The Senate Foreign Relations Committee advanced the Black Sea Security Act, legislation introduced by Senators Romney and Shaheen, that directs the Administration to develop a strategy toward the Black Sea region, which has increasingly become a critical inflection point for European and global security amid Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked war in Ukraine.
Senators Romney and Sullivan today introduced the Critical Mineral Independence Act of 2022, legislation to help ensure that the U.S. secures critical mineral independence from China.
Senator Romney introduced the Ending China’s Developing Nation Status Act, legislation to prevent the granting of “developing nation” status to China in future treaties and international organizations.
Senator Romney released a statement following the disbanding of the National Parents and Families Engagement Council and its far-left, anti-school choice agenda.
Senate Unanimously Passes Bipartisan Romney, Merkley Legislation to Protect Long-Term Health of Saline Ecosystems
The Senate unanimously passed the Saline Lake Ecosystems in the Great Basin States Program Act. The bipartisan legislation, introduced by Senators Romney and Merkley, would facilitate an integrated regional assessment of saline lake ecosystems and fill a critical data gap that has made it nearly impossible to address a variety of problems caused by declining water levels.
Romney, Risch Urge President Biden to Swiftly Implement Measure to Craft Grand Strategy to Counter China Threat
Senators Romney and Risch today urged the Biden Administration to begin the process of implementing Romney’s legislation which was included in the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2022. Romney’s amendment requires the United States to develop a grand strategy to address the new era of geostrategic and geoeconomic competition with China.
Senator Romney today announced he will vote to advance the Respect for Marriage Act. He also plans to support a bipartisan amendment offered by Senators Baldwin, Collins, Sinema, and Tillis to strengthen religious liberty protections in the bill. On Tuesday, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints voiced support for this approach.
Senator Romney joined his colleagues in sending a letter to Ethiopia’s Prime Minister ahead of planned peace talks led by the African Union set to begin tomorrow. In their bipartisan letter, the Senators welcome the Government of Ethiopia’s decision to participate in peace talks in South Africa and urge a cessation of hostilities and unfettered humanitarian access ahead of, and for the duration of, the negotiations.
Senator Romney released a statement regarding the nomination of Justin Martinez for United States Marshal for the District of Utah.
Senator Romney today released a statement regarding President Biden’s National Security Strategy (NSS).
SALT LAKE CITY—U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) has named Mandee Grant to serve as his next Utah State Director. Grant previously served as Senator Romney’s
“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.”