Press Releases

Lee, McConnell Introduce Comp-Time Bill to Help Working Families

Jan 22, 2015

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Lee and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a bill to help workers handle the constant challenge of work-life balance by allowing all individuals who work overtime to choose between monetary compensation or comp-time. The “Working Family Flexibility Act” would free workers to choose the best way to alleviate the difficulties of juggling work, home, kids, and community. Rep. Martha Roby of Alabama has introduced a companion bill in the House.

Lee: Build a New Agenda Around the Family

Jan 13, 2015

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Mike Lee gave remarks at a policy summit hosted by Heritage Action for America outlining many of the challenges American families face as a result of dysfunctional government policy. He said too often Washington leaves behind hardworking families and that a new reform agenda should focus more on protecting the economic and social capital that married households provide.

Feinstein, Lee Introduce Due Process Guarantee Act

Jan 7, 2015

Washington—Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) today introduced the Due Process Guarantee Act, a bill to protect Americans from being detained indefinitely, without charge or trial.

McConnell Names Sen. Lee as Counsel to Senate Majority Leader

Jan 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that he has appointed Sen. Mike Lee, (R-UT), to serve as a counsel to the Majority Leader in the 114th Congress.

Lee to Introduce Balance Budget Amendment

Jan 6, 2015

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Lee introduced an amendment to the Constitution that would require the federal government to balance its budget each year.

Lee: Our Executive Officials Must Uphold the Rule of Law

Dec 16, 2014

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Lee made the following remarks regarding his opposition to the confirmation of Sarah Saldaña, President Obama’s nominee to be Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Lee Introduces Regulatory Reform Bill

Dec 11, 2014

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Lee introduced a bill that reforms our nation’s regulatory system by creating a regulatory budget process designed to measure, and set an upper limit on, the costs that federal rules and regulations impose on the economy each year.

Lee Responds to President’s Statement on Net Neutrality

Nov 10, 2014

But net neutrality is a regulatory framework designed for railroads and telegraphs. We can’t condemn a regulatory framework from the 20th century to replace it with one from the 19th!

How to Fix Congress: Five Steps To Restore Trust, Transparency, And Empowerment

Nov 6, 2014

After years of frustration and months of feverish work, the Republican Party has finally won back the U.S. Senate, and with it, undivided control of Congress. But no sooner had Tuesday night’s balloon drops hit the floor than Republicans around the country—and especially in certain offices in Washington, DC—faced that timeless question of election-night winners: Now what?

Lee Responds to Court Decision on Gay Marriage Cases

Oct 6, 2014

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Lee responded to the decision by the Supreme Court to not review several cases involving a state’s right to define marriage:
 
“The Supreme Court’s decision to not review the Tenth Circuit’s ruling in Kitchen v. Herbert is disappointing.  Nothing in the Constitution forbids a state from retaining the traditional definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman.  Whether to change that definition is a decision best left to the people of each state — not to unelected, politically unaccountable judges. The Supreme Court owes it to the people of those states, whose democratic choices are being invalidated, to review the question soon and reaffirm that states do have that right.”