I was disappointed to learn that the Outdoor Industry Association plans to move their trade show from Salt Lake City. Utah is consistently ranked one of the best states in America to do business, and our state’s amazing recreation opportunities and amenities aren’t going anywhere. Utahns love where we live, which is why we want to have a greater say in how our lands our managed.

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President Trump said in his inaugural address that he wants to return power from Washington back to the American people. One of the best ways we can do this is to restore the powers of Congress outlined in the Constitution to "lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises” and “to regulate commerce with foreign nations." My Global Trade Accountability Act will do just that.

Opinion | Congress can take back power from the president. Here’s how.

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I look forward to voting to confirm Mr. Pruitt as EPA Administrator, and I encourage my colleagues to do the same.

For many Americans – and certainly for many of my fellow Utahns – the EPA is a pejorative. It’s synonymous with an out-of-touch and out-of-control federal government.

The Environmental Protection Agency is notorious for this top-down, Washington-knows-best approach to...
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In this speech that I delivered at the The Heritage Foundation this morning, I discussed how conservatives can develop tax policies, trade policies, and immigration policies that will address the concerns of the tens of millions of Americans who feel like their government has left them behind.

I also believe part of the reason working Americans have been left behind is that they have been cut...
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Today I met with Dr. Heather Wilson, President Trump's Air Force Secretary Nominee. I am grateful to Dr. Wilson for her willingness to take on this job, and I was pleased with our discussion this morning on matters important to the Air Force. She is highly qualified, and her wealth of experience in the Air Force, Congress, and private sector will serve her well at the helm of a large...
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Senator Lee discusses the progress Congress is making in repealing President Obama's last-minute regulations.
The complexity of the security questions we face as a nation calls for robust debate, prudence, and cooperation. I hope the Trump Administration will answer the questions that Senator Rand Paul, U.S. Senator Al Franken, and Senator Chris Murphy have regarding U.S. Policy in Yemen.

Bipartisan Senate group demands briefing on Yemen raid

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"Just as the vast majority of the federal government's rules are written by unelected bureaucrats in the executive branch, these same bureaucrats often enjoy more discretion than members of Congress in deciding how federal taxpayer money is spent.

"Republicans are rightfully frustrated by this state of affairs, which has led some of our colleagues in the House to float the idea of bringing...
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Earmarks weaken Congress, won't drain the swamp

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I was first elected in 2010, and then reelected just last year, on an explicit promise to repeal #Obamacare. And I intend to honor that promise.

Now no one ever said repealing Obamacare was going to be easy and I never expected it to be easy. But we’ve made more and more progress every year, including last year when both the House and Senate voted to repeal Obamacare through...
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Judge Gorsuch is exactly the type of judge who should be confirmed to serve on the Supreme Court.
Senator Lee discusses how Congress will use the Congressional Review Act to relieve Americans from the regulatory burdens of the President Obama's midnight regulations.
I explained to Chuck Todd why Judge Gorsuch will be confirmed.

Sen. Lee: 'Not All Executive Orders are Bad'

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In this interview, I discussed with Neil Cavuto the processes by which the Senate can get Judge Gorsuch confirmed to the Supreme Court.
"There will be some who fight against this pick. That doesn't mean they'll succeed. Judge Gorsuch is an outstanding nominee. I've argued in front of this judge on the 10th circuit. There's no one better. He's the kind of judge that reads every opinion and brief and citation. He wants to decide each case on the law and facts in front of him. This is the kind of judge we want"
I appreciate Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes and the Utah State Legislature for their leadership and cooperation in showing a unified front in opposition to the Bears Ears National Monument Designation. In the confirmation hearing for Interior Secretary Nominee Ryan Zinke, he made it clear to me that he believes it is absolutely essential for monument designations to have widespread local...
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I am grateful to the hundreds of thousands of men and women who came to Washington today to #MarchForLife. I am also grateful for the millions of fathers and mothers who have the courage to choose life - like those mentioned in this story. Even if you didn't make it to Washington today, your quiet participation in the noble work of parenthood will reverberate through generations.

A Mother’s Love and the March That Matters

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Whoever is nominated to fill the empty seat on the Supreme Court will be confirmed. We have tools at our disposal to get whoever is nominated to fill Justice Scalia's place confirmed.
"We will work with the Trump administration to re-examine Bears Ears National Monument, as well as other ill-advised unilateral executive designations across the country. What is done through executive action can be undone through executive action.

"We will utilize all the Article One powers we possess, including the power of the purse, congressional oversight and legislation. We will support...
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Exclusive: Utah Delegation's joint response to Obama's Bears Ears monument designation

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"Tax reform should not be about accepting the broken status quo, and just skimming off the top of the global economy for political redistribution. President Obama tried that. Nor should it be about shutting down the global economy with a zero-sum trade war that would hurt us far more than it would help.

"Rather, our goal should be to harness globalization to the interests of American workers,...
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How Congress And Trump Can Reform Taxes To Put America First

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