Press Releases

Lee Responds to Trade Representative Statement on Brexit

Sep 22, 2016

WASHINGTON - Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Thursday in response to comments made by Trade Representative Mike Froman about United States trade priorities. “When the British people chose sovereignty this June by voting to leave the European Union, many feared President Obama could greatly damage both our nations by following through on his threat to send the United Kingdom 'to the back of the queue' when it came to negotiating trade deals,” Sen. Lee said. “Now, President Obama’s Trade Representative has told Bloomberg that threat is 'in reality the case.’"

Utah Delegation, Gov. Herbert, Release Joint Statement in Opposition of Monument Designation in Utah

Sep 21, 2016

WASHINGTON – The entire Utah congressional delegation, including Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Mike Lee (R-UT), Reps. Rob Bishop (R-UT), Chris Stewart (R-UT), Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), and Mia Love (R-UT), as well as Gov. Gary Herbert issued the following joint statement today in opposition of a monument designation in Utah:

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Modern Government Travel Act

Sep 15, 2016

“Millions of Americans have saved themselves time and money by using new innovative travel services such as Uber, Lyft, and bikeshare,” Sen. Lee said, “but current federal travel reimbursement regulations have made it difficult for federal employees to use these new technologies while on the job. This bill would require the GSA to clarify the availability of these options so our federal employees can increase efficiency and decrease costs.”

Lee, Hatch Introduce the Utah National Monument Parity Act

Sep 15, 2016

WASHINGTON - Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced the Utah National Monument Parity Act, Tuesday, a bill that would extend the same Antiquities Act protections Wyoming now enjoys to Utah.

Sen. Lee Introduces the Pay for Printing Act

Sep 14, 2016

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Pay for Printing Act Wednesday, a bill that will require the senator sponsoring a ceremonial or commemorative Senate resolution to reimburse the Government Printing Office for the cost of printing.

Lee, Klobuchar React to Proposed Bayer- Monsanto Merger

Sep 14, 2016

“The proposed acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer raises serious antitrust issues,” said Sen. Lee.

Sens. Lee, Klobuchar Praise Seed Consolidation Hearing

Sep 7, 2016

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, thanked Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) for scheduling a hearing on the antitrust and competition concerns surrounding several proposed mergers in the seed and chemical industry.

Herbert, Pence, and Fiorina to Address Workforce at the 2016 Utah Solutions Summit

Aug 18, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT – Today, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) announced that Utah Governor Gary Herbert and Indiana Governor Mike Pence, along with former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina will discuss workforce at the Utah Solutions Summit on September 1, 2016, at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.

“Students, employees, businesses, and institutions of higher learning are all searching for new and better ways to meet each other's needs and together prepare our economy and our workforce to succeed in the twenty first century,” Lee said. “Governors Herbert and Pence have both done excellent work in Utah and Indiana creating a policy environment that facilitates these vital relationships and bonds of cooperation. And Carly Fiorina’s first-hand experience managing a major corporation will be an invaluable addition to our discussion.”

Also contributing to Sen. Lee’s 2016 Utah Solutions Summit will be: 

World Trade Center President and CEO Derek Miller
Salt Lake City Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Lane Beattie
Utah Manufacturers Association President Todd Bingham
Utah Mining Association Executive Committee Member Josh Brown
Utah State Senator Ann Millner
Education First Co-Chair Nolan Karras
LDS Business College President Larry Richards
Salt Lake Community College President Deneece Huftalin

The Utah Solutions Summit is an annual event hosted by Sen. Lee that brings together business and civic leaders to discuss public policy solutions designed to meet our nation's most pressing challenges. Previous Solutions Summits have focused on the “Utah Model” of government and civil-society partnerships as well as reforming the federal regulatory state so that it works for, not against, hardworking Americans and their businesses. 

This year the Utah Solutions Summit will focus on how "disruptive innovation” – in government, educational institutions, and the business world – is the key to fostering the collaborative partnerships we need to create a healthy and productive workforce prepared for success. 

Lee Reacts to DOJ Review of ASCAP, BMI

Aug 5, 2016

WASHINGTON—Today, the Department of Justice announced that it has closed its review of the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees without seeking any modifications at this time. The consent decrees have governed the licensing of performance rights for musical compositions since they were established in 1941. In 2014, ASCAP and BMI, the performance rights organizations that administer the issuance of licenses and the collection of royalties, requested that DOJ amend the consent decrees to allow individual publishers to withdraw their rights for digital performances, giving them greater negotiating power with internet music companies like Pandora. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition and Consumer Protection released the following statement:

Lee Congratulates Air Force, Hill for F-35A Initial Operational Capability

Aug 4, 2016

WASHINGTON—Today, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement regarding the Air Force declaring Initial Operational Capability on the F-35A at Hill Air Force Base this afternoon: “I congratulate the men and women of the Air Force and Hill Air Force Base for this outstanding achievement,” Lee said. “It has been a privilege to witness the hard work and effort that has gone into meeting the IOC goal on time, and proves that the units at Hill continue to be among the best in the military. This is a proud day for Airmen around the world.”