Press Releases

Lee Praises Announcement of U.S. Marshal for Utah

Oct 14, 2022

After a recommendation from Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), President Biden announced Justin Martinez as the U.S. Marshal for Utah. Justin has 26 years of law enforcement experience and has served as the Sheriff of Summit County, Utah, since 2015.

Lee Bill Protects Victims of Image-Based Sexual Abuse

Sep 30, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the PROTECT Act, which would require pornography sites to verify the age of all participants in pornographic images; require sites to obtain verified consent forms from individuals uploading content and those appearing in uploaded content; and mandate that websites quickly remove images upon receiving notice they uploaded without consent.

Lee Introduces the Bipartisan Puerto Rico Recovery Act

Sep 29, 2022

In the wake of Hurricane Fiona, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), introduced the Puerto Rico Recovery Act, a bill requiring the Department of Homeland Security to waive the Jones Act for vessels or operators reasonably demonstrating their intention to provide disaster relief to Puerto Rico. The waivers would be valid for one year or until the end of the Major Disaster Declaration for Puerto Rico, whichever comes first. The bill was introduced by Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) in the House.

Bipartisan FORMULA 2.0 Heads to President’s Desk

Sep 29, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) in conjunction with Sens. Mike Braun (R-IN), Todd Young (R-IN), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), spearheaded efforts to pass the Bulk Infant Formula to Retail Shelves Act to further ease the infant formula shortage in the United States. The bill passed the House on the suspension calendar and is now headed to the President’s desk for signature.

Lee Introduces Bill to Roll Back Price Controls

Sep 27, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Protecting Drug Innovation Act to roll back the federal government’s authority to set drug prices covered by Medicare. The power to set drug prices was a key component of the Democrat’s so-called “Inflation Reduction Act” that passed through Congress without a single Republican vote.

Republican Senators Urge House Republicans to Support Antitrust Reform Package

Sep 26, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), joined by Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Chuck Grassley (R- IA), urged their colleagues in the House to support passage of an antitrust reform package consisting of the State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act, the Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act, and the Foreign Merger Subsidy Disclosure Act.

Lee Amendment: No More Special Treatment for China

Sep 21, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) introduced an amendment declaring that China is not a developing country and should not be treated by the UN or other intergovernmental organizations as such. The amendment would also require the Secretary of State to propose the removal of China’s designation as a developing nation under the Kigali Amendment. Sen. Lee’s amendment passed the Senate by a unanimous roll call vote.

Sen. Lee Remarks on Coast Guard Reauthorization Act

Sep 19, 2022

Washington, D.C.—Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced numerous amendments to the Coast Guard Authorization Act during a markup hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee this week. 19 of Sen. Lee’s amendments were incorporated into the bill passed by the committee.

Sen. Lee Remarks on Coast Guard Reauthorization Act

Sep 19, 2022

Washington, D.C.—Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced numerous amendments to the Coast Guard Authorization Act during a markup hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee this week. 19 of Sen. Lee’s amendments were incorporated into the bill passed by the committee.

Lee Leads Letter Calling for Clean Continuing Resolution

Sep 19, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) led a letter addressed to his Senate colleagues urging them to adopt a "clean" Continuing Resolution (CR) free of additional spending and extraneous policy riders. The letter also calls for the CR to carry over into the 118th Congress.