Press Releases

Lee Releases Statement on the FCC’s Decision to Regulate the Internet

Feb 27, 2015

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Lee issued the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to subject the Internet to federal regulation as a public utility under Title II of the Communications Act

Lee Attends Bipartisan Meeting at White House on Criminal Justice Reform

Feb 25, 2015

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Lee attended a bipartisan meeting at the White House to discuss the need to modernize and reform our criminal justice system.

Lee, Durbin Introduce Smarter Sentencing Act of 2015

Feb 12, 2015

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) were joined by U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) to announce legislation to modernize federal drug sentencing polices by giving federal judges more discretion in sentencing those convicted of non-violent drug offenses.

Lee Holds Bicameral Press Conference on DHS Funding Bill

Feb 12, 2015

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Lee held a bicameral press conference to highlight the need for the Senate to proceed to debate on the funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security.

Lee, Flores: Time to End Democrat Obstruction of DHS Funding Bill

Feb 10, 2015

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Lee of Utah, Chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, and Congressman Bill Flores of Texas, Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee, released the following statements regarding Senate Democrats’ repeated obstruction of the Department of Homeland Security funding bill, H.R. 240

Bipartisan, Bicameral Group Introduces Bill to Protect Online Privacy

Feb 4, 2015

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Lee introduced a bipartisan bill that modernizes our nation’s electronic privacy laws and brings protections against warrantless search into harmony with the technological realities of the 21st century. Co-sponsoring the “Electronic Communications Privacy Amendments Act of 2015” (ECPA) is Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT), who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee with Senator Lee.

Lee: Let’s Begin Debate on DHS Funding, Executive Amnesty

Feb 2, 2015

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Lee said the Senate should begin debate on the funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that recently passed the House of Representatives. He said the debate would give senators the opportunity to weigh in on President Obama’s executive action.

Lee, Messer Introduce Bill to Give Parents More Control Over K-12 Education Decisions

Jan 29, 2015

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Lee of Utah and Congressman Luke Messer of Indiana introduced legislation to make a quality K-12 education more accessible and affordable to low-income parents and students.

Lee to Chair Antitrust Subcommittee, Klobuchar Will be Ranking Member

Jan 26, 2015

Today, Senator Mike Lee announced that he will chair the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, with Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) as the Ranking Member.

Lee Fights Red Tape on Federal Lands

Jan 23, 2015

WASHINGTON – Senator Mike Lee offered an amendment that would make federal permitting for oil and gas development more efficient and force the Bureau of Land Management to follow current law requiring all applications to be approved or deniedyapplications within 30 days. Lee said there is no justifiable reason for delays amounting to hundreds of days and that his bill, and the greater certainty it would bring, would improve economic and national security.