Press Releases

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.