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Mike Lee

Mike Lee

I am a United States Senator from the great state of Utah. Please help me restore constitutional leadership to Washington.

Mike Lee

Why I am fighting to end the rubber stamp for war

In Congress, a substantive debate on war powers is long-overdue, and U.S. engagement in Afghanistan over the last decade and the recent blundered U.S. withdrawal present an opportunity for Congress to act today in order to prevent similar mistakes tomorrow. I along with my colleagues Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced the National Security Powers Act earlier this year, which would restore Congress’ role in national security decision-making, primarily in the war-powers arena.

Despite political differences, as members of the branch of government most accountable to the people, we all feel the weight of American blood and treasure sacrificed in our nation’s wars. After years of failed engagement in Afghanistan, Congress can no longer serve as a rubber stamp on the sidelines. Never, in our republic, should a president wield exclusive power over our nation’s wars.

Read the entire column.

Mike Lee

The president isn't a king

Mike Lee

Breyer, Ginsburg and Biden are right: Court packing is wrong

Fox News reported Sunday, "A number of Democrats have proposed taking away the current conservative majority on the court by expanding its size and allowing President Biden to appoint several liberal justices. Breyer warned that this is what could ultimately lead to the court losing the people's trust.

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer replied, "Well, if one party could do it, I guess another party could do it. On the surface, it seems to me you start changing all these things around and people will lose trust in the court."

Mike Lee

We remember

We must never forget the heroes that day. We must never forget the lessons we learned. And we must never forget to honor those who were taken from us.

We honor them in our deeds, in our faith, in our friendships and our memories.

Never forget.

Mike Lee

God bless our troops

Mike Lee

Education Secretary Cardona and President Biden should be ashamed for threatening states with mask bans

Salt Lake City's Fox 13 reports, "The U.S. Department of Education is warning Utah it could face a federal investigation for laws the legislature passed severely restricting masks in schools."

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona wrote, "Utah's actions to block school districts from voluntarily adopting science-based strategies for preventing the spread of COVID-19 that are aligned with the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) puts these goals at risk and may infringe upon a school district’s authority to adopt policies to protect students and educators as they develop their safe return to in-person instruction plans required by Federal law."

Cardona also warned that other states "that have imposed mask bans could face civil rights investigations, arguing that they could discriminate against students and educators." Some of those states include Texas, Arizona, Iowa, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Tennessee.

"Possible sanctions for any violation could include pulling millions in federal funds from the state," Fox 13 notes.

Mike Lee

America is right to withdraw ‘from our nation’s longest war’ but ‘lack of adequate planning’ a ‘historic failure’

Mike Lee

I sent a letter to Biden urging him to end his unconstitutional eviction moratorium

FEE's Hannah Cox writes,"The Supreme Court and the White House appear headed for a showdown.

On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it would renew a moratorium on evictions, a policy that was set to expire and end a 15-month ban — flouting the Supreme Court and contradicting claims from the Biden Administration that it could not act without Congress...

Since the beginning of the pandemic, a mixture of federal policies have allowed people to stay in their rentals without paying rent. Landlords who violated the moratorium faced hefty fines and even potential jail time.

The scheme started with Congress in March of 2020 when the legislature passed an eviction ban that expired in August of the same year. Politicians had shut down businesses and forced people out of work, they reasoned, so it wasn’t right to kick them out of their homes if they couldn’t pay rent.

When that legislation expired, then president Trump issued an executive order asking the CDC to take action under an obscure law that says the CDC director 'may take such measures to prevent such spread of the diseases as he/she deems reasonably necessary, including inspection, fumigation, disinfection, sanitation, pest extermination, and destruction of animals or articles believed to be sources of infection.'

And in September of 2020, the CDC did just that, despite concerns expressed from some corners.

'[The policy] essentially nationalizes millions of private rental properties and strips landowners of their basic rights FEE’s Brad Polumbo wrote at the time.

This move concerned anyone with even the faintest respect for our institutions, the rule of law, and property rights. Unelected bureaucrats should not set national policy—especially one that essentially nationalizes people’s private property."

Read the rest of Hannah's column here.

Mike Lee

Democrats' spending package 'more money than has ever been spent at any one time' in the 'history of the world'

What does the Democrats spending package amount to? Recent estimates suggest about $4 trillion.

I would dare say it’s more money that has ever been spent than at any one time through one legislative proposal.

Not just of the United States of America, but the history of the world.

Mike Lee

I am sorely disappointed that the Senate chose to pass this irresponsible, so-called ‘infrastructure’ bill

Sen. Mike Lee issued the following statement after the Senate passed the "infrastructure" bill on Tuesday:

"I am sorely disappointed that the Senate chose to pass this irresponsible and so-called ‘infrastructure’ bill. It drastically expands federal power; it increases spending without legitimate ‘pay-fors’; it exacerbates our already dangerous inflation; and it facilitates burdensome taxes and regulations that will hamper and harm our infrastructure.

Ultimately, it will be the American people who will be forced to pay the exorbitant price. That is why I opposed this bill, and why I am deeply concerned with the $3,500,000,000,000 cost of the next spending plan before the Senate."

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