Press Releases

Lee Releases Videos on Supreme Court, ObamaCare

Mar 22, 2012

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

Lee Introduces ‘Grow America’ Act

Mar 19, 2012

The time for action is now. The American people deserve a booming economy, a tax code they can understand, and a government that doesn’t believe regulation can solve all of the country’s problems. We need to embrace the proven methods of achieving these goals, which made America the richest and most powerful nation on Earth. The Grow America Act does just that.

Senators Introduce Medicare Reform Plan: The Congressional Health Care for Seniors Act

Mar 15, 2012

Today in the U.S. Capitol, Sen. Rand Paul introduced his Medicare Reform Plan, the Congressional Health Care for Seniors Act (CHCSA) – S. 2196 – with co-sponsors Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Jim DeMint (R-S.C.). CHCSA will not only fix the Medicare system in its entirety, it also saves taxpayers $1 trillion in the first 10 years. This plan will provide better health care benefits, choice, quality, and outcomes by enrolling all senior citizens into the same health care plan as Members of Congress and other federal employees.

Lee Introduces Act to Protect Family Farms

Mar 15, 2012

Today, Senator Mike Lee introduced the Saving the Family Farm Act of 2011. The bill would eliminate the death tax on family-owned farms and other family-owned businesses that are not “C” corporations, which are those that are taxed separately from their owners. The tax would be applied if the establishment in question were to be sold off within the first five years after the death.

Lee Applauds Reid’s Reversal on Nominations

Mar 14, 2012

I urge Senator Reid to withdraw his recommendation that the President recess appoint additional nominees. As Senators we have a responsibility to uphold the constitutional prerogatives of this body, including our rightful role in providing advice and consent to the President's nominations.

Hatch Act Modernization Act Introduced

Mar 12, 2012

While federal employees must ensure that their first priority is serving the people, they are also citizens and deserve to have their freedoms protected. If we can update the Hatch Act to provide for greater flexibility for public workers while still ensuring the legitimacy of our politics, there should be no reason for anyone to oppose such a change.

Lee Commends State Legislature on Recent Session

Mar 12, 2012

The ability of a State to oversee the land within its borders is inextricably tied to economic growth as well as critical funding for education. The federal government – which owns nearly seven out of every 10 acres in Utah – has had far too much control, for far too long.

Lee Blasts Reid on Nominations ‘Stunt’

Mar 12, 2012

Senator Harry Reid’s action is nothing more than a political stunt designed to distract the American people from the Democrats’ legislative failures. His sudden interest in judicial nominations is a desperate attempt to draw attention away from his party's failure to address our nation's economic emergencies.

Lee Speaks In Opposition of Antitrust Railroad Amendment

Mar 8, 2012

Today, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) took to the Senate floor in opposition of Senator Herb Kohl's (D-WI) railroad antitrust amendment. Lee opposes the amendment because it would add an additional layer of government oversight to an industry already burdened by extensive government regulation. A portion of the remarks are available below, and the full text can be viewed here.

Lee Opposes Nomination of Hurwitz to Ninth Circuit Court

Mar 1, 2012

I oppose the nomination of Andrew Hurwitz based on concerns I have with his constitutional jurisprudence.