. “I want my office to be open and available to all Utahns as often as possible,” Sen. Lee said. “The best way to achieve that is by going directly to them. Utahns deal with a range of federal issues – from Social Security to veterans benefits to navigating the bureaucracy of the federal government – and I want my staff to be there to help them get answers.”