Press Releases

Sen. Lee Issues Statement on National Defense Authorization Act

Dec 9, 2016

I voted no on the final version 2017 National Defense Authorization Act because it doubles down on irresponsible defense budget gimmicks that ultimately harm the men and women serving in our military and removed key Utah priorities such as religious liberty protections for government contractors and blocking the sage grouse from being listed as an endangered species. It also reauthorizes the DoD’s Syria Train and Equip program for another two years despite past failures and risks to our interests in the Middle East.

Lee Praises Pruitt Pick for EPA

Dec 8, 2016

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Thursday in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as his nominee for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator:

Senators Introduce the Daniel Webster Congressional Clerkship Act of 2016

Dec 6, 2016

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), John Hoeven (R-ND), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced the Daniel Webster Congressional Clerkship Act, Monday, a bill that would improve the business of Congress and increase the public’s understanding of its work by establishing a structured congressional clerkship program for recent law school graduates and young lawyers.

Lee Backs Sessions Appointment as Attorney General

Nov 18, 2016

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Friday in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as his nominee for U.S. attorney general: “Sen. Sessions’ solid understanding of the Constitution and firm commitment to the rule of law is exactly what the Justice Department needs. I have worked closely with Sen. Sessions on the Judiciary Committee over these past six years and I have every confidence that he will make a great Attorney General for all Americans."

Sen. Lee Introduces Poverty Measurement Improvement Act

Nov 17, 2016

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Poverty Measurement Act today, a bill designed to improve the income and demographic data available to lawmakers when analyzing our nation’s safety net programs.

Bipartisan, bicameral bill would delay changes to government hacking powers

Nov 17, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Al Franken (D-Minn.), together with Reps. John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) and Ted Poe (R-Texas), introduced legislation to provide Congress the time necessary to seriously consider and debate the proposed changes to Rule 41 that would expand the government's ability to search computers and other digital devices. The Review the Rule Act would delay the proposed changes to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 41 from going into force until July 1, 2017. Without congressional action, the proposed changes will go into effect on December 1, 2016.

Sen. Lee Congratulates President-Elect Trump

Nov 9, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Wednesday congratulating President-Elect Donald Trump: “This entire election year has been humbling for all Americans, and especially so for the political establishment in Washington, D.C. The message of 2016 is that the American people have become increasingly skeptical of the federal government.”

Lee, Klobuchar Respond to AT&T, Time Warner Deal

Oct 24, 2016

WASHINGTON—Today, Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, issued the following statement in response to AT&T’s agreement to buy Time Warner:

“As Chairman and Ranking Member of the Antitrust Subcommittee, we have carefully examined consolidation in the cable and video content industries to ensure that it does not harm consumers. An acquisition of Time Warner by AT&T would potentially raise significant antitrust issues, which the subcommittee would carefully examine.”

Lee, Klobuchar to Hold Hearing on AT&T, Time Warner Deal

Oct 24, 2016

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, will hold a subcommittee hearing on the proposed AT&T, Time Warner acquisition sometime in November.
 
No final date has been set for the hearing yet.
 
“As Chairman and Ranking Member of the Antitrust Subcommittee, we have carefully examined consolidation in these industries to ensure that existing market leaders do not block or co-opt new options for receiving video content or exercise disproportionate control over the video content market,” Lee and Klobuchar said Sunday. “We will continue to carefully review and investigate any consolidation in this industry to makes sure that it does not harm consumers.”

Lee Calls on President to Seek War Declaration Before Increasing Syrian Involvement

Oct 5, 2016

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Wednesday, in response to reports that President Obama is considering military strikes against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad.