Lee Announces Senate Field Hearing in Utah on Public Lands Management

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *Thursday, July 14, 2016 *Lee Announces Senate Field Hearing in Utah on Public Lands Management* WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) announced Thursday that the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will be conducting a field hearing at San Juan County High School in Blanding, Utah on July 27, at 3:00 p.m. “When it comes to how the federal government wishes to dispose of its land in Utah, Utahns deserve to be heard,” Lee said. “This field hearing will provide Utahns a forum to share their views…

Sen. Lee Introduces the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Act [UPH Wire]

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *Thursday, July 14, 2016 *Sen. Lee Introduces the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Act* WASHINGTON – Sens. Mile Lee (R-UT) and Orin Hatch (R-UT) introduced the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Act Wednesday, a bill that would allow more Americans to mountain bike in wilderness areas. “Our National Wilderness Preservation System was created so that the American people could enjoy the solitude and recreational opportunities of this continent’s priceless natural areas,” *Lee said*. “This bill would enrich Americans enjoyment of the outdoors by making it easier for them to…

Sen. Lee Introduces The Voluntary Check-Off Program Participation Act [UPH Wire]

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *Thursday, July 14, 2016 *Sen. Lee Introduces The Voluntary Check-Off Program Participation Act* WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Voluntary Check-Off Program Participation Act Wednesday, a bill that give would give farmers and ranchers the freedom not to participate in Department of Agriculture check-off programs. “If farmers and ranchers want to get together and pool their resources to better promote their products, then that is the free market at its best,” Lee said. “But as soon as the power of the federal government is used…

Is the fix in for Hillary Clinton in 2016?

In traditional Clintonian manner, Hillary Clinton once again seems immune to any consequence of scandal. No one can be this fortunate without a little help. As FBI Director Jim Comey announced last week, no criminal actions were indicated by their long investigation of  Clinton’s actions regarding unsecured e-mail servers while serving as Secretary of State. The average American is being asked to swallow hard and move on. Nothing to see here. The Clinton campaign tweeted that they were glad to see the matter finally settled. But has anything been settled, other…

Senator Hatch and Speaker Ryan Sign Bill to Combat Opioid Abuse [UPH Wire]

Daniel Burton Cell: 801-358-3613 *FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *July 14, 2016 Media Contact: J.P. Freire: (202) 228-0210 Matt Whitlock: (202) 224-4511 *Senator Hatch and Speaker Ryan Sign Bill to Combat Opioid Abuse* Washington, D.C.—Senate President Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., signed critical legislation this morning to address the prescription painkiller and heroin abuse epidemic sweeping the country. The bill, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, recently passed in the House and Senate, and included several provisions with a direct impact on Utah championed by Senator…

Sens. Lee, Booker Introduce Commodity Check Off Reform Bill [UPH Wire]

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* Thursday, July 14, 2016 *Sens. Lee, Booker Introduce Commodity Check Off Reform Bill* WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced on Wednesday‎* S. 3201, the Commodity Checkoff Program Improvement Act of 2016*, a measure intended to bring much needed transparency and accountability to the federal government’s commodity check off programs. Checkoff programs are mandatory participation programs under the US Department of Agriculture. These programs are funded through compulsory fees on producers of eggs, beef, pork and a multitude of other agricultural products. The…