Senator Lee thanks President Trump for beginning monument review

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Wednesday after President Trump signed an Executive Order directing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review every monument designation made pursuant to the Antiquities Act since 1996.

“I commend President Trump for beginning a review of past monument designations, and I’m confident that after that review some of them, including the recent Bears Ears designation, will be rescinded or altered to better conform with the original intention of the Antiquities Act,” Sen. Lee said.