Press Releases

Sen. Lee Introduces Bill Protecting Children from Gender Transition Research

Oct 5, 2023

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Protecting Our Kids from Harmful Research Act, a bill prohibiting federal funding of gender transition research on minors. Medical interventions to reassign sex are experimental, irreversible, and often fail to produce the intended effects of improving patients’ mental health. This bill would prohibit federal funding from being used in research or publications that seek to establish or affirm gender identities that are incongruent with a minor’s biological sex.

Sen. Lee, Rep. Roy Team Up to repeal the FACE Act

Oct 4, 2023

WASHINGTON – Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Representative Chip Roy (R-TX-21) introduced legislation to repeal the unconstitutional and easily weaponized Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act or FACE Act.

Lee Introduces Define the Mission Act

Sep 28, 2023

Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), J.D. Vance (R-OH), Roger Marshall (R-KS), and Mike Braun (R-IN), introduced the Define the Mission Act, legislation that will provide the American people clarity and transparency on U.S. engagement in Ukraine. The Act requires the President to submit a comprehensive strategy on U.S. involvement in Ukraine to Congress within 30 days of enactment. A companion bill was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH, 8th District).

Lee Urges Prompt Repayment to Utah Amid Shutdown Concerns

Sep 27, 2023

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland, underscoring the importance of Utah's National Parks and the potential repercussions of a government shutdown on these iconic spaces and the local economy.

Lee Bill Simplifies Labeling of American-Made Products

Sep 27, 2023

Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Angus King (I-ME) introduced the Reinforcing American-Made Products Act, which sets a national standard for interstate commerce products to be labeled "Made-in-USA.” Currently, businesses must navigate conflicting federal and state definitions and regulatory requirements to label products as “Made-in-USA.” The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has an existing national definition that does not supersede state requirements under current laws. Sen. Lee’s bill will simplify and standardize this type of product labeling and allow the countless businesses that already qualify under the federal definition to sell their products as “Made in USA” nationwide.

Senator Lee Takes on Monument Overreach

Sep 14, 2023

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), alongside Sens. Jim Risch (R-ID), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Crapo (R-ID), and Mitt Romney (R-UT), introduced legislation to reform the Antiquities Act of 1906 to ensure more transparent and accountable designations of national monuments. Reps. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, M.D. (R-IA 1stDistrict) and John Curtis (R-UT 3rd District) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives.

Lee Amendment to NDAA Passes Senate

Jul 28, 2023

The Senate adopted Sen. Mike Lee's (R-UT) amendment to the FY24 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which requires the Secretary of State, in coordination with the Secretary of Defense, to review the ten countries with the largest U.S. armed forces presence and provide an assessment of the protections our servicemembers receive under the bilateral Status of Forces Agreements we hold with each country.

Lee, Roy Introduce the HERO Act

Jul 27, 2023

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Higher Education Reform and Opportunity (HERO) Act, a bill that brings transparency, accountability, and competition to higher education. Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) sponsored the HERO Act in the House of Representatives.

Lee to Media: End the Killer Fame Game

Jul 19, 2023

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Andy Ogles (R-TN) introduced a resolution urging the media to engage in responsible and voluntary journalistic practices to deny mass public murderers the attention they seek and to minimize the potential 'media contagion effect' caused by sensationalistic reporting. The resolution aims to encourage a more balanced and ethical approach to reporting on violent incidents and to play a role in preventing the incitement of further acts of mass violence.

Lee Seeks Increased Competition in Biological Drug Market

Jul 13, 2023

Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Ben Ray Lujan (R-NM), Mike Braun (R-IN), and J.D. Vance (R-OH) introduced the Biosimilar Red Tape Elimination Act to increase competition within the biological drug market and increase access to low-cost prescription drugs.