Press Releases

Sen. Lee, Colleagues Introduce Bill Giving Pregnant Moms Child Tax Credit

Jan 31, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) along with colleague Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) and others reintroduced the “Child Tax Credit for Pregnant Moms Act,” which allows pregnant moms to claim the Child Tax Credit (CTC) for their unborn children. This is a continuation of Lee’s efforts to expand the Child Tax Credit. Sen. Lee was a primary advocate for the CTC expansion in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 and pushed CTC expansion in COVID relief legislation with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).

Senators Lee & Romney Celebrate Nomination of U.S. Attorney for Utah

Jan 26, 2022

Following recommendations by Senators Mike Lee and Mitt Romney of Utah, President Biden has announced the nomination of Trina Higgins to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah. Ms. Higgins is a graduate of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Utah since 2002.

Sen. Lee Celebrates the March for Life

Jan 21, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) celebrated the 2022 March for Life this week in a speech on the Senate floor and a message to the tens of thousands of marchers in Washington, D.C., Utah, and across the country.

Sen. Lee Statement on Justice Thomas Lee Announcement

Jan 20, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) released the following statement on the announcement that Associate Chief Justice Thomas Rex Lee will be stepping down from the Utah Supreme Court.

Sen. Lee Congratulates Uinta Basin Railway Project

Dec 16, 2021

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) congratulates the Uinta Basin Railway Project on receiving final approval from the federal government’s Surface Transportation Board (STB). Sen. Lee has been working with federal agencies and local partners for years toward the goal of approval. Local efforts were led by the 7-County Infrastructure Coalition, the Ute Indian Tribe, the UBRY company, Rio Grande Pacific Corp., and DHIP Group.

Sen. Lee Introduces Bill to Protect Consumers

Dec 15, 2021

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced his Consumer Protection and Due Process Act today to help protect consumers while ensuring due process safeguards in Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proceedings. The bill provides the FTC with the authority to seek equitable remedies under Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act in response to the Supreme Court’s April 2021 that found that the FTC did not have the authority to seek equitable remedies under current law.

Sen. Lee Introduces Four Dredging Bills

Dec 13, 2021

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced four bills targeting our nation’s supply chain difficulties and the lack of American dredging infrastructure. The bills take a long-term approach to solving a vexing problem of aging and inadequate American port infrastructure.

Sen. Lee Seeks to Preserve Research Park

Dec 10, 2021

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) has introduced the University of Utah Research Park Act to protect and preserve Research Park, a center for research and development serving both the University and the local workforce. Research Park is situated on a parcel of land which was transferred to the University by the Bureau of Land Management in 1965. Sen. Lee’s bill would remove an encumbrance from that transfer agreement to ensure Research Park remains productive and thriving.

Sen. Lee Grills Instagram CEO

Dec 9, 2021

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) questioned Instagram CEO, Adam Mosseri, in a Senate Commerce Committee hearing today regarding the platform’s algorithm providing and even recommending dangerous content to children.

Sen. Lee Speaks on SCOTUS Abortion Case

Nov 30, 2021

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), spoke at a press conference regarding Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court case regarding Mississippi’s abortion law today, November 30. Sen. Lee along with congressional colleagues submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court regarding the case encouraging that the precedent set by Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeast Pennsylvania v. Casey.