The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced that Park City Transit will receive a $7,393,183 federal grant from the FTA’s Bus and Bus Facilities discretionary grant program. According to FTA’s release, “the Utah Department of Transportation will receive this funding on behalf of Park City Transit to improve more than 72 bus stops, including rider amenities. The project will provide a safer, more appealing interface with riders, particularly in areas with historically disadvantaged communities as well as season visitors.”
The Utah Congressional delegation has announced its full support of the Direct Capital Access (DCA) Act, legislation to add 28 additional in-and beyond-perimeter flights at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in the 2023 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill. Senator Romney today joined on as co-sponsor of the Senate’s version of the DCA Act, which was originally introduced by Rep. Owens (R-UT) in the House.
The Utah Attorney General filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recently released Ozone Interstate Transport Rule. Regarding the lawsuit, Utah’s elected leaders issued this statement.
Senators Romney, Sullivan (R-AK), and Peters (D-MI), today introduced the Critical Mineral Independence Act of 2023, legislation to push the Department of Defense to achieve critical mineral supply chain independence from China, Russia, and other geostrategic competitors and adversaries.
Romney, Peters, Lankford Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Dependence on China and Other Adversarial Nations for Critical Minerals Advances in the Senate
The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has advanced the Intergovernmental Critical Minerals Task Force Act. The bipartisan legislation authored by Senators Romney, Peters (D-MI), and Lankford (R-OK), would reduce the United States’ reliance on China and adversarial nations for critical minerals and now moves to the full Senate for consideration.
Romney, Fischer Lead Colleagues in Introducing Legislation to Bolster Sentinel Program and U.S. Nuclear Deterrence
Senator Romney led his colleagues in introducing the Sentinel Nuclear Deterrence Act of 2023, legislation to strengthen and solidify the Sentinel program, which is vital to U.S. nuclear deterrence. The legislation would provide multiyear procurement authority for LGM-35A Sentinel intercontinental ballistic missiles, help to stabilize key supply chains, and increase program efficiency.
Senator Romney joined his colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging him to take immediate action to resolve the massive, unacceptable backlog of passport applications. In the letter, the senators note countless reports from Americans in their states regarding issues and concerns with delayed wait times, lack of available in-person appointments, and an inability to communicate with passport agencies.
Romney, Cassidy, McMorris Rodgers, Hudson Call on Biden Administration to Bolster Oversight of Pandemic Research
Senators Romney, member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), HELP Ranking Member, along with Representatives McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Richard Hudson (R-NC), called on the Biden Administration to bolster oversight of research involving dangerous pathogens, which Congress required as part of the PREVENT Pandemics Act.
Senator Romney served as Ranking Member at a Senate Homeland Security Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight Subcommittee hearing on how to reduce duplication, overlap, and fragmentation in the federal government and save taxpayer dollars.
Senator Romney served as Ranking Member at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee nominations hearing for ambassadorships to Malaysia, Azerbaijan, Palau, and Djibouti, and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the United States International Development Finance Corporation.
Romney, Peters, Lankford Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Dependence on China for Critical Minerals
Senator Romney joined Senators Peters (D-MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Lankford (R-OK) in introducing bipartisan legislation to reduce the United States’ reliance on China and other adversarial nations for critical minerals. Critical minerals and rare earth metals are used to manufacture electric vehicle batteries, military equipment, and other technology that is vital to American economic competitiveness and homeland security.
“Like all Americans, Mr. Trump is entitled to the presumption of innocence. The government has the burden of proving its charges beyond a reasonable doubt and securing a unanimous verdict by a South Florida jury. By all appearances, the Justice Department and special counsel have exercised due care, affording Mr. Trump the time and opportunity to avoid charges that would not generally have been afforded to others. Mr. Trump brought these charges upon himself by not only taking classified documents, but by refusing to simply return them when given numerous opportunities to do so. These allegations are serious and if proven, would be consistent with his other actions offensive to the national interest, such as withholding defensive weapons from Ukraine for political reasons and failing to defend the Capitol from violent attack and insurrection.”