Press Releases

Lee, Grassley, Law Enforcement Officials to Hold Forum on Criminal Justice Reform

Feb 3, 2016

WASHINGTON—On Tuesday, February 9 at 4:00 p.m. EST, Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) will join members of law enforcement to discuss their perspectives on the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015. The briefing follows a pair of letters Republican leaders circulated to colleagues. In the letters, more than 130 law enforcement leaders urged Congress to pass the measure because federal sentencing reform will reduce both crime and unnecessary incarceration.
 
Who
Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
Hon. Michael B. Mukasey, Former Attorney General of the United States for President George W. Bush
Ronal Serpas, Chairman, Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration Former Police Superintendent, New Orleans, Louisiana
William McManus, Police Chief, San Antonio, Texas
Richard J. Pocker, Former U.S. Attorney, District of Nevada
 
Where
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 224
 
When
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. EST
 

Bicameral Conservative Group To Launch Article One Project at Kirby Center

Jan 28, 2016

“If conservatives want to reform federal policy, we first have to reform the way policy gets made. The Constitution gives Congress the power to make the laws, but for too long Congress has either shirked its legislative responsibilities or delegated them to the Executive branch. It’s time that Congress reclaim its rightful Article I lawmaking powers,” Lee said.

Lee, Klobuchar Announce Hearing on Antitrust Implications of Occupational Licensing Regulations

Jan 26, 2016

“The rapid growth of state licensing boards that are controlled by members of the profession they regulate has become a major threat to equal opportunity in this country,” Sen. Lee said. “We need to examine the causes and consequences of such a major obstacle to economic mobility. I also look forward to examining what role the federal government can play in addressing the anticompetitive behavior of these boards.”

Lee Applauds Release of Utah Public Lands Initiative

Jan 20, 2016

“It is truly an honor to be the Senate sponsor for the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act,” Sen. Lee said. “The process that went into producing this bill is truly laudable and the resulting policy is a good-faith compromise.”

Lee Disappointed in White House for Misleading on Gun Control

Jan 5, 2016

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Tuesday regarding President Obama’s announced executive actions on gun control.

Lee Announces Provo Townhall

Jan 5, 2016

Join Senator Mike Lee in a town hall meeting at the Timpview High School Auditorium on Thursday, January 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Lee Calls For Democratic Process On Omnibus

Dec 17, 2015

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Thursday regarding the omnibus spending bill scheduled for a vote Friday: “The omnibus spending bill soon to come before us is chock full of controversial policies that never would have passed had they been exposed to the light of day,” Lee said.

Lee Calls For HUD Zoning Rule To Be Defunded

Dec 10, 2015

WASHINGTON - Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) released the following statement Thursday, reminding Republican leaders that the upcoming government funding bill is the last opportunity conservatives have to stop the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s new “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Final Rule.”

Lee Holds Hearing on Proposed Inbev, SABMiller Merger

Dec 8, 2015

WASHINGTON— Today, Mike Lee (R–UT), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, is holding a hearing on Anheuser–Busch Inbev’s proposal to purchase SABMiller. The hearing is expected to examine how the proposed merger of the world’s two biggest beer producers would impact competition and consumers across the country.

Lee, Klobuchar Hold Hearing on Proposed Inbev, SABMiller Merger

Dec 8, 2015

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 statements following their hearing on Anheuser–Busch Inbev’s proposal to purchase SABMiller.