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Published: 2015/12/13
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Senator Mike Lee Lays Out Case For US Exiting Paris Deal | Morning Joe | MSNBC
Senator Mike Lee Lays Out Case For US Exiting Paris Deal | Morning Joe | MSNBC
Published: 2017/05/31
Channel: MSNBC
Senator Mike Lee On Climate: We Don
Senator Mike Lee On Climate: We Don't Want Nations 'Lecturing' Us | MTP Daily | MSNBC
Published: 2017/06/01
Channel: MSNBC
Mike Lee on Politics and Conservatism
Mike Lee on Politics and Conservatism
Published: 2014/03/14
Channel: HooverInstitution
Sen. Mike Lee suggests tweaking Senate GOP health care bill
Sen. Mike Lee suggests tweaking Senate GOP health care bill
Published: 2017/07/02
Channel: Face The Nation
Against Religious Tests
Against Religious Tests
Published: 2017/09/07
Channel: senatormikelee
Sen. Mike Lee: President Trump put people before Paris agreement
Sen. Mike Lee: President Trump put people before Paris agreement
Published: 2017/06/01
Channel: PBS NewsHour
CPAC 2014 - U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)
CPAC 2014 - U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)
Published: 2014/03/06
Channel: American Conservative Union
MIKE LEE FULL ONE-ON-ONE EXPLOSIVE INTERVIEW WITH TUCKER CARLSON (9/12/2017)
MIKE LEE FULL ONE-ON-ONE EXPLOSIVE INTERVIEW WITH TUCKER CARLSON (9/12/2017)
Published: 2017/09/13
Channel: Keep America Great
Sen. Mike Lee on Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord
Sen. Mike Lee on Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord
Published: 2017/06/01
Channel: Fox Business
Sen. Mike Lee:
Sen. Mike Lee: 'Too Much Politics in the Economy'
Published: 2014/04/30
Channel: The Heritage Foundation
Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Mike Lee React to Senate Deal on Hannity
Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Mike Lee React to Senate Deal on Hannity
Published: 2013/10/17
Channel: SenTedCruz
"Trust Us, Congress Knows What it is Doing"
"Trust Us, Congress Knows What it is Doing"
Published: 2013/05/23
Channel: senatormikelee
Sen  Mike Lee On What Happens Next   -   TheBlaze
Sen Mike Lee On What Happens Next - TheBlaze
Published: 2013/09/26
Channel: MercuryOneMemphis
CPAC St. Louis - U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)
CPAC St. Louis - U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)
Published: 2013/09/28
Channel: American Conservative Union
Sen. Mike Lee: Inequality crisis in America
Sen. Mike Lee: Inequality crisis in America
Published: 2013/09/18
Channel: American Enterprise Institute
Senator Mike Lee: Give More Power to Congress (and Take it Away from Federal Agencies)
Senator Mike Lee: Give More Power to Congress (and Take it Away from Federal Agencies)
Published: 2016/07/06
Channel: ReasonTV
Transgender Woman Wins Utah
Transgender Woman Wins Utah's Senate Primary | MSNBC
Published: 2016/06/30
Channel: MSNBC
Interview with Mike Lee for U.S. Senate
Interview with Mike Lee for U.S. Senate
Published: 2010/07/31
Channel: cputahcounty
CPAC 2013 - U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)
CPAC 2013 - U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)
Published: 2013/03/14
Channel: American Conservative Union
Senator Mike Lee: Senate Rules Aren
Senator Mike Lee: Senate Rules Aren't Always Enforced As They Should Be | MSNBC
Published: 2017/02/08
Channel: MSNBC
Sen. Mike Lee: Gorsuch Has "Profound Respect" for Life
Sen. Mike Lee: Gorsuch Has "Profound Respect" for Life
Published: 2017/03/04
Channel: EWTN
CPAC 2015 - Senator Mike Lee, UT
CPAC 2015 - Senator Mike Lee, UT
Published: 2015/02/26
Channel: American Conservative Union
Mike Lee Stands Up to Democrats
Mike Lee Stands Up to Democrats' Frontal Assault on Religious Freedom
Published: 2014/07/16
Channel: TPNNVideos
Sen. Mike Lee on Killing the Export-Import Bank, Primarying Republicans, And His Mormonism
Sen. Mike Lee on Killing the Export-Import Bank, Primarying Republicans, And His Mormonism
Published: 2014/07/11
Channel: ReasonTV
Tea party senator Mike Lee would rather shut down the government than implement Obamacare
Tea party senator Mike Lee would rather shut down the government than implement Obamacare
Published: 2013/07/22
Channel: MichaelSavage4Prez
Sen. Mike Lee: Defining the Republican party
Sen. Mike Lee: Defining the Republican party
Published: 2013/09/18
Channel: American Enterprise Institute
Sen. Mike Lee, Dirk Kempthorne, Joel Osteen meet with Pope Francis at Vatican
