Jun 8, 2020
WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee will answer questions during a conference call hosted by the Utah Nonprofits Association Monday, a call that will focus on what Congress can do to help charitable organizations cope with the challenges created by COVID-19. “The Coronavirus continues to disrupt all of our lives, but it also presents three unique challenges to our nation's charitable organizations,” Sen. Lee said. “First, charitable organizations that help our most vulnerable communities are seeing increased demand for their services. Second, the virus has disrupted how many of these organizations deliver their services. And third, most charities have suffered a decline in donations as Americans have felt the financial pain of less work and unemployment.”
Jun 5, 2020
SALT LAKE CITY - Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Friday after DC Mayor Muriel Bowser evicted 200 Utah National Guard specialists from their hotel just hours after the soldiers came off duty protecting the people of D.C. “Evicting Utah National Guard personnel from their hotels after a late-night shift risking their lives to protect Washington is a shameful, petty, discrediting decision by Mayor Bowser.
Jun 4, 2020
WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Thursday to ensure that Members of Congress and the American public are better informed about the FCC’s decision to modify Ligado’s spectrum license.
Jun 3, 2020
“As the United States begins to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses and their employees will continue to face obstacles as they work to navigate a new and more challenging environment,” wrote the senators. “We think it is essential that the federal government do more to provide a roadmap for businesses that is paved without unnecessary roadblocks and burdensome regulations.”
Jun 1, 2020
“The Coronavirus continues to disrupt all of our lives, but it also presents three unique challenges to our nation's charitable organizations,” Sen. Lee said. “First, charitable organizations that help our most vulnerable communities are seeing increased demand for their services. Second, the virus has disrupted how many of these organizations deliver their services. And third, most charities have suffered a decline in donations as Americans have felt the financial pain of less work and unemployment.”
Sen. Lee and Colleagues Introduce Bill to Let States Approve and Distribute Diagnostic Tests During Public Health Emergency
May 19, 2020
WASHINGTON – As states begin to safely re-open and Americans return to work, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) cosponsored the Right to Test Act – legislation to let states approve and distribute diagnostic tests when the state or federal government has declared a public health emergency. The bill was written by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and cosponsored by Sens. Lee, Mike Braun (R-IN), and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA).
May 19, 2020
WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) will serve Utah-made tacos, tortilla chips, salsa, and cookies to his Republican Senate colleagues this Thursday at the weekly conference lunch. “We all need to support each other through this difficult time, and one way to do that is eating at local restaurants and buying local food,” Sen. Lee said. “That is why I am so proud to serve Angelica’s tacos at this Thursday’s Senate Republican lunch.” Each week the Senate is in session, Republican senators take turns providing lunch to their Republican colleagues. This Thursday Sen. Lee will be serving tacos from Angelica’s in St. George, Utah, along with Don Julio tortilla chips, Salsa Queen salsa, and Crumbl cookies.
May 14, 2020
WASHINGTON - Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) joined 27 other senators in signing a letter to leadership urging the Senate to take action to provide businesses with regulatory relief in the wake of the economic crisis caused by the global pandemic. “In contrast to unsustainable increases in federal spending, the easing of regulatory burdens – estimated to cost businesses as much as $1.9 trillion – will have broader macroeconomic effects by promoting competition and private investment,” the Senators write. “We stand ready to work with you to adopt commonsense regulatory relief in an effort to promote long-term economic recovery following the COVID-19 healthcare crisis.
May 13, 2020
WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Wednesday after the Senate voted 77-19 to adopt the Lee-Leahy Amendment to USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020. “If men were angels, no government would be necessary. But men are not angels so our government will always need oversight and accountability to make sure it doesn’t abuse its power. The Lee-Leahy Amendment just passed by the Senate will help bring some much-needed oversight and accountability to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. More work still needs to be done, but this is good reform in the right direction, and I look forward to final passage of this FISA reform legislation.”
Apr 30, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Sens. Mike Lee, Rick Scott, Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson, and Mike Enzi sent a letter to President Trump urging the Administration to reject states’ efforts to receive taxpayer dollars for non-Coronavirus related expenses, like bail-outs for unfunded pensions or to backfill lost revenue.