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.
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.
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 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.
Lee Introduces the Bipartisan Puerto Rico Recovery Act
Sep 29, 2022
In the wake of Hurricane Fiona, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), introduced the Puerto Rico Recovery Act, a bill requiring the Department of Homeland Security to waive the Jones Act for vessels or operators reasonably demonstrating their intention to provide disaster relief to Puerto Rico. The waivers would be valid for one year or until the end of the Major Disaster Declaration for Puerto Rico, whichever comes first. The bill was introduced by Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) in the House.
Lee Introduces Bill to Roll Back Price Controls
Sep 27, 2022
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Protecting Drug Innovation Act to roll back the federal government’s authority to set drug prices covered by Medicare. The power to set drug prices was a key component of the Democrat’s so-called “Inflation Reduction Act” that passed through Congress without a single Republican vote.
Republican Senators Urge House Republicans to Support Antitrust Reform Package
Sep 26, 2022
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), joined by Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Chuck Grassley (R- IA), urged their colleagues in the House to support passage of an antitrust reform package consisting of the State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act, the Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act, and the Foreign Merger Subsidy Disclosure Act.
Leading with compassion and respect for the rule of law
Sep 23, 2022
As a conservative Utahn and a Latter-day Saint, I have a unique view of our nation’s immigration policy. I’m proud of the hospitality extended by Utahns who welcome refugees and asylees. I think the perspective of Utahns from a conservative state whose ancestors fled their homes due to religious persecution is capable of informing solutions to the crisis at our southern border.