Press Releases

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.”

Sen. Lee Statement on Kavanaugh Nomination

Sep 28, 2018

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Friday after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to favorably recommend the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Kavanaugh. “The Senate Judiciary Committee completed a professional investigation of Dr. Ford’s allegation this week. But since some of my colleagues believe one more week of FBI investigation will bring us closer to truth I support that investigation and I look forward to voting for Judge Kavanaugh soon.”

Sen Lee Comments on Today’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing

Sep 27, 2018

WASHINGTON - Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement after today’s Judiciary Committee Hearing. “Today’s hearing was heart wrenching. Both witnesses have suffered, and both offered brave and compelling testimony. “The Judiciary Committee has conducted an investigation into Dr. Ford’s allegation. Despite deliberate obstruction of that investigation by Committee Democrats, we now have sworn statements from all those named by Dr. Ford at the alleged incident. None of them remembers the incident ever happening. “I believe Dr. Ford was the victim of a crime. I do not believe Judge Kavanaugh committed it, and no corroborating evidence suggests he did. “Brett Kavanaugh is a good man, and a great judge. He belongs on the Supreme Court for the fall term, and back on the sidelines at Blessed Sacrament for the fall basketball season. Judge Kavanaugh has my vote.”

Sen. Lee Votes Against Unaccountable Opioid Spending

Sep 18, 2018

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement after voting against the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018.

“There are some very good elements in this opioid response bill, including strengthening U.S. Customs and Border Protection authority to discover and destroy packages containing illegal controlled substances. Unfortunately, the bill also includes dozens of new grant programs with little accountability for how the dollars will be spent and minimal measurement or analysis on their effectiveness. Good intentions are not enough. In the face of a crisis such as this, we cannot afford to waste precious funds on programs which likely won’t work.”

“What we ought to do is focus our efforts on the state and local level – where we can best tailor our solutions and effectively reach people succumbing to the grip of the opioid crisis. American lives depend upon it.”

Sen. Lee Introduces the Screening Partnership Reform Act

Sep 18, 2018

WASHINGTON – Yesterday. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Screening Partnership Reform Act, a bill that would make changes to the Transportation Safety Administration’s Screening Partnership Program.

Sen. Lee Offers Opening Statements on Day 1 of Kavanaugh Hearings

Sep 4, 2018

Today, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) participated in the first day of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings. His opening remarks, in part and as prepared, were as follows: “Over the next few days, Senators will ask you questions about Supreme Court cases, your record, and your qualifications. Some of these questions will be fair. Many others will be unfair. And some of these unfair questions will ask you to promise to vote a certain way in particular cases that are likely to come before the Court…

Criminal Justice Reform Likely to See Vote After Midterms

Aug 23, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) participated in two meetings to discuss what elements would be included in a possible criminal justice reform bill that would be taken up by the Senate after the midterm elections. Sen. Lee released the following statement on the possible bill after the meetings:

Sen. Lee Letter on Possible T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

Aug 7, 2018

Yesterday, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) sent a letter to the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission highlighting testimony presented at the June 27, 2018, hearing on the proposed T-Mobile US and Sprint merger. The letter draws the agencies’ attention to important issues raised by witnesses appearing at the hearing, including the resulting increase in market concentration in the wireless telecommunications industry, and the potential for the merger to create a more competitive wireless carrier. In particular, the letter addresses the potential for significant efficiencies that would benefit consumers.