Sen. Mike Lee, Dirk Kempthorne, Joel Osteen meet with Pope Francis at Vatican
Published: 2014/06/06
Channel: Real Thing TV
Mark Levin: Orrin Hatch was sent out to attack Mike Lee (July 21 2017)
Mark Levin: Orrin Hatch was sent out to attack Mike Lee (July 21 2017)
Published: 2017/07/22
Channel: American Patriot [Mark Levin audio clips]
Obama to declare war without Congress?! Oct 5 2016 Mike Lee
Obama to declare war without Congress?! Oct 5 2016 Mike Lee
Published: 2016/10/06
Channel: Our Lost Constitution Senator Lee
Cruz filibuster: Mike Lee disputes the Supreme Court
Cruz filibuster: Mike Lee disputes the Supreme Court's power to rewrite the individual mandate....
Published: 2013/09/26
Channel: messengersforliberty
Negotiating trade authority: Remarks from Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) | LIVE STREAM
Negotiating trade authority: Remarks from Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) | LIVE STREAM
Published: 2017/03/30
Channel: American Enterprise Institute
Sen. Mike Lee on localism and social capital | LIVE STREAM
Sen. Mike Lee on localism and social capital | LIVE STREAM
Published: 2017/07/12
Channel: American Enterprise Institute
Sen Mike Lee Farm Bill vs America - How Congress "Extorts Political Concessions" from America
Sen Mike Lee Farm Bill vs America - How Congress "Extorts Political Concessions" from America
Published: 2015/09/29
Channel: Ken Ivory
Mike Lee on Freedom Watch 11/6/10:  Repeal 17th Amendment and Term Limits p2/5
Mike Lee on Freedom Watch 11/6/10: Repeal 17th Amendment and Term Limits p2/5
Published: 2010/11/06
Channel: iFreedom4ever
Malzberg | Sen. Mike Lee: Comey Will Not Testify That Trump Pressured Him
Malzberg | Sen. Mike Lee: Comey Will Not Testify That Trump Pressured Him
Published: 2017/05/31
Channel: Newsmax TV
Mike Lee 2A Senate Floor
Mike Lee 2A Senate Floor
Published: 2013/04/14
Channel: National Review
Address by Senator Mike Lee 11-11-11
Address by Senator Mike Lee 11-11-11
Published: 2011/11/14
Channel: The Federalist Society
Republican Health Care Bill Appears To Be Dead | All In | MSNBC
Republican Health Care Bill Appears To Be Dead | All In | MSNBC
Published: 2017/07/18
Channel: MSNBC
Mike Lee: "We
Mike Lee: "We're not heading into a government shutdown"
Published: 2014/11/16
Channel: Face The Nation
Sen. Mike Lee: Tea Party Alive and Well - Fox Business
Sen. Mike Lee: Tea Party Alive and Well - Fox Business' Cavuto 11/15/2012
Published: 2012/11/16
Channel: Eduardo89rp
Mike Lee Supports Rand Paul
Mike Lee Supports Rand Paul's Audit the Fed Bill
Published: 2016/05/18
Channel: Rand Paul
Senator Mike Lee: Trump is right. repeal Obamacare now, replace later
Senator Mike Lee: Trump is right. repeal Obamacare now, replace later
Published: 2017/07/01
Channel: BoogieFinger
Sen. Mike Lee: Obamacare Has Caused Pain To My Constituents
Sen. Mike Lee: Obamacare Has Caused Pain To My Constituents
Published: 2013/12/12
Channel: Washington Free Beacon
How Sen. Mike Lee Thinks the GOP Can Force a Showdown on Obamacare | The Daily Signal
How Sen. Mike Lee Thinks the GOP Can Force a Showdown on Obamacare | The Daily Signal
Published: 2015/10/22
Channel: The Daily Signal
Chris Matthews Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Mike Lee are
Chris Matthews Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Mike Lee are 'political terrorists'
Published: 2014/01/31
Channel: Jeff B
Senator Mike Lee Reacts to the Supreme Court
Senator Mike Lee Reacts to the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision
Published: 2012/06/28
Channel: senatormikelee
Sen. Mike Lee Talks Sequester Cuts, In Spanish!
Sen. Mike Lee Talks Sequester Cuts, In Spanish!
Published: 2013/03/13
Channel: Thesharktank1
Sen. Mike Lee: Keeping America exceptional
Sen. Mike Lee: Keeping America exceptional
Published: 2013/09/18
Channel: American Enterprise Institute
Sen. Mike Lee calls for a Renaissance of Conservative Ideas
Sen. Mike Lee calls for a Renaissance of Conservative Ideas
Published: 2014/02/24
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Mike Lee
Mike Lee official portrait 112th Congress.jpg
United States Senator
from Utah
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
Serving with Orrin Hatch
Preceded by Bob Bennett
Personal details
Born Michael Shumway Lee
(1971-06-04) June 4, 1971 (age 46)
Mesa, Arizona, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Sharon Burr (m. 1993)
Relations Thomas Rex Lee (Brother)
Children 3
Education Brigham Young University,
Utah
(BA, JD)
Website Senate website

