Washington • After President Barack Obama gives his annual State of the Union address to Congress next Tuesday, Sen. Mike Lee will get the national spotlight, offering the tea party response from the National Press Club.
Lee, R-Utah, is expected to speak after the official Republican reaction.
"For the Tea Party movement, 2014 is not just about taking back the Senate, but it is also about putting forward conservative ideas that will allow for America to prosper," said Amy Kremer, the chairwoman of the Tea Party Express, an umbrella group for the conservative movement. "Senator Mike Lee has been both a tea-party hero for supporters across the nation, and a conservative leader in the upper chamber. He has introduced tangible policy solutions to some of America's biggest problems."