Press Releases

Sen. Lee Applauds Pres. Trump’s Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

May 31, 2017

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) applauded the decision of the Trump administration to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement and protect the economic and energy sovereignty of the United States. "The American people did not vote for President Trump so that American taxpayers could send billions of dollars overseas to establish a global crony capitalist slush fund. Pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement is absolutely the right decision for the United States economy.”

Sens. Call for Codification of Life Protection Order

May 30, 2017

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) joined with 18 colleagues in sending a letter to State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) requesting that language be included in the FY2018 Appropriations bill to protect human life in U.S. global health assistance and prohibit funding to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). President Trump and Secretary Tillerson have already taken important steps to address these issues, but Congress must now act to support and codify such standards.

Sens. Lee, Feinstein Introduce Due Process Guarantee Act

May 24, 2017

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) along with Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Chris Coons (D-DE), introduced the Due Process Guarantee Act Wednesday, a bill to protect Americans from being detained indefinitely, without charge or trial.

Senators Applaud Pres. Trump’s Executive Order on National Monument Review

May 19, 2017

WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Lee (R-UT) and 25 of his Senate colleagues sent a letter to President Trump supporting his April 26th Executive Order calling for a review of national monuments created under the 1906 Antiquities Act. The letter reads in part:

Sen. Lee Commends FCC Announcement on Internet Innovation

May 18, 2017

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Thursday after the Federal Communications Commission voted on the Restoring Internet Freedom notice of proposed rulemaking: “I commend the FCC for taking the first step in returning the Internet to the state of permissionless innovation it thrived under until just two short years ago. Today’s action begins the process of undoing the agency’s 2015 Open Internet Order, which upended the decades-old bipartisan consensus that consumers – not government regulators – should control the information superhighway.”

Sens. Cotton, Cruz, Lee and Rubio Issue Statement Condemning Violence Outside Turkish Embassy

May 17, 2017

Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued a statement Wednesday in response to an incident that took place on American soil Tuesday

Sen. Lee Commends President Trump for Implementing the ‘Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance’ Executive Order

May 15, 2017

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Monday after President Trump detailed his implementation of the “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance” executive order: “I commend President Trump for detailing how we will implement his ‘Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance’ executive order, one of the several bold steps President Trump has already taken to protect life in foreign assistance. It is now Congress’ turn to do what they can to protect the unborn by turning ‘Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance’ executive order into law. A first step could be to pass S.Res.15, a resolution I introduced expressing the sense of the Senate that the Mexico City policy should be permanently established, and then we can advance additional measures to safeguard life.”

Sen. Lee Launches Social Capital Project

May 15, 2017

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) published a report examining the state of associational life in America Monday. The report, titled “What We Do Together,” is the first in a series of reports that are all part of a larger “Social Capital Project” that will examine how family, neighborhood, workplace, and religious relationships are at the core of our nation’s economic success.

Sen. Lee Seeks Answers from President Trump on New Afghanistan Policy

May 12, 2017

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) sent a letter to President Trump Friday, requesting answers about possible strategic and operational changes to America’s longest conflict.

“From 2006 to 2014 the United States had over 20,000 troops deployed to Afghanistan at any given time, with 100,000 military personnel in the country between 2010 and 2011,” the one of the five questions asked in the letter reads. “However, these levels of military activity did not yield the long-term stability or security gains that were desired. How would an increase in the level of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and new strategy achieve a different outcome at this time?”

 A full version of the letter can be found here:

Senator Lee's Letter Requesting Information on President Trump's New Afghanistan Policy by Senator Mike Lee on Scribd

Sen. Lee Thanks Sec. Zinke for Listening to Utahns about Monument Abuse

May 11, 2017

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Wednesday as Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke finished his four-day listening trip through Utah: “It was an honor to meet with Sec. Zinke about public lands issues earlier this week. I have also heard so many great things about the rest of Sec. Zinke’s trip through southern Utah. I’ve heard from Blanding rancher Kenny Black, all the commissioners from San Juan, Kane and Garfield counties, and also the Stewards of San Juan. Sec. Zinke has heard these Utahns explain how Obama’s monument is hurting their lives, and I am hopeful that Zinke will address the issue by fully rescinding the designation. Thank you Sec. Zinke for listening to the people of Utah on this issue.”