Michael Shumway Lee (born June 4, 1971) is an American politician and lawyer who is the junior United States Senator from Utah. A libertarian-leaning member of the Republican Party, Lee has served in the U.S. Senate since January 3, 2011.

Born in Mesa, Arizona, Lee is a graduate of Brigham Young University. Lee began his career as a clerk for the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah before serving as a clerk for future Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, who was then a judge on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He then entered private practice with the Sidley Austin law firm in Washington D.C. In 2002, Lee returned to his home state to work as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah, a position he held until 2005. Subsequently, he joined the administration of Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, serving as the general counsel in the office of the governor from 2005 to 2006. Lee then reentered private practice in Washington D.C., with Howrey LLP.

In 2010, at the beginning of the Tea Party movement, Lee entered the party caucus process to challenge incumbent three term Republican Senator Bob Bennett. Lee went on to defeat Bennett and business owner Tim Bridgewater during the nominating process at the Utah Republican Party Convention, receiving 1,854 votes in the final round. The two highest caucus performers were then put before primary voters, with Lee winning by 51%. He then defeated Democratic candidate Sam Granato in the general election with 61% of the vote to Granato's 32%. Lee is the son of Rex E. Lee, Solicitor General under President Reagan, founding dean of the J. Reuben Clark Law School and president of Brigham Young University.

Lee endorsed fellow Republican Ted Cruz for President of the United States in the 2016 election.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Lee was born in Mesa, Arizona on June 4, 1971, the son of Janet (née Griffin) and Rex E. Lee. His family moved to Provo, Utah one year later, when his father became the founding dean of Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School. While Lee spent about half of his childhood years in Utah, he spent the other half in McLean, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C. His father served first as an Assistant U.S. Attorney General (overseeing the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice during the Ford Administration) from 1975 until 1976, and then as the U.S. Solicitor General (charged with representing the United States government before the Supreme Court during the first term of the Reagan Administration) from 1981 until 1985. Lee is of English, Swiss, and Danish descent on his father's side.[2][3]

Growing up, Lee went to school with Senator Strom Thurmond's daughter and lived three doors down from Senator Robert Byrd. He was friends with Harry Reid's son Josh. Senator Reid was the Lees' home teacher. Lee recalls as a child how Senator Reid once locked him and Josh in their garage as a practical joke.[2] According to Lee, the Reid family were the first Democrats he knew well and it was dealing with them that showed him the importance of being able to defend his political views in discussion with those who held other views.[3]

