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Romney, Risch Ask for Clarification on Whether Biden Admin Invited a Sanctioned Hong Kong Official to APEC Summit

Senators Romney and Risch (R-ID) sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken asking for clarification on whether the United States invited Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee, who has been sanctioned by the United States since 2020 for his role in implementing Hong Kong’s draconian national security law imposed by Beijing, to the leaders meeting of the 2023 Asia-Pacific Economic Community.

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Romney, Manchin Lead Colleagues in Proposing a Commission to Strengthen America’s Fiscal Health and Stabilize our Debt

Senators Romney and Manchin (D-WV) led their colleagues in introducing the Fiscal Stability Act, a bipartisan solution to strengthen America’s fiscal health and stabilize our nation’s finances for future generations. The legislation would create a bicameral fiscal commission tasked with finding legislative solutions to stabilize and decrease our national debt.

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Romney, Colleagues Warn New Permitting Rule Adds Red Tape and Imperils America’s Mineral Needs

Senator Romney joined Senator Sullivan (R-AK) and 20 of their Senate colleagues in sending a letter to the executive director of the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council demanding the Council rescind its proposal to limit the type of mining projects eligible for the improved permitting process established under Title 41 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act.

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Romney, Colleagues Urge Education Committee Chairman to Hold Hearing on Antisemitism on College Campuses

Senator Romney joined Senator Cassidy (R-LA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and several of his Republican HELP colleagues in urging Senator Sanders, HELP Committee Chairman, to hold a hearing to ensure the Administration is upholding its legal responsibility to protect Jewish students from anti-Semitic harassment and attacks on college campuses in the aftermath of the Hamas-led terrorist attacks against Israel earlier this month.

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Romney Presses DHS Secretary on Border Security & Questions FBI Director on Rise of Antisemitic Violence

At the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s annual “Threats to the Homeland” hearing today, Senator Romney pressed DHS Secretary Mayorkas on the Administration’s continued failure to secure the southern border and questioned FBI Director Christopher Wray about increased threats and violence against religious groups—particularly against Jews and Muslims.

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Romney Applauds Federal Investment in Utah’s Critical Minerals Manufacturing

Senator Romney applauded an announcement by the U.S. Economic Development Administration that it would invest in Utah’s critical mineral production and manufacturing industry. The announcement comes after Romney advocated on behalf of the Intermountain Critical Materials Consortium, a collaborative group of industry partners led by the Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative, which is developing a regional strategy to advance the production and manufacturing of critical minerals needed for clean energy technologies, many of which lack any domestic production presence.

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Romney Cosponsors Legislation to Remove Hurdles to Clean Up Abandoned Hardrock Mines

Senator Romney joined Senators Heinrich (D-NM) and Risch (R-ID) as a cosponsor of the bipartisan Good Samaritan Remediation of Abandoned Hardrock Mines Act, bipartisan legislation that would make it easier for “Good Samaritans,” such as state agencies, local governments, nonprofits, and other groups, to clean up and improve water quality in and around abandoned hardrock mines.

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Romney: “It is Unacceptable for Hamas to Continue to Exist”

Senator Romney spoke at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on former Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s nomination for U.S. Ambassador to Israel. Last weekend, Senator Romney joined a bipartisan delegation of senators on an official visit to Israel following the unconscionable terrorist attacks by Hamas on Israeli civilians.

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