Press Releases

Lee, Johnson Ask Google for Answers About Political Bias on Platform

Aug 7, 2020

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), members of the Senate Commerce Committee, sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai Thursday asking for answers regarding alleged political bias within the company’s search function.

Sens. Lee and Murphy Introduce Bill to Prohibit Export of UAS

Aug 6, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Rand Paul (R-KY), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Chris Coons (D-DE) today introduced legislation that would amend the Arms Export Control Act to prohibit the export of certain weaponized unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

Sens. Lee, Klobuchar Announce Hearing on Oversight of Antitrust Laws

Aug 5, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today announced that the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights will hold a hearing on October 7 at 2:30 p.m., entitled “Oversight of the Enforcement of the Antitrust Laws.” Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons and Justice Department Antitrust Division Assistant Attorney General Makan Delhrahim will both testify at this customary oversight hearing.

Sen. Lee Leads Letter Asking Justice Department to Immediately Investigate Meat Processing Plant Merger

Jul 30, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), five other senators, and six members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to Justice Department Antitrust Division Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Wednesday, asking him to immediately open an investigation into the acquisition of a Mountain States Rosen (MSR) lamb processing facility in Greeley, CO.

Sen. Lee Leads Letter to Trump Regarding Medicaid ‘MOE’ Concerns in FFCRA

Jul 30, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), along with Sens. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ben Sasse (R-NE), and Mike Braun (R-IN) today sent a letter to President Trump expressing their concerns regarding the Medicaid “maintenance of effort” (MOE) provision that was included in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

Sen. Lee Asks Big Tech to Justify Content Moderation Policies

Jul 30, 2020

WASHINGTON - Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) sent a letter to the CEOs of Alphabet, Facebook, Squarespace, and Twitter Thursday asking each company to identify and justify their content moderation process. “I am specifically concerned about corporations using their power unilaterally to silence opinions they dislike and thus warp the public debates their platforms present to the American people,” the letter reads.

Sen. Lee Announces Antitrust Subcommittee Hearing on Online Advertising Market

Jul 27, 2020

WASHINGTON - Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy & Consumer Rights Chairman Mike Lee (R-UT) announced a hearing will be held at 2pm on September 15, 2020, titled, “Stacking the Tech: Has Google Harmed Competition in Online Advertising?”

Sen. Lee Leads Letter on First Amendment Fairness

Jul 24, 2020

WASHINGTON - Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and nine Republican colleagues sent a letter to President Trump Thursday, asking him to do everything in his power to prevent state and local governments from discriminating against Americans seeking to exercise their First Amendment right to practice their religion.

Senate Passes NDAA With Lee-Backed Amendments

Jul 23, 2020

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 with several adopted amendments supported by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). “I am committed to working for my fellow Utahns who bravely serve in the armed forces and ensuring their voices are heard in Congress,” Sen. Lee said. “These amendments are win-wins for the state of Utah, the members of our nation’s armed forces, and the American taxpayers.”

Sen. Lee Strengthens Utah Manufacturing with ‘Made in USA’ Labeling Win

Jul 23, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) secured passage of the Reinforcing American-Made Products Act Wednesday, a bill that strengthens Utah manufacturing by creating one national “Made in USA” labeling standard.