Press Releases

Sens. Lee and Rubio: Families Must Come First for Tax Relief

Sep 27, 2017

"It is clear from the release of the Big Six framework today that an enhanced child tax credit remains the best way to provide meaningful tax relief for working American families."

Utah Senators Introduce Native Species Protection Act

Sep 26, 2017

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced the Native Species Protection Act today, a bill that would allow states to manage species that exist entirely within their border. “There are real environmental benefits to protecting endangered species from extinction, but the federal law intended to establish such protections – the Endangered Species Act – is in serious need of reform,” said Senator Lee. “In the nearly fifty years since it was signed into law, the ESA has done more to impede economic activity, obstruct local conservation efforts, and give federal bureaucrats regulatory control over private property, than it has done to protect endangered species. The Native Species Protection Act is a commonsense reform that would limit the damage caused by federal mismanagement of protected species while empowering state and local officials to pursue sensible conservation plans with their communities.”

Sens. Lee and Wyden Seek Answers to Surveillance Targeting

Sep 26, 2017

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence Director Dan Coates today seeking clarity on which individuals the intelligence community is targeting under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act.

Sen. Lee Votes ‘No’ on NDAA

Sep 18, 2017

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) released the following statement regarding tonight’s vote on the National Defense Authorization Act.

Sen. Lee Issues Statement on Disaster Relief Bill Vote

Sep 7, 2017

WASHINGTON –Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement regarding today’s vote on the disaster relief bill: “Raising the debt limit without spending reforms is bad policy. Tying the debt limit to emergency disaster relief is a disgraceful process. The American people deserve better and I will not vote for this status quo deal that only perpetuates the worst of Washington.”

Sen. Lee Calls for Balanced Legislative DACA Solution

Sep 5, 2017

“DACA was an illegal abuse of executive power, and it’s important to reaffirm that the president cannot unilaterally rewrite the law. Today’s decision puts the ball in Congress’ court to address the problem of the approximately three quarter million DACA participants, who originally came to the country as children. A balance between compassion and deterring future illegal immigration can be found.”

Sen. Lee Commends Utah Task Force 1 For Harvey Assistance

Aug 29, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY – Sen. Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Tuesday after Urban Search and Rescue Utah Task Force 1 was dispatched from Salt Lake City to Houston, Texas to assist with Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts.
“While the images coming out of Houston this week are frightening, I am both humbled and inspired by all the stories of heroism and generosity that are being displayed,” Sen. Lee said. “My prayers are with those in the hurricane’s path and I commend Utah Task Force 1 for answering the call to help those in need.”

Sen. Lee Thanks Sec. Zinke for Monument Report

Aug 24, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY - Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Thursday after Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke sent his report on national monuments to the White House.

Sen. Lee Hosts 4th Annual Solutions Summit Highlighting the Importance of Collaboration

Aug 18, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) is partnering with the Salt Lake Chamber, the Utah Manufacturers Association, the Utah Mining Association, Silicon Slopes, the World Trade Center Utah, the Utah Food Industry Association, and the Utah Retail Merchants Association to host a daylong solutions summit to discuss the importance of collaboration in today’s political and business climate.

Sen. Lee Releases Statement of Support for Family of Aaron Butler

Aug 17, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) released the following statement after learning of the death of Utah National Guardsman Aaron Butler from Monticello, Utah: “My heart goes out to the Butler family on the loss of their son Aaron. I am very grateful for all our service men and women who put their lives on the line for our nation. I will pray for all our Utah families who have loved ones serving in Afghanistan today.”