Press Releases

Sens. Lee and Rubio Call Out “Cultural Imperialism” of OAS

Oct 3, 2016

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) urged the State Department Monday, to re-examine the way U.S. contributions to the Organization of American States (OAS) are utilized in light of ongoing concerns of ideological agenda pushing by the UN-backed entity. Part of this inquiry includes a push to fully implement the Organization of American States (OAS) Revitalization and Reform Act of 2013 and address concerns about the OAS imposing its cultural views on OAS member states.

Sen. Lee Statement on Continuing Resolution Vote

Sep 28, 2016

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Wednesday, following his vote against a continuing resolution that would fund the federal government through December 9, 2016: “By funding the government for only three months, this CR sets up a lame-duck session later this year, which is a prime target for special-interest insiders who know just how easy it is to extract benefits from members of Congress who are no longer accountable to their voters.

Senators Request Answers from DOJ, HHS on Potential Multimillion Dollar Insurance Company Bailout

Sep 27, 2016

WASHINGTON—Today Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), John Barrasso (R-WY), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Ben Sasse (R-NE) expressed concern over the participation of the Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in a potential multimillion dollar bailout of select insurance companies through the Affordable Care Act’s Risk Corridors Program (RCP). In a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Secretary Sylvia Burwell, and Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt, the senators requested an explanation of the availability of funds to settle claims for payment under the RCP.

Lee Responds to Trade Representative Statement on Brexit

Sep 22, 2016

WASHINGTON - Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Thursday in response to comments made by Trade Representative Mike Froman about United States trade priorities. “When the British people chose sovereignty this June by voting to leave the European Union, many feared President Obama could greatly damage both our nations by following through on his threat to send the United Kingdom 'to the back of the queue' when it came to negotiating trade deals,” Sen. Lee said. “Now, President Obama’s Trade Representative has told Bloomberg that threat is 'in reality the case.’"

Utah Delegation, Gov. Herbert, Release Joint Statement in Opposition of Monument Designation in Utah

Sep 21, 2016

WASHINGTON – The entire Utah congressional delegation, including Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Mike Lee (R-UT), Reps. Rob Bishop (R-UT), Chris Stewart (R-UT), Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), and Mia Love (R-UT), as well as Gov. Gary Herbert issued the following joint statement today in opposition of a monument designation in Utah:

Lee, Hatch Introduce the Utah National Monument Parity Act

Sep 15, 2016

WASHINGTON - Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced the Utah National Monument Parity Act, Tuesday, a bill that would extend the same Antiquities Act protections Wyoming now enjoys to Utah.

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Modern Government Travel Act

Sep 15, 2016

“Millions of Americans have saved themselves time and money by using new innovative travel services such as Uber, Lyft, and bikeshare,” Sen. Lee said, “but current federal travel reimbursement regulations have made it difficult for federal employees to use these new technologies while on the job. This bill would require the GSA to clarify the availability of these options so our federal employees can increase efficiency and decrease costs.”

Lee, Klobuchar React to Proposed Bayer- Monsanto Merger

Sep 14, 2016

“The proposed acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer raises serious antitrust issues,” said Sen. Lee.

Sen. Lee Introduces the Pay for Printing Act

Sep 14, 2016

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Pay for Printing Act Wednesday, a bill that will require the senator sponsoring a ceremonial or commemorative Senate resolution to reimburse the Government Printing Office for the cost of printing.

Sens. Lee, Klobuchar Praise Seed Consolidation Hearing

Sep 7, 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, thanked Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) for scheduling a hearing on the antitrust and competition concerns surrounding several proposed mergers in the seed and chemical industry.