U.S. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) announced his committee assignments for the 117th Congress last week.
“I am proud to once again serve the people of Utah on committees with such a wide range of responsibilities. With the First Amendment under attack, a new immigration crisis threatening stability along our border, and monopolistic technology corporations dominating the economy and even our politics, the work of the Senate Judiciary Committee has never been more important.
“Meanwhile, the Energy and Natural Resources Committee is where the Senate will debate the federal government’s campaign against rural America, blue-collar oil and gas jobs, and America’s hard-won energy independence. As the ranking Republican on the Public Lands, Forests, and Mining Subcommittee, I will continue to fight the endless campaign by Washington politicians and bureaucrats to deny westerners and Utahns right to live and work on their own land.
“The Commerce Committee and the Special Committee on Aging are tackling huge issues that will define our economy and society for years to come. And, finally, as the ranking member of the Joint Economic Committee, I will continue the JEC staff’s critical work on the crises in American social capital.”
Sen. Lee will once again serve as the Ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, and on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining.
In addition, Sen. Lee will continue to lead Republicans on the Joint Economic Committee as Ranking Republican, after spending the last two Congresses as Vice Chairman and Chairman, respectively. He will also continue his service on the Senate Commerce Committee.
Finally, Sen. Lee will join the Senate’s Special Committee on Aging for the first time.