“Today, Putin threatened nuclear warfare—a murderous, redefining, reorienting geopolitical act. The Biden Administration and our allies must make clear to China that a Russian nuclear attack would align them with a global pariah and result in severe economic consequences. The end of Soviet-era containment and the opening of trade propelled China’s economy and dramatically reduced poverty. If Russia uses nuclear weapons, peaceful and responsible nations would be forced to turn back the clock for those aligned with a nuclear terror state.”
Romney Welcomes $5.5 Million Investment from Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to Advance Wildfire Resilience in Utah
Senator Romney today welcomed an announcement from the Department of the Interior that it has invested more than $5.5 million in fiscal year 2022 funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to advance wildfire resilience work and support fuels management projects in Utah on 24,490 acres of land across the state.
EPA announces $63 million in historic federal funding to Utah for clean watersheds and drinking water
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $63 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to Utah for water infrastructure improvements. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law allocates more than $50 billion to EPA toward repairing the nation’s essential water infrastructure, which helps communities access clean, safe and reliable drinking water, increase resilience, collect and treat wastewater to protect public health, clean up pollution and safeguard vital waterways.
Romney, Peters, Burr, and Hagerty Bipartisan Bill to Ensure Appropriate Use and Recycling of Federal Electric Vehicle Batteries Passes Senate
Bipartisan legislation authored by Senators Romney, Peters, Burr, and Hagerty to ensure government agencies are properly using and recycling batteries from the federal fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) has passed the Senate. Properly recycling EV batteries can help recover valuable minerals like cobalt that are essential to the production of these batteries, but are often sourced from entities with ties to foreign adversaries like the Chinese government.
Senator Romney released a statement regarding his measure to create a report on the geographical diversity of the United States’ passport agencies. In a letter to Secretary Blinken, Romney previously urged the State Department to improve their passport services by opening a passport agency in Salt Lake City.
Senate Republicans are expressing concerns with the establishment of a permanent government price-setting program in the partisan Inflation Reduction Act and raising questions regarding federal health agencies’ plans for program implementation.
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