After graduating from Timpview High School (Provo, Utah) in 1989, Lee attended Brigham Young University as an undergraduate student, receiving a BS in political science in 1994. He served as the president of BYUSA, a prominent student service organization,[citation needed] and as student body president, during the 1993–1994 school year,[4] serving together with his father, Rex E. Lee, who was president of BYU at the time. Lee received his J.D. from BYU's J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1997.[4]

Legal career[edit]

After graduation from law school in 1997, Lee served as a law clerk to Judge Dee Benson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. The following year, he clerked for then-Judge Samuel Alito, who was serving at that time on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Court. After finishing his clerkships, Lee joined the Washington, D.C. office of Sidley Austin, where he specialized in appellate and Supreme Court litigation. Several years later, Lee returned to Utah to serve as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Salt Lake City, preparing briefs and arguing cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He served as general counsel to Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. from January 2005 until June 2006, when he returned to Washington to serve a one-year clerkship at the U.S. Supreme Court with Justice Alito.[citation needed] Lee returned to Utah (and to private practice) in the summer of 2007, joining the Salt Lake office of the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Howrey LLP. Lee focused on courtroom advocacy and constitutional law.[citation needed]

As an attorney, Lee also represented Class A low-level radioactive waste facility provider EnergySolutions Inc. in a highly publicized dispute between the company and the Utah public and public officials that caused controversy during his Senate election. Utah's government had allowed the company to store radioactive waste in the state so long as it was low-grade "Class A" material. When the company arranged to store waste from Italy, many objected to the waste being foreign and that it could potentially be more radioactive than permitted. Lee argued that the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution allowed the company to accept foreign waste and that the waste could be reduced in grade by mixing it with lower grade materials, while the government of Utah sought to ban the importation of foreign waste using an interstate radioactive waste compact. EnergySolutions eventually abandoned its plans to store Italian radioactive waste in Utah, ending the dispute, with the 10th U.S. Circuit court later ruling that the compact had the power to block foreign radioactive waste from being stored in Utah.[5][6]

Political positions[edit]

Privacy[edit]

In 2017, Mike Lee voted S.J.Res.34, a joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to "Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services" from taking effect.[7]

Climate change[edit]

In 2011, Mike Lee voted to limit the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.[8] In 2013, he voted to make it harder for Congress to put a price on carbon through a point of order opposing a carbon tax or a fee on carbon emissions. The measure did not pass.[9] At a May 2016 event, he stated that it "has long been obvious that the Democratic Party’s assertion that the science of climate change is “settled” is little more than a cheap public-relations ploy masquerading as a monopoly on scientific knowledge”.[10]

In 2017, Lee was one of 22 senators to sign a letter[11] to President Donald Trump urging the President to have the United States withdraw from the Paris Agreement. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Lee has received from oil & gas interests $231,520 and from coal interests $21,895 for a total of $253,415 since 2012.[12]

Healthcare[edit]

Senator Mike Lee was part of the group of 13 Senators drafting the Senate version of the AHCA behind closed doors.[13] Senator Lee eventually came out against the bill, along with fellow Republican Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas, bringing the "no" vote total among Republicans to four.[14] This ruined any chance of the bill's passage.[15]

Books[edit]

Since his election to the Senate in 2010, Lee has published four books:

  • The Freedom Agenda: Why a Balanced Budget Amendment is Necessary to Restore Constitutional Government (July 2011, Regnery Publishing)
  • Why John Roberts Was Wrong About Healthcare: A Conservative Critique of The Supreme Court's Obamacare Ruling (June 2013, Threshold Editions e-book)
  • Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document (April 2015, Sentinel)
  • Written Out of History: The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Government (May 2017, Sentinel)

U.S. Senate[edit]

Elections[edit]

2010[edit]

Mike Lee ran for the U.S. Senate in 2010. At the Republican State Convention, he received 982 votes (28.75%) on the first ballot, defeating[clarification needed] Tim Bridgewater and incumbent U.S. Senator Bob Bennett. Bridgewater, however, won the second and third ballots to win the party endorsement. Both Bridgewater and Lee received enough support to have their names placed on the primary ballot.[citation needed]

In the primary election, held on June 22, 2010, Lee became the Republican nominee by winning 51 percent of the vote against Bridgewater's 49 percent.[16]

Lee won the general election on November 2, 2010 with 62 percent of the vote to Democrat Sam Granato's 33 percent and Constitution Party candidate Scott Bradley's 6 percent.[17]

2016[edit]

Mike Lee speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland on February 26, 2015.

