Press Releases

Sen. Lee Encouraged by DOJ Antitrust Complaint Against Google

Oct 20, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Tuesday after learning of the Department of Justice’s antitrust complaint against Google: “This morning’s Department of Justice antitrust lawsuit against Google is an encouraging sign in our country’s ongoing battle against the pernicious influence of Big Tech. I am glad that the Department of Justice is taking claims of monopolistic and anticompetitive conduct seriously. Our recent Antitrust Subcommittee hearing on Google’s advertising business revealed its anticompetitive conduct may not be limited to search. I hope the Department will follow the evidence to end monopolistic behavior wherever it finds it.”

Sen. Lee Posts Attending Physician Letter Recommending End to Isolation

Oct 12, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) posted a letter he received from Attending Physician of the United States Congress Dr. Brian Monahan Monday, containing guidance about his COVID-19 status. A full copy of the letter can be read below, but the penultimate paragraph reads: “Based upon current CDC guidelines, you have met criteria to end COVID-19 isolation for those with mild to moderate disease. Specifically, it has been greater than 10 days since symptom onset, you have had no fever in absence of fever reducing medication for at least 24 hours, and your other symptoms have improved. The CDC does not recommend repeat SARS-CoV-2 PCR testing if these criteria are met.”

Highlights from Sen. Lee’s Opening Statement

Oct 12, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) delivered opening remarks at Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing today. A full video and transcript of the speech can be found here. Below are some highlights: “We’ve heard this morning a number of arguments. They are essentially policy arguments, many of them geared toward actual policies, in some cases actual pieces of legislation.”

Sen. Lee Leads Reform to Help Veteran Careers

Oct 9, 2020

WASHINGTON - Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) sent a letter to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference Thursday, encouraging them to adopt a Senate-led proposal on the 180-day rule which has only served to hurt veterans and their families without providing any protection for taxpayers.

Lee and Toomey Issue Statement Regarding an Additional Round of Taxpayer-Funded Grants for Airlines

Oct 8, 2020

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) issued the following statement detailing their concerns regarding another round of taxpayer-funded grants for the passenger airline companies:

Sen. Lee Responds to Netflix Defense of “Shameful” Movie Promotion

Oct 5, 2020

WASHINGTON - Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Monday after reading Netflix’s response to an earlier letter Sen. Lee sent Netflix about the movie Cuties. “Just over three weeks ago, I joined a chorus of concerned Americans in expressing our outrage and disgust at the film, Cuties, distributed by Netflix. I wrote to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to share these concerns and request that Netflix explain whether or not the potential exploitation of young girls depicted in the film violated federal law. I later discussed my concerns in more detail with Netflix employees by phone. I have to say that I am unsatisfied by Netflix’s response.

Sen. Lee Comments on Meeting Judge Amy Coney Barrett

Sep 29, 2020

WASHINGTON - Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), released the following statement today after his meeting with Supreme Court Nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett: “I was remarkably impressed by Judge Barrett. My meeting with her was fantastic. She is a judge, a legal scholar, a lawyer, and a jurist with outstanding credentials. We had a great conversation and I am very much looking forward to speaking with her more during her confirmation hearing.”

Sen. Lee Introduces Poverty Measurement Improvement Act

Sep 23, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Poverty Measurement Improvement Act Wednesday, a bill that would improve the accuracy of poverty measurement by requiring the Census Bureau to supplement its existing poverty data with additional data from other federal agencies. “This bill has one goal, to protect the most vulnerable by making sure our limited government resources are being used as efficiently as possible,” Sen. Lee said. “We spend over $1 trillion on means-tested welfare programs every year so we need to make sure that money is being spent effectively.”

Sen. Lee Says Senate Will Advise and Consent on Trump Court Nominee

Sep 21, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Monday about the Supreme Court’s new vacancy: “In 2016, President Obama nominated a replacement for Justice Scalia and my Senate colleagues and I gave our advice and consent on the nominee, consistent with the Constitution, by rejecting him. This year, President Trump will nominate a replacement for Justice Ginsburg and, consistent with the Constitution, we will again give our advice and consent. If we like the nominee, we will confirm her. If we don’t, we won’t. It’s that simple.”

Sen. Lee Leads Letter Calling for Further Investigation into Chinese Goods Produced by Slave Labor

Sep 17, 2020

WASHINGTON - Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) sent a letter to President Trump and Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan Thursday, calling for a further investigation into goods made from slave labor in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. “There is significant, publicly available evidence suggesting that religious and ethnic minority citizens in Xinjiang are being forcibly detained, indoctrinated, and conscripted into labor against their will. Most recently, according to media reports, Uyghurs have been forcibly transported to work in factories in COVID-19 infected areas to keep supply chains running. Disturbing reports of forced acts of sacrilege, anti-religious statist indoctrination, and forced abortions and sterilizations abound from the region,” the letter reads.