“We give well-earned congratulations to Utah’s junior senator, Mike Lee, with the passage of the USA Freedom Act, which the Utah Republican has shepherded through the U.S. Senate. Earlier this week, the Freedom Act passed the Senate by a vote of 67-32.”
-Standard Examiner Editorial Board, Our View: Senator Lee’s Freedom to Lead, 6/3/2015
 
“We enjoy our privacy rights, we even treasure them. And gradually, the stance that it’s not the government’s business whom we call, and when, and for how long has taken hold. We want to catch terrorism suspects, but not outside the boundaries of the Constitution...Senator Lee is in tune with that sentiment. He helped craft a law that retains the Patriot Act’s effectiveness while respecting rights. He showed the freedom to lead in a bipartisan manner. We need more of that.”
-Standard Examiner Editorial Board, Our View: Senator Lee’s Freedom to Lead, 6/3/2015

“The USA Freedom Act, which Congress passed and the president signed into law, represents a significant step forward in protecting national security while, at the same time, respecting civil liberties. Necessary surveillance operations may continue, but important safeguards are now in place that prevent the kind of overreach that made the Patriot Act so problematic.”
-Deseret News Editorial Board, In Our Opinion: USA Freedom Act offers more civil liberty protections than Patriot Act ever did, 6/5/2015

“Indeed, one of the things that has been so remarkable about the USA Freedom Act is that its champions have been able to find a great deal of common ground, even though they disagree on just about every other major political issue. Utah Sen. Mike Lee is to be particularly lauded for his work with Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy to get this bill passed. Lee and Leahy are fierce ideological opponents on nearly all issues. It’s a credit to both men that they were able to set aside those differences to shepherd this bill toward final passage.”
-Deseret News Editorial Board, In Our Opinion: USA Freedom Act offers more civil liberty protections than Patriot Act ever did, 6/5/2015
 
“These two senators appear to have forged a working relationship that will endure beyond this legislative debate. Already, they are co-sponsoring efforts to revise a law that currently allows the government to read private emails that are more than six months old. The ultimate outcome of this unlikely partnership remains to be seen, but it is always heartening to see people willing to put their country before their political party. We commend Lee for doing so in this case.”
-Deseret News Editorial Board, In Our Opinion: USA Freedom Act offers more civil liberty protections than Patriot Act ever did, 6/5/2015

“…Utah's Sen. Mike Lee was not the instigator of a shutdown but the author of a reasonable compromise. A compromise that the Obama administration supported but that Lee's Senate colleagues couldn't get their heads around until it was too late.”
-Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board, Editorial: This time Lee is the voice of reason, 6/1/2015
 
“Lee's USA Freedom Act is now in line to be approved in the next day or two. And it should be, without further amendments. It's a step in the right direction.”
-Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board, Editorial: This time Lee is the voice of reason, 6/1/2015