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Senator Lee Introduces Supply Chain Bill to Counter Inflation

Mar 10, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the SHIP IT Act today to help ease the nations supply chain crisis and counter rising inflation by simplifying or suspending certain federal regulations on ports, ships, and trucks. Empty shelves and backlogged ports have wreaked havoc on American businesses and families. This bill focuses on streamlining the process to get products off of ships, into trucks, and onto shelves.

Senator Lee Leads Letter to Defund Federal Vaccine Mandates

Mar 4, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) today led a group of Senators in defense of Americans targeted by President Biden’s vaccine mandates, making clear in a letter to colleagues they will not consent to expedited passage of a funding bill that allows the vaccine mandates to continue. At minimum, the Senators demanded a roll call vote on an amendment to defund the enforcement of remaining federal vaccine mandates on government contractors, members of the military, all other federal employees, and medical care providers.

Sen. Lee Introduces Bill Countering Inflation

Mar 3, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Preventing Runaway Inflation in Consumer Expenditures (PRICE) Act today. This bill builds upon Senator Lee’s budget amendment that received 49 votes during the August 2021 budget reconciliation process. The PRICE Act requires a 3/5 majority of Senators to approve new spending measures when the nation’s inflation rate is at or above 3%. Runaway federal spending has been a major contributor to current inflation, which is now charted as the highest rate in four decades

Sen. Lee Introduces Bill Granting Immediate SSDI Benefits for Terminally Ill

Mar 2, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced his Immediate Access for the Terminally Ill Act today. The bill would allow terminally ill patients with certain diagnoses with limited life expectancies to choose to forego the current five-month waiting period and receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits immediately.

Sen. Mike Lee remarks on the passing of Walter Estes Dellinger III

Feb 18, 2022

Walter Dellinger was a scholar, a friend, and a lawyer’s lawyer. In every conversation I have ever had with him, Walter has offered encouragement, kind words, and sound advice. And although he and I had very different political views, that didn’t matter to him; friendship easily overcame politics for Walter. I’m grateful to have known Walter Dellinger, and mourn his loss. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Senator Lee Introduces 1031 Exchange Improvement Act

Feb 18, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the 1031 Exchange Improvement Act which would eliminate the current 45-day requirement to identify 1031 exchange properties. 1031 exchanges allow taxpayers to roll earnings from real estate sales into near-term future investment properties while deferring the capital gain tax burden until the eventual sale of the ultimate property. The Internal Revenue Service had extended the 45-day period to 120 days during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additional Senators Join Mike Lee to Defund Vaccine Mandates

Feb 17, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and other Senators distributed a letter to colleagues on February 14, 2022 stating they will not grant consent to expedite passage of a Continuing Resolution without a roll call vote on an amendment that defunds the enforcement of the remaining federal vaccine mandates. Due to tight distribution turnaround, many Senators were unable to review the letter before initial release. Since then, Sen. James Lankford (OK) and Sen. James Risch (ID) have also joined the effort.

Senate Passes Legislation Establishing Internment Camp Historic Site

Feb 15, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) reached agreement on establishing the Amache Internment Camp site in Granada, Colorado as a national historic site. While both Senators had sought to commemorate the horrors of Japanese internment, they haddifferent approaches After debate on the Senate floor, the members agreed to a compromise solution.

Senators Join Mike Lee to Defund Vaccine Mandates

Feb 15, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and five Senate colleagues distributed a letter to colleagues stating they will not grant consent to expedite passage of a Continuing Resolution without a roll call vote on an amendment that defunds the enforcement of the remaining federal vaccine mandates.

Sen. Lee Celebrates Ghost Army Congressional Gold Medal Act

Feb 2, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) celebrated the Ghost Army today as the group is honored with the Congressional Gold Medal. Sen. Lee championed this bill through its passage in the Senate and the House of Representatives and has been an advocate for the group’s recognition.