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America's leadership and greatness is the result of our economic strength, a military that is second to none, our promotion of freedom, and the fundamental goodness of our people.

The decision to send troops into a foreign country must be made only when a substantial American interest is at stake. This should be a very high hurdle.

We should maintain clear superiority in conventional military capabilities and at least parity in nuclear capabilities. American military strength is the best friend peace has ever known.

We must promote our values of freedom and free enterprise through our diplomacy, economic ties, alliances, and other soft power tools.

When nations attack our infrastructure, elections, technology, or vital interests, we should retaliate and punish their behavior with appropriate and meaningful measures.


Romney, Colleagues Call on Sec. Pompeo to Raise Key Concerns during Bilateral Meeting with Egyptian President Sisi

There is strong, bipartisan support in Congress for a security partnership with Egypt that addresses our shared challenges and twenty-first century threats. A strong and sustainable U.S.-Egypt strategic partnership is vital for both countries but it requires Egypt to make a tangible effort to make those reforms. We welcome President Sisi’s visit during this critical time and encourage a frank and open dialogue with our strategic partner.

Romney Joins Rubio, Menendez, Colleagues in Urging Sanctions, Export Controls and Financial Disclosures to Counter Chinese Human Rights Abuses in Xinjiang

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today joined Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), U.S. Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA) and Chris Smith (R-NJ), and a bipartisan group of their colleagues in urging Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to swiftly impose Global Magnitsky Act sanctions against Chen Quanguo, Xinjiang Communist Party Secretary and Politburo Member Secretary, and other Chinese...

Romney, Lee Urge Pentagon to Protect Funding for Utah Military Construction Projects

U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Mike Lee (R-UT) today urged Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan and Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Heather Wilson to reject the potential diversion of funds away from planned military construction projects in Utah as a result of the February 15, 2019 emergency declaration. The Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR) Consolidated Mission Control Center (CMCC) was included in the Pentagon’s list of projects that could potentially be affected.

Romney, Colleagues Call for Action to Address Threats, Challenges from China

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) this week introduced the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Act of 2019, legislation to help ensure the U.S. government and Congress are prepared to face the multiple challenges posed by China. Specifically, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Act of 2019 implements the key recommendations of the 2018 report of the bipartisan U.S.-China Economic and Security Commission. 
 
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Romney Votes Against the Yemen War Powers Resolution

I voted against Yemen War Powers Resolution because I am concerned it would set a precedent that would negatively impact our security partnerships around the world that rely on similar U.S. support. By remaining engaged, the U.S. retains influence over the coalition’s actions in Yemen and can continue to press for an end to the conflict. I believe that ending this support would undermine our allies and our security interests in the region by emboldening Iran, hampering counterterrorism efforts,...

Romney Joins Colleagues in Urging DHS, DOE to Ban Use of Huawei Technology in U.S. Infrastructure

WASHINGTON—Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) joined a bipartisan group of colleagues in urging Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen to consider banning the use of Huawei solar inverters in our nation’s energy infrastructure—further protecting critical U.S. electrical systems. This action follows previous congressional actions prohibiting Huawei telecommunications equipment from being used by the U.S. federal government and federal contractors.
 
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Romney Statement on Administration’s Lack of Compliance with Global Magnitsky Act

The question that Congress wants answered is whether any senior Saudi officials, including members of the Saudi royal family, were responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. By law, the President is required to report to Congress on these findings and the imposition of sanctions. I am concerned that the Administration has yet to comply with the law, nor has it sufficiently explained why.