Press Releases

Lee Outlines Higher Education Reform at Policy Summit

Feb 10, 2014

Today, Senator Mike Lee outlined legislation that would greatly expand access to higher education for many working- and middle-class students, as well as many individuals seeking non-traditional forms of education.

Bipartisan Group of Senators Push for Congressional Vote Before Extending Afghanistan Troop Presence

Feb 6, 2014

The decision to continue to sacrifice our blood and treasure in Afghanistan should not be made by the White House and Pentagon alone.

Senators Introduce Resolution Denouncing Obama Administration’s Coercion of States with Common Core

Feb 5, 2014

Senator Lee Cosponsors resolution denouncing coercion of states into adopting Common Core.

Lee: Farm Bill is a Monument to Washington Dysfunction

Feb 4, 2014

In a speech on the Senate floor, Senator Mike Lee blasted the Agriculture Act of 2014, also known as the Farm Bill, as a “Beltway marriage of convenience between welfare and corporate welfare,” and criticized the use of PILT payments, critical funding for Utah’s small, rural communities, as a political football.

Lee to Holder: Explain Constitutional Basis for Executive Action on Minimum Wage, Delaying Employer Mandate

Jan 29, 2014

Today, Senator Mike Lee asked Attorney General Holder to explain the President’s constitutional authority to take executive action to delay the employer mandate and raise the minimum wage.

Excerpts from Sen. Lee’s Response to the President’s State of the Union Speech

Jan 28, 2014

Tonight, Senator Mike Lee will give the Tea Party response to the president’s State of the Union speech.

Lee, Hatch Push to Restore Funding for PILT program

Jan 16, 2014

Utah’s U.S. Senators Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch are supporting an amendment to the Omnibus government funding bill introduced by Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) that would fully fund the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program.

Lee Reacts to Oral Argument in Recess Appointments Case

Jan 13, 2014

Today, Senator Mike Lee said that he expects the Supreme Court to determine that President Obama’s controversial recess appointments from January 2012 were unconstitutional. Sen. Lee, who is a former Supreme Court clerk for Justice Samuel Alito, has been a strong and vocal opponent of President Obama’s attempt to usurp the rights of the Senate in the appointment and confirmation of nominees to the executive and judicial branch. He attended the oral argument today in the case of National Labor Relations Board v Noel Canning.

Lee Statement on the Passing of Ariel Sharon

Jan 11, 2014

WASHINGTON - Today, Sen. Mike Lee released the following statement regarding the passing of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon: "Ariel Sharon was a great military and political leader who will be remembered as one of Israel's heroes and a tireless statesman in pursuit of a lasting peace."

Lee Introduces Bill to Expand Higher Education Opportunities

Jan 9, 2014

Today, Senator Mike Lee introduced legislation that would expand higher education opportunities for low-income and middle-class families by providing for new alternatives to the federal accreditation system.