Sen. Lee Introduces the Interstate Obscenity Definition Act

Dec 14, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Interstate Obscenity Definition Act to establish a national definition of obscenity that would apply to obscene content transmitted via interstate or foreign communications.

US can't afford Pelosi-Schumer spending bomb: We demand continuing resolution until new Congress

Dec 13, 2022

Back in September, we wrote in these pages about our disgust with reckless spending in Washington and the historic inflation it was forcing on American families. In that op-ed, we made clear that for the spending to stop, Republicans must unite in opposing another spending bill and demand that we pass a continuing resolution (CR) that simply maintains current federal spending levels – and not a penny more – until a new Congress begins.

Sen. Lee, Rep. Biggs Lead Effort to Require COVID-19 Vaccine Transparency

Dec 1, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) introduced bills that would prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) from placing any vaccine for COVID-19 on the child and adolescent immunization schedule unless the Secretary provides clinical data relating to the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. Sens. Rubio and Hagerty joined as cosponsors to Sen. Lee’s version in the Senate.

Sen. Lee & Colleagues Write to Leader McConnell: “No Additional Spending …”

Nov 30, 2022

WASHINGTON - Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and colleagues delivered a letter to Leader Mitch McConnell expressing the need to pass a short-term Continuing Resolution that funds the federal government ONLY until shortly after the 118th Congress is sworn in. In the letter signed by Senators Lee, Cruz, Scott of Florida, and Braun, the Senators said in part:

Respect for Marriage Act: Why religious liberty deserves protection and my amendment will provide it

Nov 28, 2022

Recently, the Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA)—a bill designed to protect same-sex marriage by essentially codifying the Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges—cleared a major procedural hurdle and appears to be on a fast track to becoming law. Twelve Senate Republicans joined all 50 Senate Democrats to secure the super-majority needed to advance legislation in the Senate. Those voting for the bill relied on assurances from the bill’s proponents that it would codify the core tenets of Obergefell v. Hodges without undermining religious liberty.

Sen. Lee Introduces Biosimilar Red Tape Elimination Act

Nov 17, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Biosimilar Red Tape Elimination Act to increase competition within the biological drug market and reduce consumer costs.

Sen. Lee Plans Oversight of Grocery Mega-Merger

Oct 14, 2022

Sen. Lee issued the following statement in response to news reports that Kroger plans to buy Albertsons for $24.6 billion, combining two of the nation’s largest grocery chains at a time when food prices are already up 13% from last year.

Lee Praises Announcement of U.S. Marshal for Utah

Oct 14, 2022

After a recommendation from Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), President Biden announced Justin Martinez as the U.S. Marshal for Utah. Justin has 26 years of law enforcement experience and has served as the Sheriff of Summit County, Utah, since 2015.

Lee Bill Protects Victims of Image-Based Sexual Abuse

Sep 30, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the PROTECT Act, which would require pornography sites to verify the age of all participants in pornographic images; require sites to obtain verified consent forms from individuals uploading content and those appearing in uploaded content; and mandate that websites quickly remove images upon receiving notice they uploaded without consent.

Bipartisan FORMULA 2.0 Heads to President’s Desk

Sep 29, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) in conjunction with Sens. Mike Braun (R-IN), Todd Young (R-IN), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), spearheaded efforts to pass the Bulk Infant Formula to Retail Shelves Act to further ease the infant formula shortage in the United States. The bill passed the House on the suspension calendar and is now headed to the President’s desk for signature.