Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), who last year pushed a measure defunding Obamacare to a bill to fund the government, will give the Tea Party response to President Obama's State of the Union speech on Jan. 28, the Tea Party Express announced Tuesday.
"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," Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer said in a statement. "Senator Mike Lee has been both a Tea Party hero for supporters across the nation, and a conservative leader in the Upper Chamber."
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) gave the Tea Party response last year. The PAC held the first response by the movement featuring Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) in 2011, and former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain delivered the response in 2012.
Republicans have yet to announce who will give their State of the Union response this year. Last year, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) delivered the rebuttal, during which he took an awkward water break.