Press Releases

Lee, Herbert, Bishop Issue Joint Statement After Bears Ears Hearing

Aug 1, 2016

BLANDING, UT—Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Gov. Gary Herbert, and Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) issued the following statement after today’s Energy and Natural Resources field hearing on the potential Bears Ears monument designation:

Lee, Klobuchar Comment on Insurance Merger Transaction Announcements

Jul 21, 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, released the following statements on the Department of Justice’s announcement on the Aetna/Humana and Anthem/Cigna transactions.

Lee Announces Senate Field Hearing in Utah on Public Lands Management

Jul 14, 2016

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) announced Friday that the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will be conducting a field hearing at San Juan County High School in Blanding, Utah on July 27, at 3:00 p.m.

Sen. Lee Introduces The Voluntary Check-Off Program Participation Act

Jul 14, 2016

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Voluntary Check-Off Program Participation Act Wednesday, a bill that give would give farmers and ranchers the freedom not to participate in Department of Agriculture check-off programs.

Sens. Lee, Booker Introduce Commodity Check Off Reform Bill

Jul 14, 2016

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced on Wednesday? S. 3201, the Commodity Checkoff Program Improvement Act of 2016, a measure intended to bring much needed transparency and accountability to the federal government’s commodity check off programs.

Sen. Lee Introduces the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Act

Jul 14, 2016

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Orin Hatch (R-UT) introduced the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Act Wednesday, a bill that would allow local land managers to decide whether to allow mountain biking in wilderness areas.

Lee Testimony on First Amendment Defense Act

Jul 12, 2016

WASHINGTON—This morning, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) will testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA).

Sens. Lee, Sasse Introduce Alternatives to Licensing that Lower Obstacles to Work (ALLOW) Act

Jul 12, 2016

WASHINGTON - Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ben Sasse (R-NE) introduced legislation Tuesday that would make it easier for many Americans to begin work in their chosen field by reducing unnecessary licensing burdens.

Lee, Cotton Introduce United Kingdom Trade Continuity Act

Jun 30, 2016

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced the “United Kingdom Trade Continuity Act” Wednesday, a bill designed to promote economic stability and growth as the United Kingdom transitions out of the European Union.

Sens. Lee, Sessions Call For Higher Defense Spending By NATO Members

Jun 28, 2016

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Jeff Sessions (R-AL), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to President Obama Tuesday stating that the viability of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is contingent upon a more equitable distribution of the collective defense burden, and requesting that this be a top priority of the administration at next month’s NATO Summit in Warsaw