Press Releases

Lee: DOJ Complaint Raises Serious Issues

Apr 11, 2012

Today, Antitrust Subcommittee Ranking Member Senator Mike Lee made the following statement regarding the Department of Justice’s announcement of a lawsuit against several book publishers and Apple, Inc. alleging that the companies conspired to raise prices for e-books

Senator Lee Commends FTC’s Careful Analysis

Apr 2, 2012

“Our antitrust laws serve important purposes, but federal regulators should not interfere with productive market forces absent evidence demonstrating a significant threat to consumer welfare. Based on the evidence presented at our Antitrust Subcommittee hearing, I am convinced that although significant in size this merger does not pose a threat to robust competition. I am pleased that the FTC’s extensive investigation corroborated my view and demonstrated that this transaction is unlikely to have adverse affects on the PBM and specialty drug markets or lead to the exercise of monopsony power over retail pharmacies, and that the merger may well lead to lower prices for PBM services.”

Lee Introduces the Federal Reserve Modernization Act

Mar 29, 2012

Today, Senator Mike Lee introduced legislation that would make much needed reforms to the nation’s Federal Reserve System. The Federal Reserve Modernization Act (FRMA) will focus the Fed’s mission on price stability, require better reporting and make the organization more transparent to Americans.

Lee Reacts to Oral Argument on Individual Mandate

Mar 27, 2012

The Obama administration’s argument that the federal government can compel citizens to purchase health insurance did not appear to sway these five justices, and their questions to the Solicitor General suggested they look on the constitutionality of the individual mandate with great skepticism. It will be interesting to see how the justices respond to the 'severability’ arguments tomorrow, which will determine whether some or all of the law is struck down. But there is little doubt that the individual mandate will not survive.

Hatch, Lee, Bishop Welcome Air Force Secretary to Hill Air Force Base

Mar 26, 2012

The time to fight for the mission of Hill Air Force Base is now. If we wait until we face another round of BRAC, it may be too late to preserve the vital service the base provides to Utah and the country. I am encouraged by Secretary Donley’s visit and believe Hill AFB continues to be one of the military’s most well-run installations.

Lee Releases Third Video on Supreme Court, ObamaCare

Mar 26, 2012

Today, Senator Mike Lee released the third in a series of videos giving viewers an inside look at the Supreme Court, its procedures, and the constitutional issues surrounding ObamaCare that will be debated in the nation’s high court this week.

Senators Unveil Bipartisan Proposal to Boost Economy by Cutting Through Red Tape that has Hurt International Travel to U.S.

Mar 26, 2012

With the economy just starting to turn the corner, a bipartisan group of senators unveiled a new proposal Monday that will boost the U.S. economy and create jobs by jumpstarting international travel to the United States. The legislation—named the Jobs Originated through Launching Travel (“JOLT”) Act—will reform outdated visa laws to cut through red tape that has caused a lag in foreign travel to the U.S.

Governor Herbert, Federal Delegation, and State Legislators Join Together to Demand Transfer of Public Lands to Utah

Mar 23, 2012

Today, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert signed House Bill 148, which demands the federal government make good on the promises made in the 1894 Enabling Act to extinguish title to federal lands in Utah.

Lee Releases Video Describing Experience as Supreme Court Law Clerk

Mar 23, 2012

Today, Senator Mike Lee released the second in a series of videos giving viewers a behind-the-scenes explanation of the Supreme Court, its procedures, and the constitutional questions surrounding ObamaCare that will be before the court starting next week.

Lee Pleased by Confirmation of Judge Nuffer

Mar 22, 2012

I have been a strong and consistent advocate for Judge Nuffer. I was pleased to speak on his behalf at his Judiciary Committee hearing last year and to reiterate my support when the Judiciary Committee voted to report his nomination to the Senate floor. I remain confident in Judge Nuffer’s abilities and qualifications.