Press Releases

Sen. Lee Welcomes August Work

Jul 11, 2017

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Tuesday, after it was announced the first two weeks of August recess had been cancelled: “The American people elected us to govern and when our ability to govern is thwarted by artificially imposed deadlines it doesn’t’ serve anyone’s interest,” Sen. Lee said. “We have an enormous amount of work to do and whether you are on the left, right, or in the middle, it is difficult to dispute the fact that there is a lot that needs to be done. It just doesn’t make any sense to take the month of August off and that is why I welcome leadership’s decision to cancel the first two week of the planned August break.”

Sen. Lee Announces Health Care Town Hall

Jul 5, 2017

WASHGINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee announced his next town hall will be a health care town hall today. The Live Access event will occur next Wednesday, July 12 at 6pm MT.

Sens. Lee and Crapo Introduce the Silencers Helping Us Save Hearing Act

Jun 29, 2017

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced the Silencers Helping Us Save Hearing Act of 2017, Thursday, a bill that would ensure the elimination of all federal regulations of suppressors. “Suppressors can make shooting safer for the millions of hunters and sportsmen that exercise their constitutional right to use firearms every year,” Sen. Lee said. “The current process for obtaining a suppressor is far too expensive and burdensome. Our bill would remove these unnecessary federal regulations and make it easier for firearms users to protect themselves.

Sen. Lee Comments on Delayed Healthcare Vote

Jun 27, 2017

The first draft of the bill included hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts for the affluent, bailouts for insurance companies, and subsidies for lower-income Americans. But it ignored the middle-class families who have borne the brunt of Obamacare, and who have been left behind by both parties in Washington for too long. That’s why I opposed it. And it’s why I’m happy we postponed the vote today.

Sen. Lee, Rep. Stewart Urge Pres. Trump to Consider North Korean Government Involvement in David Sneddon Disappearance

Jun 26, 2017

WASHINGTON - Today Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) sent a letter to President Trump in preparation for this week’s summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in regarding the disappearance of BYU student David Louis Sneddon from China in 2004. The letter urges the President to consider the possibility that the North Korean government was responsible for David’s disappearance. Lee and Stewart cite reports from regional experts to support that possibility.

Sens. Cruz, Johnson, Lee, and Paul Issue Joint Statement on Senate Health Bill

Jun 22, 2017

WASHINGTON – Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Rand Paul (R-KY) issued the following statement Thursday responding to the release of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017:

Sen. Lee Commends Sec. Zinke on Bears Ears National Monument Interim Report

Jun 12, 2017

I commend Secretary Zinke for producing a balanced and factual report that should be seen by both sides as genuine progress towards a consensus solution to land use issues in San Juan County.

Sens. Send Bipartisan Letter Questioning DOJ Sentencing Policy

Jun 7, 2017

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Rand Paul (R-KY) sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wednesday, seeking answers about the Department of Justice’s May 10, 2017 memorandum, directing federal prosecutors to pursue the most serious offense possible when prosecuting defendants.

Sen. Lee Applauds Senate Passage of the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act

Jun 7, 2017

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) applauded yesterday’s Senate passage of the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. This bill incorporated much of the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability First Act of 2017 which Sen. Lee cosponsored, and he hopes it will be expediently sent to the President’s desk.

Senators from Both Parties Call on DOJ to Reform Civil Asset Forfeiture Policies

May 31, 2017

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Tom Udall (D-NM), Rand Paul (R-KY), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Mike Crapo (R-ID), and Angus King (I-VT) sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday asking that the Justice Department reform its civil asset forfeiture practices.