Speeches

Sen. Lee Speaks on Ending Federal Mask Mandate for Public Transportation

Jun 23, 2021

In January of this year, the CDC ordered the mandatory use of masks on planes, trains, buses, and public transit of every kind, everywhere across the country. If Americans fail to comply with this mandate, they risk being fined or even criminally prosecuted. Six months later, this mandate continues, with the CDC refusing to recognize its own research that the mandate is no longer defensible.

The Enduring Spirit of Utah

Jun 16, 2021

One hundred years ago, in 1921, a young and newly married couple named Percy and Verabel Knudson saw the need for a gathering place in their community. Knowing they could make money selling ice cream and candy, the two started Idle Isle Ice Cream and Candy Store. A few years later, after raising the necessary funds, Percy and Verabel—with the help of David H. Call and his wife LaRita—shifted their business from sweets to full-service meals, and Idle Isle Café was born.

Remarks on U.S.-U.K. Free Trade Resolution

Jun 15, 2021

For more than a hundred years, throughout times of change, tumult, and uncertainty, there has been a constant: the “special relationship” between the United States and the United Kingdom. The U.K. has been one of our staunchest and most loyal allies. We have stood beside each other through two world wars and the Cold War. In the 21st century, the U.S. and the U.K. have become even stronger friends and partners, both in the fight against global terrorism and for freedom, peace, and prosperity.

The TEAM Act

Jun 14, 2021

I rise today to introduce the Tougher Enforcement Against Monopolists, or TEAM Act. I am grateful that my good friend and Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley, has joined me as a co-sponsor of the bill.

Working Families Flexibility Act

Jun 10, 2021

Women make invaluable contributions to our families, communities, and workplaces. Thankfully, the opportunities for women in the workplace have grown tremendously over time. And there is no doubt that they should be treated equally and receive equal pay for the same work as their male counterparts.