Senator's views concerning a variety of issues.

Senator Romney's Statement on Mueller Report

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) released the following statement regarding the Mueller report:

“I have now read the redacted Mueller report and offer my personal reaction.

“It is good news that there was insufficient evidence to charge the President of the United States with having conspired with a foreign adversary or with having obstructed justice. The alternative would have taken us through a wrenching process with the potential for constitutional crisis. The business of
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Romney Announces Support for Bernhardt

I recently met with Mr. Bernhardt to discuss a wide range of issues impacting Utah, such as the need for greater state and local involvement in public lands issues. Based on our discussion and his years of experience managing federal lands, I believe he has a solid understanding of issues affecting Utah and Western states. I will support his confirmation and look forward to working with the Department of the Interior to ensure that Utah has a voice in public lands decisions.

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 Statement on Summary of Special Counsel Report Release

The Mueller investigation, led by a person of such honor and integrity, has faithfully applied the rule of law despite accusations and fears to the contrary. It is good news that the Special Counsel has concluded that neither the President nor his campaign colluded with the Russian government. And now it is time for the country to move forward.

Senator Romney Congratulates Utah Students Selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

The Senate Youth Program recognizes some of the nation’s top student leaders, and Emmalyn and Keven are two of Utah’s brightest. Their record of achievement in student government, the arts, and their communities is impressive. I was delighted to welcome Emmalyn and Keven to the nation’s capital and present them with their scholarships. I look forward to their continued accomplishments as part of the next generation of leaders.

Romney Votes to Advance the Nomination of Andrew Wheeler

With more than 25 years of experience in environmental policy, including service as a career civil servant at the EPA under both Republican and Democratic administrations, Mr. Wheeler is well-qualified to lead the agency. I look forward to working with him to ensure that our environmental policies help promote economic growth while also preserving our environment and natural resources.

Romney Statement on Spending, Border Security Deal

While this bill is far from perfect, it includes critical funding for border security and immigration enforcement, and prevents another harmful government shutdown. I will reserve judgment on any potential executive action by the President until I am able to fully evaluate it, but as I’ve said, I do not believe declaring a national emergency is the right approach.

Senator Romney Announces Support for William Barr

After carefully reviewing William Barr’s record and meeting with him personally to discuss his experience and qualifications, it is clear that he is exceptionally qualified to serve as Attorney General. Mr. Barr has a distinguished record of public service, and I believe he will provide strong leadership, respect and defend the rule of law, and maintain the Department of Justice’s independence.

Senator Romney’s Statement Regarding State of the Union Address

The president’s speech was strong, well-delivered, and appealed to our patriotism and common values as Americans. He highlighted several critical policy areas where there are opportunities for both parties to work together – including lowering health care costs, reforming trade policies to better protect American workers, and strengthening border security and immigration enforcement.