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Sen. Mike Lee

Senator for Utah

pronounced mīk // lee


Lee is the senior senator from Utah and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 5, 2011. Lee is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Lee.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Lee is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Lee has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Aug 7, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Mike Lee sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Lee was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 10 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Lee sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (23%) Environmental Protection (16%) Health (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Commerce (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) International Affairs (8%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Lee recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Lee voted Nay

Bill Passed 96/1 on Dec 2, 2020.

Lee voted Nay

Conference Report Agreed to 83/16 on Feb 14, 2019.

This bill, in its final form, funded the parts of the federal government whose funding was to lapse on February 15, 2019. On December 22, …

Lee voted Nay

Motion Agreed to 99/1 on Oct 10, 2018.

Lee voted Nay

Motion Agreed to 98/1 on Oct 3, 2018.

H.R. 6 includes Medicaid, Medicare, and public health reforms to combat the opioid crisis by advancing treatment and recovery initiatives, improving prevention, protecting communities, and …

Lee voted Nay

Bill Passed 99/1 on Sep 17, 2018.

H.R. 6 includes Medicaid, Medicare, and public health reforms to combat the opioid crisis by advancing treatment and recovery initiatives, improving prevention, protecting communities, and …

Lee voted Nay

Bill Passed 72/26 on Sep 28, 2016.

The Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (H.R. 5325) is an appropriations …

Lee voted Nay

Joint Resolution Passed 78/22 on Sep 18, 2014.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Aug 2022, Lee missed 99 of 3,816 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: