Press Releases

Lee Applauds Release of Utah Public Lands Initiative

Jan 20, 2016

“It is truly an honor to be the Senate sponsor for the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act,” Sen. Lee said. “The process that went into producing this bill is truly laudable and the resulting policy is a good-faith compromise.”

Lee Disappointed in White House for Misleading on Gun Control

Jan 5, 2016

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Tuesday regarding President Obama’s announced executive actions on gun control.

Lee Announces Provo Townhall

Jan 5, 2016

Join Senator Mike Lee in a town hall meeting at the Timpview High School Auditorium on Thursday, January 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Lee Calls For Democratic Process On Omnibus

Dec 17, 2015

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Thursday regarding the omnibus spending bill scheduled for a vote Friday: “The omnibus spending bill soon to come before us is chock full of controversial policies that never would have passed had they been exposed to the light of day,” Lee said.

Lee Calls For HUD Zoning Rule To Be Defunded

Dec 10, 2015

WASHINGTON - Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) released the following statement Thursday, reminding Republican leaders that the upcoming government funding bill is the last opportunity conservatives have to stop the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s new “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Final Rule.”

Lee Holds Hearing on Proposed Inbev, SABMiller Merger

Dec 8, 2015

WASHINGTON— Today, Mike Lee (R–UT), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, is holding a hearing on Anheuser–Busch Inbev’s proposal to purchase SABMiller. The hearing is expected to examine how the proposed merger of the world’s two biggest beer producers would impact competition and consumers across the country.

Lee, Klobuchar Hold Hearing on Proposed Inbev, SABMiller Merger

Dec 8, 2015

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, issued the following statements following their hearing on Anheuser–Busch Inbev’s proposal to purchase SABMiller.

Lee Letter Asks McConnell Not To Include Federal Land Buying Program in Spending Bill

Dec 4, 2015

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and James Lankford (R-OK) sent a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Friday, asking him not to include language permanently reauthorizing the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) in any end of the year or must-pass legislation.

Lee Applauds Senate Passage of Obamacare Repeal Bill

Dec 3, 2015

Today the Republican Party took a huge step down the road to repeal Obamacare.

Lee, Klobuchar Announce Hearing Date for SABMiller Acquisition by Anheuser-Busch Inbev

Dec 2, 2015

WASHINGTON - 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, today announced the committee will hold a hearing on Anheuser-Busch Inbev’s proposal to purchase SABMiller. The hearing will examine how the proposed merger of the world’s two biggest beer producers would impact competition and consumers across the country.  
 
"This hearing will provide an opportunity to publicly examine the impact of the so-called 'beerhemoth' merger on consumers and for the Antitrust Subcommittee to continue its oversight of potentially anticompetitive market consolidation,” Lee said. “I look forward to a productive and informative discussion."
 
“This hearing will allow us the opportunity to examine this deal closely, including the proposed divestitures, to see how it will impact the price of beer for consumers and if it will harm the craft brewers that are creating jobs and economic growth across the country,” said Klobuchar. “We must ensure competition in the $100 billion a year beer industry remains on tap.”
 
The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, December 8 at 10:00 a.m. EST in Dirksen Senate Office Building 226, and will stream here. Witnesses include:
 
Carlos Brito
CEO, Anheuser-Busch InBev
 
Mark Hunter
President & CEO, Molson Coors
 
Bob Pease
CEO, Brewers Association
 
Craig Purser
President & CEO, National Beer Wholesalers Association
 
J. Wilson
Minister of Iowa Beer, Iowa Brewers Guild
 
Diana Moss
President, American Antitrust Institute