Senator's views concerning a variety of issues.

Senator Romney Statement on Recent Mass Shootings

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today released the following statement regarding the recent mass shootings in Texas, Ohio, and California:
         
“The nation has witnessed senseless loss of life from recent mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton, and Gilroy. These tragedies demand thoughtful, considered action from our local, state and federal leaders - and from ordinary citizens. Too often, once the initial headlines of a tragedy fade, the national conversation moves on without giving...

Romney Joins Colleagues in Effort to Protect Funding for BLM and Forest Service Wildfire Prevention

Senators demand savings from Wildfire Disaster Account be reinvested in Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management for wildfire prevention
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today joined his colleagues in urging the Senate Appropriations Interior and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Ranking Member Tom Udall (D-NM) to reinvest savings from the Wildfire Disaster Account in the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to ensure the agencies can continue critical wildfire prevention, as intended. Specifically, the senators requested that savings from the Wildfire Disaster Account, which...

Romney Statement on Passing of Former First Lady Norma Matheson

Ann and I offer our heartfelt condolences to the family of Norma Matheson. As the First Lady of Utah, she led causes that improved the lives of many in our state. In addition to living a life of public service, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Our prayers are with her family, friends, and loved ones during this difficult time.

Romney Opposes Deal That Adds Trillions to the National Debt

When I ran for Senate, I promised the people of Utah I would oppose irresponsible spending that adds to our national debt and burdens future generations. This deal unfortunately perpetuates fiscal recklessness by adding another $2 trillion to the debt, and I cannot support it.

Romney Hearing Focuses on U.S. Strategy to Support Iraq in Securing Prosperous Future

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, today convened a hearing titled “Iraq: A Crossroads of U.S. Policy,” focused on addressing how the United States can support Iraq in achieving a secure and prosperous future. Key excerpts of his remarks are below.
 senator romney's opening remarks

Senator Romney: In 2014, ISIS seized control of roughly one third of Iraqi territory, terrorizing the Iraqi people with a...

Romney, Lee, Join Colleagues in Introducing Bill to Repeal 180-Day Hiring Restriction for Military Retirees at Hill Air Force Base

Right now, a six-month mandatory waiting period is preventing military installations around the country, like Utah’s Hill Air Force Base, from hiring the most qualified candidates for civilian jobs. Our bill will remove unnecessary barriers so that the DoD can hire retired members of our military in a more timely manner. I appreciate the leadership at Hill Air Force Base for bringing this matter to our attention so that we can take action to solve it.

Romney Statement on the President’s Recent Comments

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today released the following statement regarding the president’s recent comments:
        
“The president’s comments were destructive, demeaning, and disunifying. The President of the United States has a unique and noble calling to unite the American people – of all different races, colors, and national origins. In that respect, the president failed badly. People can disagree over politics and policy, but telling American citizens to go back to where...

Romney Cosponsors Bipartisan College Transparency Act

With student loan debt at record high of $1.4 trillion, it is important for students and their families to have the most information available to them when deciding where to attend college and how much debt to assume. I’m proud to join my colleagues in cosponsoring this bipartisan measure that, in addition to providing relevant information about student loan borrowing, will ensure that students and their families have the most information possible to make the best decision regarding their future...