Press Releases

Sen. Lee Thanks AG Sessions for His Service

Nov 7, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Wednesday after Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned. “Jeff Sessions is a dear friend who has served our nation admirably as U.S. Attorney, a senator, and as Attorney General. I wish him well in the next chapter of his long and successful career.”

Sen. Lee Mourns the Loss of Utah Soldier Brent Taylor

Nov 5, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY - Sen. Mike Lee issued the following statement after the Utah National Guard confirmed that Major Brent Taylor was tragically killed on Kabul, Afghanistan Saturday.

ICYMI: As Caravan Nears, Grassley, Lee Call on State, DHS to Explore Asylum Agreement with Mexico

Oct 24, 2018

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) called on the Trump Administration to seek an agreement with Mexico to assist in accommodating a steady stream of migrants traveling through Mexico seeking asylum. The senators noted acknowledgements by Obama Administration officials that potential security threats are exploiting immigration vulnerabilities to enter the United States.

Sen. Lee Calls for End to U.S.-Saudi War in Yemen

Oct 22, 2018

WASHINGTON – In light of Saudi Arabia’s admission that they killed Jamal Khashoggi, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Monday calling for an end to United States involvement in Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen.

ICYMI: Sen. Lee's Solution Summit

Oct 15, 2018

In case you missed it, last Friday Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) joined with Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, DEA District Agent in Charge for the State of Utah Brian Besser, the DEA 360 Program, and others to host the 5th Annual Solutions Summit: Instead – Connecting for a Cure. Senator Lee has hosted the Solutions Summit annually since 2013, focusing on a different topic each year. This year, Sen. Lee chose to work with his fellow co-chairs on the Utah Opioid Task Force to put together an all-day event focusing on the opioid crisis. The decision was made to focus on the crisis as it touches all states, all classes, and affects all of us.

Utah Opioid Solutions Summit a Success

Oct 12, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY – Today, the co-chairs of the Utah Opioid Task Force hosted the 5th Annual Solutions Summit: Instead – Connecting for a Cure. Over 5,000 students, educators, healthcare officials, and community members were in attendance at the event presented by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, DEA 360 Program Director Brian Besser, and others.

The summit, which was held in two parts, focused on combatting the opioid epidemic in the state of Utah.

The morning session was created with the intent to educate high schoolers on the dangers of opioid use and give them real-time resources to stop addiction before it starts. Students enjoyed musical numbers, educational videos, and stories from families who had lost loved ones to the crisis.

The general session, which was held in the afternoon, focused on enabling communication and support across the various communities involved in combating the crisis.

While the co-chairs were pleased with the success of the summit, they stressed the importance of continuing this effort beyond today’s events. “The way we keep the momentum going is by connecting to the communities,” DEA District Agent in Charge for the State of Utah Brian Besser said. “We are wearing our tires out traveling around the state. We spend most of our time finding those who are hardest hit, listening, and learning how we can help."

The Utah Solutions Summit was made possible by the following partnerships: US Senator Mike Lee, Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes, Utah Opioid Task Force, DEA 360 Strategy, Sutherland Institute, Utah Anti-Bullying Coalition, The 525 Foundations, Salt Lake Chamber, and The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation.

More information about the Utah Solutions Summit can be found here

Release as prepared by the Utah Attorney General's Office on behalf of the Utah Opioid Task Force co-chairs. 

5th ANNUAL SOLUTION SUMMIT FOCUSES ON OPIOID SOLUTIONS AND RESOURCES

Oct 11, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY – On Friday, October 12th, Utah Opioid Task Force co-chairs Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), DEA District Agent in Charge for Utah Brian Besser, and Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes will host the 5th Annual Solution Summit – Instead: Connecting for a Cure addressing solutions and resources available to fight the opioid crisis in Utah.

Sen. Lee Statement on Kavanaugh Confirmation

Oct 6, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) released the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. “Judge Kavanaugh is a good man,” Sen. Lee said. “He is eminently qualified to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. I was pleased to vote in favor of cloture, and I was honored to vote for his confirmation.”

Sen. Lee Statement on Supplemental FBI Report

Oct 4, 2018

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Thursday after reading the FBI’s supplemental background investigation into Supreme Court nominee Judge Kavanaugh. “The new information in the supplemental FBI report does not corroborate the allegations made against Judge Kavanaugh. I look forward to voting for his confirmation imminently.”

Sen. Lee Comments on New Free Trade Agreement

Oct 1, 2018

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Monday after President Trump announced a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. “While NAFTA laid an important foundation for trade liberalization, the decades-old agreement needed an update in light of our rapidly changing global economy,” Sen. Lee said. “I welcome news that President Trump has reached a new agreement with Canada and Mexico and I look forward to studying it closely.”