Press Releases

Lee Introduces Balanced Budget Amendment

Jan 22, 2013

Today, Senator Mike Lee introduced a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution that requires Washington to live within it means and puts strict limits on the ability of Congress to run deficits and add to the national debt.

Lee Statement on the President’s Gun Control Proposals

Jan 16, 2013

It is unfortunate that the president is using the tragedy in Newtown to advance a set of proposals that would do little, if anything, to prevent these kinds of shocking events

Senator Lee Reacts to Obama's Debt Limit Press Conference

Jan 14, 2013

The president says he wants to stabilize our debt, reduce our deficit, ensure we make important investments to improve our economy, and end political gamesmanship. I share his interest in these goals and hope he will join me in pursuing the right spending reforms so that we may achieve them.

Lee Attends Hill AFB Ceremony

Jan 11, 2013

WASHINGTON - Today Sen. Mike Lee attended the formal changing of command ceremony at Hill Air Force Base. Col. Kathryn L. Kolbe officially took over command of the 75th Air Base Wing from Col. Sarah E. Zabel.

"Hill Air Force Base has a proud history of exceptional leadership and I am pleased to see they will continue in that tradition with Colonel Kolbe," Said Sen. Lee, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. "Hill has a deep connection to the local community and broad support in the region. I look forward to working with Col. Kolbe to ensure that Hill Air Force Base and the people of Utah maintain a close and positive relationship."

Lee Statement on Nomination of Jack Lew for Treasury Secretary

Jan 10, 2013

Unfortunately, the nomination of Jack Lew as Secretary of Treasury signals that the president will continue to pursue the same failed policies of the previous four years: higher taxes, more spending, and more debt.

Lee Statement on Nomination of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense

Jan 7, 2013

The United States continues to face significant national security challenges and it is critical to have strong leadership at the Pentagon that can respond to our evolving and emerging threats. The nomination of Senator Hagel presents an opportunity to discuss not only his qualifications for the position and his approach to defending the United States and her allies, but also the specific ways in which he would seek to strengthen, modernize, and reform our national defense. I look forward to hearing Senator Hagel’s answers to questions involving these important issues.

Lee Joins Armed Services Committee for 113th Congress

Jan 4, 2013

For the 113th Congress, Senator Mike Lee will join the Senate Armed Services Committee and keep three previous committee assignments on Judiciary, Energy and Natural Resources, and the Joint Economic Committee.

Lee Reacts to the FTC's Ruling on Google Antitrust Probe

Jan 3, 2013

As a consequence of the FTC’s investigation, Google has agreed both to settle allegations it misused patents to impede competition in high-tech markets and to change some problematic practices relating to its Internet search and advertising businesses.

Lee Statement on Passing of Judge Robert Bork

Dec 19, 2012

"Robert Bork was one of America’s greatest jurists and a brilliant legal mind," said Lee. "He was an expert on issues ranging from antitrust to privacy laws and was deeply influential in promoting constitutional originalism."

Lee Welcomes Appointment of Tim Scott to U.S. Senate

Dec 17, 2012

I welcome the appointment of Rep. Tim Scott to the Senate and congratulate Governor Nikki Haley on a terrific choice