In Episode 139 of District of Conservation, Gabriella speaks with Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) about his reaction to President Joe Biden’s executive orders relating to oil and gas leases and national monuments. Plus, his views on public lands; what questions he’ll ask of Interior Secretary nominee Deb Haaland; if Senator Joe Manchin will vote with Republicans on energy and natural resources issues, and more.
Here’s Senator Lee’s biography:
Elected in 2010 as Utah’s 16th Senator, Mike Lee has spent his career defending the basic liberties of all Americans and advocating for our founding constitutional principles.
Senator Lee acquired a deep respect for the Constitution early in life while watching his father, Rex Lee, serve as the Solicitor General under President Ronald Reagan. He attended most of his father’s arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court, giving him a unique understanding of government up close.
Lee graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Political Science, and served as BYU’s Student Body President in his senior year. He graduated from BYU’s Law School in 1997 and went on to serve as law clerk to Judge Dee Benson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, and then with future Supreme Court Justice Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Lee and his wife Sharon live in Alpine, Utah, with their three children. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a two-year mission for the Church in the Texas Rio Grande Valley.
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