Speeches

Sen. Lee Speaks on Counting Electoral Votes

Jan 6, 2021

Mr. President, at the time I prepared my remarks for today—it seems like a lifetime ago; a lot has changed in last few hours. So I’m going to deliver the same remarks, but it has a little bit of a different feel than it would have just a few hours ago. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family members of those who have been injured or killed today. My heartfelt gratitude goes out to the Capitol Hill Police who valiantly defended our building and our lives.

Gov. Gary Herbert’s Retirement

Dec 31, 2020

Mr./Madam President, I rise today to honor my friend, Gary Herbert, Governor of the State of Utah for the last 12 years, who after a long career in public service is embarking on a well-earned retirement.

Discourso objetando a los nuevos museos Smithsonian

Dec 14, 2020

Señor/Señora Presidente, Reservando el derecho de objetar… Quiero agradecer el caballero de New Jersey por traer este tema al Senado hoy. Los programas culturales pueden representar una fracción pequeñísima de los gastos federales, pero son magnificados muchas veces por su impacto substantivo y simbólico.

Remarks Objecting to New Smithsonian Museums

Dec 10, 2020

Reserving the right to object… I want to thank the gentleman from New Jersey for bringing this issue to the floor today. Cultural programs may represent a tiny fraction of federal spending, but they are magnified many times over by their symbolic and substantive impact.

Honoring Rob Bishop

Dec 2, 2020

I rise today to honor my friend and colleague, Congressman Rob Bishop. After 18 years of service in the House of Representatives, he has decided to hang up his gloves and embark on his retirement. Rob has served the First District of Utah with integrity, tenacity, humility, and humor, and it is my privilege to have worked with him through the last ten years.