Press Releases

Lee Outlines Conservative Anti-Poverty Agenda

Nov 13, 2013

Today, Senator Mike Lee outlined a conservative anti-poverty agenda to address the growing opportunity crisis in America. His speech, at a forum sponsored by the Heritage Foundation, detailed the causes of social immobility among the working and middle class and charted several reforms that clear a path to help individuals and families stuck in poverty.

Lee Introduces Comp-Time Bill to Help Working Families

Oct 31, 2013

Today, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) 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. Sen. Lee’s bill is a companion to legislation first introduced by Rep. Martha Roby (AL) in the House.

Lee Introduces Family Fairness Tax Reform Plan

Oct 30, 2013

Today Senator Mike Lee introduced a tax reform plan that would replaces much of today’s complex tax system with a new, simple structure that provides solutions for America’s ongoing opportunity crisis and ends the discrimination of parents in the tax code. The Family Fairness and Opportunity Tax Reform Act is a pro-family, pro-growth plan that incentivizes social mobility, promotes middle-class economic security, and improves opportunity for all Americans.

Excerpts from Lee’s Speech on a New Conservative Reform Agenda

Oct 29, 2013

Today, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) will give a speech at the Heritage Foundation on the way forward for conservatives and the need for a new conservative reform agenda.

Lee Speaks on CR, Debt Limit, ObamaCare Funding Vote

Oct 16, 2013

Today, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) delivered remarks on the upcoming CR, debt limit, and ObamaCare funding vote.

Lee’s Full Remarks at the Values Voters Summit

Oct 11, 2013

For too long, Republicans have put off the difficult work of developing a modernized, principled conservative reform agenda to meet many of the new challenges of the 21st century. There are many reasons why this is so. But I think the biggest is that in this city, conservatives often fall into a trap – defining ourselves by what we are against: Big government, debt, higher taxes and regulations, Obamacare. But we haven’t invested nearly as much time and energy in communicating what we conservatives are for. I’m talking about more than simply the policies we advocate. Conservatism is not about the bills we want to pass, but the nation we want to be.

ICYMI: Lee Discusses Problems With Public Lands Highlighted By Shutdown

Oct 8, 2013

Lee: President Abusing His Power Against the American People

Oct 7, 2013

The Obama Administration’s behavior during the first week of the shutdown has been the best argument against Obamacare anyone has ever made.

Lee: Why Won’t Democrats Take ‘Yes’ for an Answer on Vet Funding?

Oct 3, 2013

Senator Mike Lee asked for the Senate to pass a bill to fund veterans’ benefits by unanimous consent. The motion was quickly shot down by Democrats who provided little explanation for their opposition to funding veterans’ benefits.

ICYMI: Lee Discusses Plan to Avoid Prolonged Government Shutdown

Oct 3, 2013

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) told Greta Van Susteren yesterday that Congress should avoid a prolonged government shutdown by passing a series of smaller funding bills.