Lee ran for re-election in 2016. He was endorsed by the Club for Growth, the Senate Conservatives Fund, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee.[18]

Tenure[edit]

Scorecards/Rankings

In 2011, Club for Growth gave him a 100% score. Only four other U.S. Senators received a perfect score: Rand Paul, Ron Johnson, Jim DeMint, and Tom Coburn.[19] He also received a 100% Conservative voting record for 2011 from the American Conservative Union.[20] The Heritage Foundation gave him a 99% score, ranking first only with DeMint.[21] The only wrong vote he made, in the opinion of the Heritage Foundation, was voting for the GSE Bailout Elimination and Taxpayer Protection Act, which would privatize Fannie and Freddy.[22] However, he received a Liberal Action score of 38%.[23]

Patriot Act

In February 2011, Lee was one of two Republicans, along with Rand Paul of Kentucky, to vote against extending the three provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act that deal with roving wiretaps, "lone wolf" terrorism suspects, and the government's ability to seize "any tangible items" in the course of surveillance.[24] He voted in the same manner in May 2011.[25]

NDAA for Fiscal Year 2012

On December 1, 2011, Lee was one of only seven U.S. Senators, and one of only three Republicans, to vote against the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.[26] He opposed the bill because of concerns over Section 1021, the section of the bill that gives the Armed Forces the power to indefinitely detain any person "who was part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners", and anyone who commits a "belligerent act" against the U.S. or its coalition allies in aid of such enemy forces, under the law of war, "without trial, until the end of the hostilities authorized by the AUMF".[citation needed]

Social Security reform

In April 2011, Lee joined with Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and fellow Senate Tea Party Caucus member Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) to propose a plan they claimed would extend the financial viability of the U.S. Social Security retirement payment system.[27] The three Senators' reform proposal (called the Social Security Solvency and Sustainability Act) was notable because it did not propose any tax increases to ensure solvency.[28] Instead, it suggested that the $5.4 trillion difference between what was then funded and what had been promised could be eliminated by increasing the retirement age to 70 by the year 2032, and slightly reducing the benefits paid to upper-income recipients.[29]

Criminal justice reform

In 2013, Lee proposed a bill with the aim "to focus limited Federal resources on the most serious offenders" together with Dick Durbin (D) and Patrick Leahy (D). The bill would reduce some minimum sentences for drug-related offenses by half.[30]

Debt Ceiling

Lee was criticized by Republican Sen. John McCain and others for being overly vocal in his criticism of other Republicans and for obstructing a deal to end the United States federal government shutdown of 2013.[31][32]

Flint water crisis

in 2016, Lee used a procedural hold to block a vote on federal assistance for the Flint, Michigan water crisis.[33] He was initially part of a group of senators blocking $220 million in aid to repair lead contaminated pipes but, due to public pressure on others, Lee eventually became the last opposing senator.[34] While initially anonymous, multiple sources leaked Lee's opposition to the media.[35]

Legislation[edit]

Lee has sponsored 45 bills of his own, including:[36]

112th Congress (2011–2012)[edit]

