Press Releases

Lee, Leahy Comment On House Passage of the Bipartisan Email Privacy Act

Apr 27, 2016

Today’s 419-0 House vote for the Email Privacy Act is an historic step toward updating our privacy laws for the digital age. It should go without saying that law enforcement agents should have to get a warrant to read Americans’ emails or retrieve their sensitive information from the cloud – yet that is not what our statutes currently require.

Lee, Klobuchar Urge Careful Consideration of Proposed SABMiller, Anheuser-Busch InBev Merger

Apr 21, 2016

Last December, Lee and Klobuchar held an Antitrust Subcommittee hearing on Anheuser-Busch InBev’s proposal to purchase SABMiller for over $103 billion; the hearing examined how the proposed merger of the world’s two biggest beer producers would impact competition and consumers across the country

Judiciary Committee Senators Call For Investigation Of The U.S. Cattle Market

Apr 20, 2016

WASHINGTON – The chairman and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), as well as the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), sent a letter today to Government Accountability Office Comptroller General Gene Dodaro calling for an investigation of the fed cattle market.

Lee, Klobuchar Press FTC On Contact Lens Market

Apr 18, 2016

WASHINGTON—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, sent a letter today to the Federal Trade Commission urging the agency to maintain vigilance over competition in the market for contact lenses.

Sens. Lee and Cruz Take Aim at DOJ’s Operation Choke Point

Apr 13, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) today introduced legislation fighting the Obama administration’s Operation Choke Point, a Department of Justice (DOJ) initiative that unconstitutionally sought to choke off access to banking services for sellers of firearms and other lawful business enterprises. This legislation sponsored by Sens. Cruz and Lee serves as a companion bill to U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer’s (R-Mo.) Financial Institution Customer Protection Act (H.R. 766), which passed the House with bipartisan support in February.

Bipartisan Email Privacy Act Moving Forward

Apr 13, 2016

This bill has unprecedented support from all corners of Congress and for good reason: It ensures that the same privacy protections that apply to documents stored in our homes extend to our emails, photos, and information stored in the cloud. These critical updates to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act will bring that law into the 21st century. The broad, bipartisan coalition that cuts across industry, civil society, and academia deserves credit for their members’ tireless work to move this bill.

Lee, Klobuchar Praise DOJ’s Comments on Canadian Pacific’s Proposed Voting Trust

Apr 8, 2016

WASHINGTON—Senators Lee and Klobuchar, Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights today issued the following statements on the Department of Justice’s determination that Canadian Pacific’s proposed voting trust “risks irreversible harm” to competition.

Lee, Klobuchar to Hold Hearing on Section 5 Competition Methods

Apr 4, 2016

WASHINGTON—Tomorrow at 2:15 p.m. EDT, 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 hearing entitled "Section 5 and 'Unfair Methods of Competition': Protecting Competition or Increasing Uncertainty?” in Room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Lee, Klobuchar to Hold Hearing on Section 5 Competition Methods

Mar 31, 2016

WASHINGTON—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, today announced that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing on April 5th at 2:15p.m., in Room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, entitled "Section 5 and 'Unfair Methods of Competition': Protecting Competition or Increasing Uncertainty?" The witnesses testifying at the hearing will be former FTC Commissioner Joshua Wright, Stanford Law professor Doug Melamed, Columbia Law professor Tim Wu, and Latham & Watkins partner Amanda Reeves.

Lee Prays for Victims of Brussels Terrorist Attack

Mar 22, 2016

"My heart goes out to all those who were killed and injured in this morning’s horrific terrorist attacks in Brussels. An attack like this is an attack on all of western civilization, a truth highlighted by the fact that three missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were injured in the blasts. My prayers are with the victims, their families, and everyone touched by this tragedy."