Press Releases

Lee Questions Witness At Hearing On Asset Forfeiture

Apr 16, 2015

WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) participated in a Senate Judiciary hearing titled “The Need to Reform Asset Forfeiture.” The hearing provided an opportunity to discuss the problems with Civil Asset Forfeiture and consider reforms to these laws.

Lee Introduces Amendment to Enforce "Paygo" Rules for Changes in Medicare Payments

Apr 14, 2015

Today, Senator Lee introduced an amendment to prevent the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 from adding $141 billion to the federal deficit over the next decade.

Lee Introduces, Senate Approves Amendment to Improve PILT Funding

Mar 27, 2015

Last night, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced an amendment to help local governments in Utah and other western states recover fair compensation from the federal government for its land ownership, by fully funding the Payment In Lieu Of Taxes (PILT) program. Senator Lee’s amendment (#750) was agreed to by the Senate, receiving 56 votes from his colleagues.

Lee Taps Conn Carroll as New Communications Director

Mar 16, 2015

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Lee announced that he has hired Conn Carroll to be his new Communications Director. Carroll, currently the White House Correspondent for, will join Senator Lee’s senior staff on Monday, March 30.

Lee, Hatch Announce Plans to Introduce FTC Reform Bill

Mar 13, 2015

WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) announced that they plan to introduce legislation in the Senate to reform and modernize the application of our antitrust laws, by harmonizing the rules governing how the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) review proposed mergers and acquisitions.

Lee Holds Hearing on the Future of Music Licensing and Antitrust Regulations

Mar 10, 2015

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Lee held his first hearing as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, titled “How Much For a Song?: The Antitrust Decrees that Govern the Market for Music.”

Lee, Rubio Introduce Economic Growth and Family Fairness Tax Reform Plan

Mar 4, 2015

WASHINGTON. – U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today unveiled their Economic Growth and Family Fairness Tax Reform Plan. In an effort to fix our broken tax code system, Lee and Rubio outlined their plan to eliminate the bias in the tax code against parents and families, encourage economic growth to create more jobs and better wages, and enhance the ability of businesses to compete globally.

Lee Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Increase Accountability Within the Department of Justice

Mar 4, 2015

WASHINGTON – This week, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced a bipartisan bill to improve transparency and increase accountability within the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), by granting its Office of the Inspector General complete jurisdiction to investigate all allegations of misconduct by department personnel.

Lee, DeSantis Introduce Bill to Expand Higher Education Opportunities

Mar 4, 2015

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced a bill that expands higher education opportunities for low-income and middle-class students and families, by opening up the federal accreditation system to state-based alternatives.

Lee: Congress Should Use It’s Power of the Purse to Prohibit the Implementation of Executive Amnesty

Feb 27, 2015

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Lee spoke on the Senate floor before attempting to offer his amendment to H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill.