Utah First

During the Senate’s state work period last week, I was able to visit 7 of Utah’s 29 counties. Listening to the diverse perspectives found in our great state helps me to better represent the people of Utah in the US Senate.

Here’s a recap of some of my visits.
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SALT LAKE CITY - Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) will be hosting a town hall at the following locations on Tuesday March 19, 2019

11:00am-12:00pm – Castle Dale City Hall, 20 S 100 E, Castle Dale

3:00-4:00pm – North Sevier Recreation (upstairs meeting room) 373 W 400 N, Salina

6:00-7:00pm Senior Citizens Center (basement of the courthouse) 160 N Main, Nephi
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Please Join us for Senator Lee’s Senior Resource Fair.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM MT, my office is sponsoring a Senior Resource Fair at the North Davis Senior Center. This is a great opportunity for members of our community to visit with my staff and other organizations like AARP, Davis County Health Department, and more. Come learn how we can help with federal agencies and gain useful information and resources for seniors and their families.
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Please Join us for Senator Lee’s Senior Resource Fair.

April 19, 2018, from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM MT, my office is sponsoring a Senior Resource Fair at the Midvale Senior Center. This is a great opportunity for members of our community to visit with my staff and other organizations like AARP, Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services, and more. Come learn how we can help with federal agencies and gain useful information and resources for seniors and their families.
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I was able to be on the Utah House floor for a vote on legislation urging Congress to keep its promise to provide fair payment in lieu of taxes for all the federal land in the state of Utah. This legislation passed both the Utah House and Senate unanimously.
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I met with some of the leadership and students at The Other Side Academy in Salt Lake. I was blown away by their stories, turning away from lives of crime and drug use toward lives of meaning and purpose. Their model is one that I believe could be emulated to the benefit of individuals across the nation.

The Other Side Academy does this with no government funding, giving them the freedom to run their program in the way they feel is most effective in the lives of their students.
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I met with Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes and Utah DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian Besser to discuss efforts to combat the opioid crisis in Utah. Together we developed an action plan to address the root causes of this issue.

My staff is doing great work researching the numbers and causes behind the opioid crisis as part of the Social Capital Project. You can view their work here.
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I had the opportunity to speak to the Women’s State Legislative Council of Utah about issues I’m working on in Washington as well as address a number of questions they had. The WSLC is a bipartisan organization that meets weekly during the state legislative session.
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