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Progress made on bipartisan infrastructure plan.

This week, the Senate passed a legislative package aimed at ensuring that the U.S. remains competitive with China. Eight of Senator Romney’s amendments, including legislation to require a U.S. diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympic Games, were included in the final package.

Freedom comes at a dear cost.

“We must always remember how precious the cause of freedom is. Sadly, we lost two Utahns this past year in service to our country: Air Force 1st Lieutenant Kenneth “Kage” Allen and Army Sergeant Bryan Mount. May the sacrifices that our fellow Americans have made, and continue to make, serve as a reminder that we must work together to heal the divisions among us, strengthen our national bonds, and defend our American way of life.”

Washington shouldn’t tell parents how to raise their kids.

Senator Romney continued efforts to advocate for policies that would help Utah families in need. During a Senate Health Committee hearing, Senator Romney made the case that his Family Security Act—a monthly cash benefit to help parents raise kids as they see fit—is more inclusive than the Administration’s plan for a government-approved childcare benefit that would penalize stay-at-home-parents.

The Administration’s refusal to acknowledge the border crisis is extraordinary.

Senator Romney continued efforts to defend Utahns’ rights to make decisions regarding their own land—introducing legislation to defend nearly one million acres in Emery County designated for multiple use. He went toe-to-toe with the Homeland Security Secretary over the Administration’s refusal to acknowledge the crisis at our southern border and wrote an op-ed warning that the U.S. cannot continue to ignore China’s assent and horrific practices.

Weekly Recap→ Innovation in the Cache Valley

Senator Romney spent time last week in the Cache Valley, where he toured an innovative robotics company, participated in a discussion with USU students about the rising threat of China, and met with local business leaders.

Updates on Infrastructure, Public Lands & China

Senator Romney continued to try and find areas of bipartisan agreement in some of the largest policy debates facing Congress. Following the Biden Administration’s release of it’s more than $2 trillion infrastructure package, Senator Romney joined a group of senators who met with the President to share their views on areas for potential compromise.

Helping Utah communities recover from wildfires.

With another wildfire season approaching, bureaucratic red tape still encumbers local communities in recovering from these disasters. Senator Romney and Rep. Curtis teamed up to introduce legislation to expedite disaster cleanup, save taxpayers money, and prevent further disasters.

Fighting for a legislative solution for Utah’s national monuments.

With the Senate out of session, Senator Romney spent time back in Utah, meeting with folks around the state about several key priorities. The Senator toured two COVID-19 vaccination sites with Lt. Governor Deidre Henderson, thanking volunteers for assisting their fellow Utahns in getting vaccinated. He also met with Major General Michael Turley and other leaders of the Utah National Guard to learn more about the Guard’s role in the state’s vaccination efforts.

Re-opening schools + the crisis at the border.

Senator Romney continued advocating for the use of scientific data in determining the reopening of k-12 schools throughout the country. During a Senate Health Committee hearing, he stressed that the cost of keeping our kids out of school is so unbelievably high—academically and socially—that it is inconceivable schools remain closed when data doesn’t show an increased risk.

Updates on Utah’s national monuments review.

Senator Romney focused on two of his main priorities: the need for a comprehensive strategy to combat the increasing China threat and ensuring Utah voices are heard on issues related to the state’s public lands.

Finding a Solution for Utah’s National Monuments.

Senator Romney teamed up with the other members of the Utah congressional delegation to advance a top priority for Utahns—finding a permanent legislative solution to resolve the boundaries of and access to the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.

Weekly Recap (March 1 – March 5, 2021)

This week, the Senate is considering the Administration’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 plan, which would waste hundreds of billions of dollars, do nothing meaningful to get