Senator Mike Lee

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) on Thursday explains his amendment to a bill regarding the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
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Senator Mike Lee made national headlines this week for his role in delaying a vote on compensation for 9/11 first responders. Survivors said they don’t have time to wait. 

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Utah's representatives in Washington respond to racist remarks made by president Trump on Twitter. Utah Sen.

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), with support from Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), re-introduced a bill that failed last year called the Opportunities for Fairness in Farming, or OFF Act. The OFF Act is intended to reduce conflicts of interest in the agricultural industry in checkoff programs.

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Utah leaders respond to the Senate hearings over sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Also, Prof. Anita Hill, who testified in remarkably similar hearings held 27 years ago, visits the University of Utah for a lecture on sexual harassment. And the LDS Church, House Speaker Greg Hughes and proponents of legalizing medical cannabis meet to draft medical marijuana legislation, should Proposition 2 fail in November or Gov. Gary Herbert call a special session.

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The Inland Port Authority has its first real meeting, where one board member asks for 

Taste of Utah; The 2017 Taste of Utah Event in Washington D.C.
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Semi-trucks carrying a variety of Utah-made food products left Salt Lake City last week and headed to Washington D.C. for a Taste of Utah event. The event will be hosted for the second year by Senator Mike Lee and will give United State senators and representatives a chance to sample some of the many food items produced in Utah.

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With Justice Anthony Kennedy retiring from the U.S. Supreme Court, Utah Sen. Mike Lee, and his brother, Thomas, are mentioned as possible replacements. A Utah judge fines the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. And Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes steps down from his self-appointed position on the Inland Port Authority Board.  

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The award-winning video “Dear Future Mom” features kids from around the world with Down Syndrome. The kids are smiling and happy, and the video is meant as a reminder that people with Down Syndrome can have happy childhoods and lead independent lives.

 

 


The US senate race in Utah pits the nation’s first transgender candidate for senator against an incumbent republican, in a predominantly red state.

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  The Outdoor Retailers expo opened in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, with an endorsement of the designation of the Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah.

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  Senator Mike Lee voiced his support Thursday after Utah Governor Gary Herbert announced he is suing Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to stop the Bureau of Land Management and forest service implementation of a sage grouse management plan.