5 Questions with Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)

The second part of our Member of the Week segment is a questionnaire with the Senator. We want you to know the most conservative members of Congress on both a professional and personal level because it’s import to see them as real people, not just politicians. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) starts off our segment with his answers to 5 questions, some policy oriented and some personal:

Heritage Action: What aspect of government (i.e., program, department, agency) do you want to reform the most? What legislation are you currently pushing or working on to achieve that reform?

Sen. Lee: The way government spends taxpayer money needs reform. I’ve written a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution that would require Congress to spend no more [than] it takes in each fiscal year.

HA: What’s a piece of smaller legislation, or nominee, that is currently on the agenda but flying under the radar that you feel conservatives should be concerned about?

Sen. Lee: Allowing American companies to repatriate earnings at a lower tax rate should be much higher on Congress’ economic agenda. It doesn’t cost taxpayers anything or require us to borrow from future generations. Estimates show that as much as $1.4 trillion would be brought back to the American economy – almost three times what the [P]resident is suggesting we borrow under his new stimulus.

HA: What do you enjoy the most and the least about being a Member of Congress?

Sen. Lee: The most enjoyable part is the day-to-day work of figuring out solutions that will actually solve the problems we face as a nation; and the least [enjoyable] is being away from my family.

HA: What is your favorite thing to do when you are not in Washington?

Sen. Lee: Hiking and skiing in the beautiful state of Utah.

HA: What do you miss most about being a kid?

Sen. Lee: I had a short-lived snow shoveling business in the winter, and though it was a lot of work, it was a lot of fun and I made decent money.


Related links:
Congressional Profile: Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)

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3 thoughts on “5 Questions with Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)

  1. I would like to see Senator Lee take on the Dept. of Education. This one single institution is what is responsible for maintaining the newly weilded (okay since 1913 or so) power of Nationalism in our government. If we ever want to be a country that can run under Federalism or sovereignty again, we must end the institutions that push the National agenda. Teaching self-governing leaders has gone away, and it will never return as long as the Federal government is in charge of education.

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