Press Releases

Sen. Lee Introduces Bill to Increase Utah Housing Supply

Apr 8, 2022

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced his Helping Open Underutilized Space to Ensure Shelter or HOUSES Act to help units of local government address housing supply and affordability in their jurisdictions. The federal government owns more than two-thirds of the land in Utah. Utah is also among the states with the most competitive housing markets and limited housing supply. That constrained supply led home prices in the state to increase by 24.5% from 2020 to 2021. Coupled with historic inflation, the rising prices of housing is making life less affordable for western families.

Sen. Lee Leads 68 Colleagues in Letter Demanding DOJ Investigate Deaths of Washington D.C. Preborn Babies

Apr 8, 2022

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) sent a letter signed by 23 senators and 46 representatives to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding the Department of Justice investigate the deaths of preborn babies whose remains have been found in Washington D.C. Images have been widely circulated of the remains that suggest some of the babies may have undergone unlawful partial-birth abortions or possibly infanticide at the Washington Surgi-Clinic. Yet, the Metropolitan Police Department of D.C. has made the assumption that each preborn baby died as the result of a legal abortion.

Commerce Committee Passes Multiple Lee Amendments

Mar 25, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) offered 54 amendments to the eleven bills considered in a Senate Commerce Committee markup this week. The committee considered bills ranging from the future of 6G technology to incentivizing biological protection programs. Fourteen of Sen. Lee’s amendments were incorporated into the bills passed by the committee.

Senator Lee Advocates for Ukrainian Orphans

Mar 24, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) led a bicameral letter to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken advocating that the State Department assist Ukrainian refugees and aid American families who have already begun the process of adopting Ukrainian orphans. The letter asks the Department of State to aid the Ukrainian government to establish a consular office in Poland to process paperwork required for adoption. The letter further asks about current State Department efforts to aid Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees.

Day 2: Senator Lee Questions SCOTUS Nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Mar 23, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) questioned Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden’s nominee to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States today on the second day of questioning. His questions focused on her past cases dealing with federal lands, her record on criminal sentencing, and the troubling history of Supreme Court precedent regarding partial-birth abortion.

Senator Lee Questions SCOTUS Nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Mar 22, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) questioned Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden’s nominee to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States today. His questions focused on her judicial philosophy, her record on criminal sentencing, and her views on unenumerated constitutional rights.

Senator Lee Introduces Resolution to Maintain Undivided Jerusalem Embassy

Mar 22, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced a concurrent resolution today reaffirming Congress’s position that the United States should be represented by a single diplomatic mission in Jerusalem. The Biden Administration has previously stated its intent to create a consulate general in Jerusalem dedicated to Palestinian affairs. The 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act, passed into law by Congressional supermajority recognizes that Jerusalem is the undivided capital of Israel and the U.S. embassy to Israel should be in Jerusalem.

Senator Lee’s Statement in Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Supreme Court Hearing

Mar 21, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke in the Judiciary Committee Supreme Court nomination hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson this morning highlighting what he will be looking for in the hearing and in Judge Jackson’s testimony. Senator Lee reiterated his commitment to avoid personal attacks, highlighted the importance of humility in the judicial role, and advocated for protecting the legitimacy of the Supreme Court. Sen. Lee’s remarks are found in transcript form below.

Senator Lee Introduces Bill to Help Victims of Vaccine Adverse Reactions

Mar 11, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced his Countermeasure Injury Compensation Amendment Act to help those who have suffered adverse reactions from the COVID-19 vaccines. Current law provides redress measures for patients who have suffered adverse reactions to vaccines and other countermeasures used to promote public health. Unfortunately, the thousands of patients who have sought relief for adverse effects of the COVID-19 vaccines have not received compensation under the existing framework.

Senator Lee Leads Letter to Defend Second Amendment

Mar 11, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) today led a group of twenty Senators in a letter to the Attorney General and the Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) expressing concern over the ATF’s use of secret internal guidance to enforce regulations that are not openly published. This secret guidance has been used to justify the seizure of property and could troublingly be used to prosecute Americans and businesses.