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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.

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Romney Statement on the Respect for Marriage Act

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.

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Romney, Colleagues Urge Cessation of Hostilities in Ethiopia Ahead of Peace Talks in South Africa 

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.

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Romney Statement on Putin’s Nuclear Threats

“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.”

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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.

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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.

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