Press Releases

Sen. Lee Statement on Yemen Resolution Passage

Mar 14, 2019

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Thursday, after the Senate passed a resolution pursuant to the War Powers Act calling for the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen.

Sen. Lee Announces Support for Termination of Emergency Declaration

Mar 13, 2019

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) made the following statement Thursday after the White House communicated it would not support the ARTICLE ONE Act, a bill that would reclaim legislative powers for Congress from the executive branch. “Congress is supposed to be the first among the federal government’s three co-equal branches,” Sen. Lee said. “For decades, Congress has been giving far too much legislative power to the executive branch. While there was attention on the issue I had hoped the ARTICLE ONE Act could begin to take that power back. Unfortunately, it appears the bill does not have an immediate path forward, so I will be voting to terminate the latest emergency declaration. I hope this legislation will serve as a starting point for future work on this very important issue.”

Sen. Lee Introduces ARTICLE ONE Act to Reclaim Congressional Power

Mar 12, 2019

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the ARTICLE ONE Act today, a bill that would take back significant legislative powers given to the executive branch by the National Emergencies Act of 1976. Specifically, the bill would automatically end all future emergency declarations made pursuant to the NEA after 30 days unless Congress voted affirmatively to extend the emergency. Currently Congress can cancel an emergency declaration only by passing a resolution that that can withstand a presidential veto.

Sens. Ernst, Lee Put Forward Paid Parental Leave Plan That is Budget Neutral and Flexible for Parents

Mar 12, 2019

U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Mike Lee (R-UT) are putting forward a paid parental leave plan that is budget neutral and flexible for parents who choose to opt in. Their legislation, the CRADLE Act, would allow parents to receive one, two, or three months of paid leave by giving them the option to postpone activating their Social Security benefits. The plan provides every new mom and dad the flexibility to stay home with their newborns during the critical first months after birth, without creating another massive mandated government program or adding to our ever-growing deficit.

Sen. Lee Introduces Open America’s Water Act of 2019

Mar 7, 2019

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Open America’s Water Act of 2019 Thursday, a bill which would repeal the Jones Act and allow all qualified vessels to engage in domestic trade between U.S. ports.

Sens. Lee, Grassley, Murkowski, Blackburn, and Rubio Introduce Inspector General Access Act

Mar 6, 2019

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced the Inspector General Access Act of 2019 today, a bill that would expand the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General to include alleged DOJ attorney misconduct.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Sen. Lee to Meet with Utah Legislative Caucuses

Feb 28, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY - Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) will meet with each caucus of the Utah Legislature separately this Friday as part of his annual update to lawmakers.

Sen. Lee Comments on Emergency Declaration

Feb 15, 2019

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Friday after President Trump announced a series of executive actions related to the security of our southern border.

Sen. Lee Praises House Passage of Yemen Resolution

Feb 13, 2019

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Wednesday after the House of Representatives passed a resolution pursuant to the War Powers Act calling for the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen.

Sens. Lee, Romney and Rep. Bishop Congratulate Hill AFB on New Software Sustainable Center

Feb 11, 2019

Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Rep. Rob Bishop sent a letter to Col. Jon Eberlan, Commander of 75th Air Base Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Friday, congratulating him on the opening of the base’s new Software Sustainment Center.