  • S. 1340, a bill to cut federal spending, cap future spending increases, and to seek ratification of a balanced budget amendment for the federal government, introduced July 7, 2011, reintroduced as S. 3482
  • S. 1837, a bill to reduce the tax rate on foreign earnings from 35% to 5%, introduced November 9, 2011
  • S. 2040, a bill to prohibit either chamber of Congress from modifying the debt ceiling unless a budget is in effect, introduced January 26, 2012
  • S. 2103, a bill to prohibit abortions from being performed in the District of Columbia if the fetus has been developing for at least 20 weeks, except if the life of the mother is endangered, introduced February 13, 2012, reintroduced in the 113th Congress as S. 886
  • S. 2107, a bill to increase the Social Security retirement age by a month for each month that an individual elects to reduce their Federal Insurance Contributions Act tax payments by 2%, introduced February 14, 2012
  • S. 2200, a bill to exempt from the estate tax certain family-owned farms or businesses, and to impose a recapture tax on farmland estates that are not used for farming after being inherited, introduced March 15, 2012
  • S. 2247, a bill to change the Federal Reserve System's mandate to ensuring long-term price stability, to change the composition of the Federal Open Market Committee to include one representative from each Federal Reserve bank, to require the Federal Reserve to release transcripts of private meetings within 3 years of such meetings, to change the Department of the Treasury's stabilization fund to a Special drawing rights (XDR) fund, to liquidate all existing assets in the current stabilization fund, with revenue to be allocated to paying off the federal government's public debt, to limit the XDR fund to stabilizing exchange rates and arrangements, and to repeal funding for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the CFPB's Civil Penalty Fund, introduced March 28, 2012, reintroduced in the 113th Congress as S. 238
  • S. 3409, a bill to implement wildfire prevention projects in at-risk forests and on threatened and endangered species habitat, introduced July 19, 2012, reintroduced in the 113th Congress as S. 1479
  • S. 3411, a bill to clarify that the individual mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is not a tax, introduced July 19, 2012, reintroduced in the 113th as S. 560. This bill would undo the Supreme Court's decision in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius that the individual mandate falls under Congress's authority to impose taxes.
  • S. 3420, a bill to make permanent tax reductions in the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, reductions for the capital gains and dividends taxes in the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, the increased exemption for individuals for the alternative minimum tax (AMT) and an offset against the AMT for certain nonrefundable personal tax credits, to repeal the estate tax and the tax on generation-skipping gifts, and to reduce the maximum gift tax rate to 35% and allow for a lifetime $5 million gift tax exemption, introduced July 23, 2012

113th Congress (2013–2014)[edit]

  • S. 768, a bill to exempt gold and silver coins from taxation if they have been declared to be legal tender, introduced April 18, 2013
  • S. 1102, a bill to abolish the Export-Import Bank of the United States, introduced June 6, 2013
  • S. 1616, a bill to reduce the number of federal income tax brackets to two, with a 15% income tax rate on individuals whose income is up to $87,850 ($175,700 for married couples filing a joint return and surviving spouses), and a 35% income tax rate on all individuals above that level, to repeal the AMT, to increase the child tax credit from $1,000 to $2,500 and allow for such portion of the credit to be refundable, to create a personal income tax credit of $2,000 ($4,000 for married couples filing a joint tax return and surviving spouses) in place of current credits and exemptions, to make the mortgage interest and charitable deductions deduct from gross income instead of tax rates, to reduce the deductible amount of acquisition indebtedness for principal residences from $1 million to $300,000, to repeal the additional hospital insurance tax on taxpayers earning more than $200,000 ($250,000 for married couples), and to repeal the 3.8% net investment income tax, introduced October 30, 2013
  • S. 1623, a bill to require employers to provide their employees with 1.5 hours of paid time off for each hour of overtime put in by the employee, up to a maximum of 120 hours of paid time off per calendar year, and to require employers to provide monetary compensation to employees after each calendar year for any unused paid time off. It was introduced on October 30, 2013. The companion bill of S. 1623, H.R. 1406, has been passed by the House of Representatives but has yet to become law.
  • S. 1808, a bill to prohibit the federal government from taking an adverse action (which the bill defines) against any individual who believes that marriage is to be between one man and one woman, introduced December 12, 2013
  • S. 2137, a bill to ensure that holders of flood insurance policies under the National Flood Insurance Program do not receive premium refunds for coverage of second homes, introduced March 13, 2014. S. 2137 was passed by the Senate but has yet to become law.
  • S. 2279, a bill to repeal tax credits for alcohol fuels, biodiesel, alternative fuels, alternative motor vehicles, plug-in electric motor vehicles, enhanced oil recovery, producing oil and gas from stripper wells, producing electricity from nuclear power facilities, carbon dioxide sequestration, investment in energy property, and investment in qualifying advanced coal projects, qualifying gasification projects, and qualifying advanced energy projects, and to reduce corporate tax rates by an amount equivalent to revenue increases that would occur from eliminating the foregoing tax credits, introduced May 1, 2014
  • S. 2617, a bill to repeal the Davis–Bacon Act, and render null and void any laws that reference wage requirements in Davis–Bacon, introduced July 16, 2014

