Press Releases

Romney and Lee Introduce Resolution Recognizing Utah’s Fight for Women’s Suffrage

Jan 17, 2020

“Utah has a proud but largely unknown history of being a leader in the women’s suffrage movement,” Senator Lee said. “Heroes like Martha Maria Hughes Cannon, first woman elected to a state legislature, deserve to have their stories shared more widely so they can inspire future generations to reach their potential.”

Sen. Lee Statement on Passage of USMCA

Jan 16, 2020

“Today’s passage of the USMCA was a huge win for all of Utah, especially the more than 120,000 Utahns whose jobs depend on trade with Mexico and Canada. Utah dairy farmers, manufacturers, and the agriculture community will all benefit from continued free and fair trade with our immediate neighbors to the north and south. Utah exports more than $2.5 billion a year to Mexico and Canada, and thanks to this agreement that number will only grow and make Utah’s economy stronger. This update to our trade policy moves the U.S., Mexico, and Canada further into the 21st century, setting mutually beneficial standards regarding the treatment of digital services and e-commerce.”

Reps. Cloud, Case, and Sen. Lee Request Debt Servicing Costs Estimates

Jan 15, 2020

“Our nation’s outstanding public debt recently surpassed $23 trillion, as reported by the Treasury Department on October 31, 2019. It was only nine months ago that the U.S.’s outstanding public debt reached $22 trillion. It is the responsibility of the House and Senate Budget Committees to oversee and help rein in uncontrolled spending.

Sen. Lee Introduces Abortion is Not Healthcare Act

Jan 9, 2020

The IRS currently categorizes abortion as “medical care” and allows taxpayers to include abortions as qualifying out-of-pocket medical expenses on their tax returns. “The government should not offer tax benefits for a procedure that kills hundreds of thousands of unborn children each year, nor should taxpayers be subsidizing such a practice. This undermines the truth that all human beings have dignity and worth, and that the purpose of healthcare is to heal and care for them – not kill them,” said Sen. Lee. “Our bill would end the preferential tax treatment of abortion and clarify that this gruesome practice is not healthcare.”

Sen. Lee Comments on Iranian Missile Strike

Jan 8, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Wednesday, after Iran launched missiles at Iraqi military bases housing United States troops Tuesday night. “Thankfully, no Americans were harmed by last night’s missile attackt. Whether further military action is warranted is a question that should be answered by Congress. The U.S. should seek to deescalate these raised tensions and I will continue to push to bring our troops back from the region.”

Sen. Lee Introduces Parental Rights Bills

Jan 8, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) recently introduced the Parental Accessibility Rights for Emergency and Negligent Treatment (PARENT) Act and the Parental Right to Know Act, a pair of bills designed to ensure that parents have access to the policies regarding the care and medical records of their children from hospitals and organizations that use taxpayer funding. “Parents play the most important role in caring for the health of their children,” Sen. Lee said. “It is critical that they have information about the policies of the health organizations to which they bring their children for care, and that they have the ability to access their medical records. These bills would ensure that parents are afforded the right to remain informed and involved in their children’s care.”

Sen. Lee Statement on Strike Against General Soleimani

Jan 3, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Friday morning after learning about the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani: “The death of Qasem Soleimani is a big victory for the safety of the American people. As always, I am anxious to learn about the legal justification for this action, and look forward to being briefed by the Pentagon and the White House.”

Sen. Lee Statement on Impeachment

Dec 19, 2019

“Yesterday was a sad day for our republic. A president of the United States was impeached along partisan lines for purely partisan political reasons.” “President Trump has done nothing wrong. All he did was ask the Ukrainian government to investigate a corrupt Ukrainian energy company. There was nothing wrong with that request. In fact, the Obama administration tried to get Ukraine to investigate the exact same energy company. The only difference is that Trump succeeded where Obama failed. Ukraine is finally investigating Burisma.”

Sen. Lee Congratulates PM Johnson on Election Results

Dec 13, 2019

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Friday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party secured a new majority in the Parliament of the United Kingdom: “Prime Minister Johnson is due a hearty congratulations after his party’s historic win in yesterday’s parliamentary elections. I am confident he will get Brexit done for the British people. The Senate should prepare to do its part, too, by passing the United Kingdom Trade Continuity Act, a bill designed to promote economic stability and growth as the United Kingdom transitions out of the European Union.”

Let's encourage self-sufficiency by reforming our safety net

Dec 5, 2019

When welfare reform first inserted work requirements into our welfare system in 1996, some on the Left predicted doom for America’s most vulnerable families. New York Democratic Sen. Patrick Moynihan predicted that we would “find children sleeping on grates, picked up in the morning frozen.” New Jersey Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg said that we would see “children begging for money, children begging for food, 8- and 9-year-old prostitutes.” And Massachussets Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy called the bill “legislative child abuse.”