Press Releases

Western Senators Introduce Defense Authorization Amendment To Protect Training Assets

Jun 4, 2015

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), Senator Dean Heller (R-NV), Senator Steve Daines (R-MT), Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Senator James Lankford (R-OK), Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS), Senator James Risch (R-ID), Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would protect the ability of the Army, Navy, and Air Force to utilize their training ranges in western states, while also empowering those same states to better manage their wildlife.

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce 'Made in USA' Legislation

Jun 4, 2015

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) Senator King (I-ME), Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) introduced the Reinforcing American-Made Products Act (S. 1518). The bill seeks to make it easier for American manufacturers to use the “Made in USA” label without weakening the “Made in USA” standard.

Lee Applauds Passage of USA Freedom Act

Jun 2, 2015

WASHINGTON—Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement following the Senate’s passage of the USA Freedom Act

Lee, Klobuchar Comment on Proposed Charter Communications-Time Warner Cable Merger

May 28, 2015

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today issued the following statements regarding the proposed Charter Communications-Time Warner Cable merger. Senator Lee is chair and Senator Klobuchar is ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights.

Lee Says Latest EPA Power Grap Threatens Utah's Economy

May 28, 2015

WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Waters of the United States rule.

Lee Commends Fifth Circuit For Decision on Immigration

May 26, 2015

WASHINGTON—Today, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement after a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denied President Obama’s request to begin implementing his executive amnesty program.

Lee Reacts to Failed Procedural Vote on USA Freedom Act

May 23, 2015

WASHINGTON--Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement after the United States Senate voted against a motion to begin debate on the USA Freedom Act.

Lee Votes To Block Wasteful Trade Adjustment Assistance Program

May 21, 2015

WASHINGTON – Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) issued the following statement Thursday regarding his vote not to invoke cloture on the Hatch Substitute Amendment #1221 to H.R. 1314, the legislative vehicle for the Trade Promotion Authority bill.

Lee Applauds Confirmation of Justice Jill Parrish to Federal Bench

May 21, 2015

WASHINGTON—Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement regarding the confirmation of Utah Supreme Court Justice Jill Parrish as a federal judge for the district of Utah.

Lee Joins Rand Paul On Senate Floor To Support Full Debate On USA Freedom Act

May 20, 2015

WASHINGTON – Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) joined Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) on the floor of the Senate Wednesday to call for a full debate and amendment process for House-passed USA Freedom Act.