Committee assignments[edit]

Current
Previous

Personal life[edit]

Lee married Sharon Burr in 1993. They live in Alpine, Utah and have three children,[37] John David, James Rex, and Eliza Rose Lee.[38] Lee is a second cousin to former U.S. Senator Mark Udall of Colorado and current U.S. Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico, as well as former Senator Gordon H. Smith of Oregon.[39]

Lee has served on the BYU alumni board, the BYU Law School alumni board, and as a long-time member of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies. Lee earned the Eagle Scout award from Boy Scouts of America in 1989 and was selected to receive the National Eagle Scout Association Outstanding Eagle Scout Award (NOESA) in 2011.[40]

Lee speaks Spanish, a language he picked up when he was a missionary in the southern Rio Grande Valley near McAllen, Texas. In 2014, he had the opportunity to speak Spanish with Pope Francis.[41]

Mike Lee's brother, Thomas R. Lee, is a Justice on the Utah Supreme Court.

Electoral history[edit]

U.S. Senate Republican Primary Election in Utah, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Lee 98,512 51.20
Republican Tim Bridgewater 93,905 48.80
U.S. Senate Election in Utah, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % +%
Republican Mike Lee 390,179 61.56
Democratic Sam Granato 207,685 32.77
Constitution Scott Bradley 35,937 5.67
Write-in Brian Kamerath 20 0.00
Write-in Loy Brunson 6 0.00
Write-in Cody Judy 2 0.00
U.S. Senate Election in Utah, 2016[42]
Party Candidate Votes % +%
Republican Mike Lee 760,220 68.15
Democratic Misty Snow 301,858 27.06
Independent American Stoney Fonua 27,339 2.45
Independent Bill Barron 26,166 2.35

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MIKE LEE ENDORSES TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT". Cruz News. 
  2. ^ a b Rucker, Philip (February 5, 2011). "Sen. Mike Lee: A political insider refashions himself as tea party revolutionary". The Washington Post. 
  3. ^ a b Litvan, Laura (February 28, 2012). "Obama’s Nominee Battle a One-Man Fight By Freshman Senator Lee". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "About Mike". Mike Lee, U.S. Senator for Utah. www.lee.senate.gov. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ Fahys, Judy (January 14, 2010). "Utah argues case to ban foreign nuke waste". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved December 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ Vergakis, Brock (November 9, 2010). "Court: Compact can keep foreign nuke waste out". KSL. Retrieved December 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Vote to prevent privacy protections from taking effect (SJ Res. 34).". www.congress.gov. Retrieved 2017-03-28. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 112th Congress - 1st Session, Vote Number 54, 2011-04-06.". www.senate.gov. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 1st Session, Vote Number 59, 2013-03-22.". www.senate.gov. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  10. ^ "Updates From Senator Lee's Office | Weber Sentinel News | Serving the Great Constitution of the United States". www.sentinelnews.net. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  11. ^ Inhofe, James. "Senator". Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  12. ^ "The Republicans who urged Trump to pull out of Paris deal are big oil darlings". The Guardian. June 1, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  13. ^ Bash, Dana; Fox, Lauren; Barrett, Ted (May 9, 2017). "GOP defends having no women in health care group". CNN. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  14. ^ Lee, United States Senator Mike. "Sen. Mike Lee to Vote No on Senate Health Bill". www.lee.senate.gov. Retrieved 2017-07-18. 
  15. ^ CNN, MJ Lee, Phil Mattingly and Ted Barrett. "Latest health care bill collapses". CNN. Retrieved 2017-07-18. 
  16. ^ Gehrke, Robert (June 3, 2010). "Lee clinches GOP Senate nomination – Salt Lake Tribune". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved June 23, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Utah Election results". Electionresults.utah.gov. Archived from the original on March 2, 2012. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
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Preceded by
Bob Bennett
Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from Utah
(Class 3)

2010, 2016
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Preceded by
Pat Toomey
Chair of the Senate Republican Steering Committee
2015–present
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Preceded by
Bob Bennett
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Utah
2011–present
Served alongside: Orrin Hatch
Incumbent
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George LeMieux
Baby of the Senate
2011–2012
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Brian Schatz
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Richard Blumenthal
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Dean Heller

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