Press Releases

Sen. Lee Introduces Drone Integration and Zoning Act

Mar 24, 2023

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) today introduced the Drone Integration and Zoning Act (DIZA), a bill to establish a regulatory framework for drones based on the principles of local governance and cooperative federalism.

Lee Joins Delegation to Mexico Urging Cooperation on Mutual Security Challenges

Mar 20, 2023

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) joined a U.S. delegation to Mexico focused on efforts to stop drug trafficking, curb illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border, and address China's role in providing precursors for fentanyl production and laundering money for the cartels.

Sen. Lee Introduces Bill to Protect Vulnerable Immigrants

Mar 7, 2023

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Steve Daines (R-MT), Katie Britt (R-AL), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Mike Braun (R-IN) introduced the Stopping Border Surges Act to address loopholes in our immigration system that encourage vulnerable immigrant populations to take dangerous, illegal paths of entry into the United States. The Stopping Border Surges Act includes reforms that would reduce unsustainable surges of aliens; strengthen our asylum process; eliminate the incentive to send children to the border; and dampen the exploitative power of coyotes and cartels.

Sen. Lee Cancels the Coin

Mar 3, 2023

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Cancel the Coin Act to prohibit the Treasury Secretary from minting a trillion-dollar platinum coin. Federal law does not currently limit the quantity or the individual face value of platinum coins the Treasury could mint and issue.

Lee Bill Makes Travelers Free as a Bird

Mar 2, 2023

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Fair Removal of Existing and Enforced Bans on Immunization Relating to Destination (FREEBIRD) Act to end the COVID-19 vaccine mandate placed on international air visitors to the United States. Foreign travelers, including family members, friends, and business relations, are being kept off U.S. soil due to the air travel vaccine mandate, which remains for nonimmigrant, noncitizen foreign travelers. The United States is one of the only countries that still impose this mandate.

Japan Misses Deadline. Lee Calls for SOFA Renegotiation

Mar 1, 2023

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke on the Senate floor, calling for a renegotiation of the U.S.—Japan Status of Forces Agreement. On February 2, Sen. Lee demanded that Japanese Prime Minister Kishida transfer Navy Lt. Ridge Alkonis to United States custody no later than February 28 by 11:59 P.M. EST. Sen. Lee promised a public discussion about the U.S.—Japan Status of Forces Agreement should Japan fail to transfer Lt. Alkonis before the deadline. Japan failed to transfer Lt. Ridge Alkonis to U.S. custody in time.

Sen. Lee Introduces Bill to Protect Ag Producers

Feb 28, 2023

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) led a bipartisan effort to reform agricultural checkoff programs. Joined by Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), the bill will make checkoff programs more accountable to contributors.

Lee Introduces Balanced Budget Amendment

Feb 16, 2023

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced an amendment to the United States Constitution requiring the federal government to balance its budget each year. Sen. Lee has consistently advocated for binding, structural spending reforms embedded in a constitutional amendment.

Sen. Lee Makes Debut at Senate Budget Committee

Feb 15, 2023

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) debuted at the first Senate Budget Committee hearing of the 118th Congress.

Sen. Lee Raises Concern Regarding Pfizer’s Practices

Feb 13, 2023

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) led a letter addressed to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Robert Califf, and the Acting Director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Lawrence Tabak, expressing grave concerns regarding a recent video in which Pfizer employee Dr. Jordon Triston Walker made alarming claims about the company's research practices and interactions with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).