Lee Laments Democrat’s Rejection of PILT Amendment

Aug 6, 2022

In Utah, the federal government owns 66.48% of the total land. Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) are federal payments to local governments designed to offset losses in property taxes due to nontaxable federal lands within their boundaries. However, these payments are far lower than what local governments could expect to collect in property taxes. To regard PILT payments as tax equivalents in Utah cities, they would need to be 262 times larger.

Lee Denounces So-Called “Inflation Reduction Act”

Aug 6, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee denounced Senate Democrat's passage of the so-called Inflation Reduction Act. The bill spends hundreds of billions of dollars and raises taxes at a time when inflation has grown to 9.1% nationally and nearly 15% in Utah.

August 5, 2022 - Mobile Office Visit to Emery County

Aug 5, 2022

What: Mobile Office Visit to Emery
When: Friday, August 5, 2022 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Emery Rest Area – 98 N Center Street, Emery, UT 84522

August 5, 2022 - Mobile Office Visit to Emery County

Aug 5, 2022

What: Mobile Office Visit to Orangeville
When: Friday, August 5, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Orangeville City Hall – 25 North Main St, Orangeville, UT 84537

August 5, 2022 - Mobile Office Visit to Emery County

Aug 5, 2022

What: Mobile Office Visit to Huntington
When: Friday, August 5, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Where: Huntington City Hall – 20 South Main St, Huntington, UT 84528

Lee Resolution Recognizes Pregnancy Centers

Jul 28, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced a Resolution designating the week of November 7th as “National Pregnancy Center Week.” Pregnancy Resource Centers are a vital resource to women across the country, providing a wide range of healthcare services to those in need. Rep. Bob Good (R-VA) introduced a companion resolution in the House.

Lee Amendments Bolster Child Online Safety

Jul 28, 2022

During a markup focused on protecting children’s online privacy, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) offered thirteen amendments, nine of which the Senate Commerce Committee adopted. Lee’s amendments were adopted as part of Sen. Blumenthal’s (D- CT) and Sen. Blackburn’s (R-TN) Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA) and provide additional regulatory safeguards and protections for children online. Sen. Lee voted in favor of pushing KOSA out of committee while noting the work still needed to improve the bill.

Sen. Lee Calls for the Release of Lt. Alkonis

Jul 25, 2022

Madam President, On Sunday, Lt. Ridge Alkonis was forced to leave his wife and three children to report to Japanese prison. An American serviceman had to explain to his kids that although he did nothing wrong, he had to leave them for three years. While serving his country in Japan, Lt. Alkonis was involved in a car accident resulting from a medical emergency. The accident left two people dead. I speak sincerely when I say my deepest sympathies are with their families, friends, and loved ones. I can’t begin to imagine their sense of loss, confusion, hurt, and anger associated with this horrific accident.

Sen. Lee Calls for the Release of Lt. Alkonis

Jul 25, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) called upon U.S. officials to negotiate with their Japanese counterparts and secure the release of Lt. Ridge Alkonis. While serving in Japan, Lt. Alkonis was involved in a deadly car accident that the U.S. Navy determined was caused by the sudden onset of Acute Mountain Sickness.

Sen. Lee's FORMULA Act Heads to President's Desk

Jul 21, 2022

For months, American babies have endured an unprecedented and prolonged formula shortage. Some doctors have called this the worst crisis of their careers. It has become so widespread that nearly everyone knows someone that has been personally affected. Desperate parents have scoured online marketplaces, reached out to family and friends for help, and paid exorbitant markups to feed their babies. In worst-case scenarios, some resorted to dangerous homemade formulas. Mr. President, in the United States of America, no parent should be left to wonder how they will feed their newborn baby. After months of work and bipartisan collaboration with my colleagues in the House and Senate, I rise to pass needed reforms that will provide relief to hungry babies.