Tag: Mike Lee

Utah Voters Head To Polls, Split Over Which Republican to Pick for Senate

SPANISH FORK, Utah—Utah County primary voters went to the polls on June 28 to choose between incumbents or to chart a new direction with candidates for change in the U.S. House and Senate. At the Spanish Fork Senior Centern in the heavily Republican county, voting was steady and consistent throughout most of the morning. Chris…


GOP Senators Miss Vote, Dooming Amendment That Would Have Defunded Biden Administration’s Vaccine Mandates

The Senate on Feb. 18 rejected an amendment to a government funding bill that would have barred funding for federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates that haven’t been blocked by courts. The amendment, offered by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), failed in a narrow 46–47 vote. Lee and fellow Republicans were optimistic because they hold a slight majority…


More GOP Senators Threaten to Shut Down Government Over Vaccine Mandate

A growing number of Republican senators are saying they won’t vote to partially fund the government over the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates. The federal government faces a partial government shutdown by midnight on Friday, although congressional leaders announced they would extend funding into February 2022. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) became the latest GOP senator…


Wray Declines to Confirm FBI’s Use of Geolocation Data to Track Capitol Rioters But Says It ‘Would Not Surprise Me’

FBI Director Christopher Wray told a Senate hearing Tuesday that while he could not confirm that the agency was using geolocation data to track Capitol rioters, he said the nature of the investigation is such that it “would not surprise me.” Wray made the remarks at a hearing of the  Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on…


Lee’s Objection to House Manager’s Remarks Sparks Confusion During Impeachment Trial

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) objected to one of the House impeachment manager’s remarks late Wednesday during the impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump, sparking confusion among fellow senators. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), the lead manager, alerted the Senate that managers were prepared to recess for the evening after nearly eight hours. That’s when Lee…