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Romney, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Halt U.S. Funding to UN if Palestinian Authority Receives More Privileges

Senator Romney, member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), joined SFRC Ranking Member Jim Risch (R-ID) and 23 Senate colleagues in introducing the No Official Palestine Entry (NOPE) Act, legislation to update existing law to ensure U.S. assistance does not go to entities that give additional rights and privileges to the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO).

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Advancing key priorities for Utah and the country.

Countering the China threat, tackling the national debt, and mitigating wildfires have been among Senator Romney’s top priorities since the beginning of his Senate term. This week, Senator Romney continued to advance these efforts. He led a hearing on U.S. policy in Taiwan and China’s ambitions in the Indo-Pacific, was recognized for his efforts to lower the public debt and stabilize the nation’s finances, and met with fire chiefs from Utah as he works to craft modernized wildfire legislation. He also pressed federal agencies on their inaction to understand and contain the recent outbreak of the bird flu virus.

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Romney Calls for Action to Stop Rapid Spread of Bird Flu Virus

Senator Romney, member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, and CDC Director Mandy Cohen raising concern with the agencies’ inaction to understand and contain the outbreak of the bird flu virus (H5N1)—especially given the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and recent baby formula shortage.

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Romney Leads Senate Hearing Regarding U.S. Policy on Taiwan

Senator Romney, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy led a hearing regarding U.S. policy on Taiwan. Romney argued that it is in the United States’ interest to support Taiwan in the face of China’s growing aggression in the Indo-Pacific.

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Romney Statement on the National Security Supplemental

After months of needless delay, Congress has finally approved much-needed funding for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, and the U.S. military’s operations in these key regions. Just as I did in February, I again voted for this legislation because it is very much in America’s interests to support our friends and allies in the face of threats from Russia, China, and Iran.

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We cannot allow our AI technology to fall into the hands of terrorists.

Foreign adversaries and terrorists could misuse extremely powerful AI models of the future to develop biological, chemical, cyber, or nuclear weapons. This week, Senator Romney led a bipartisan effort to establish federal oversight over these advanced AI models to prevent this technology from being misused by bad actors to develop weapons that could threaten our national security or humanity at large. Senator Romney also met with groups of Utahns who were visiting Washington.

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Protecting American technology from our adversaries.

As China continues its quest to become the global superpower, the United States must remain diligent about safeguarding American technology. This week, Senator Romney focused on strengthening export controls enforcement—a key national security tool—to help ensure U.S. technology is not acquired or used by our adversaries. He introduced legislation to support interagency enforcement efforts and led an Emerging Threats Subcommittee hearing with Administration witnesses on the topic. Also critical to managing the emergence of China is the U.S. alliance with Japan. Upon Prime Minister Kishida’s visit to Washington, Senator Romney introduced a resolution underscoring the strength and importance of this alliance.

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