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Utah Delegation Urges Secretary Haaland to Work with UDOT and Washington County on Northern Corridor Highway Plan

The Utah Congressional delegation sent a letter to Interior Secretary Haaland urging the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to consider concerns raised by the UDOT and Washington County regarding the BLM and FWS decision to implement a supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to reconsider the planned Northern Corridor highway in Washington County.

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Romney Joins Colleagues in Demanding Ban of U.S. Aid to UNRWA in Supplemental Bill

Senator Romney joined a group of his Republican colleagues in sending a letter to Senate leadership demanding that the national security supplemental bill include “an immediate and permanent prohibition” of U.S. aid to the UNRWA. The letter follows recent allegations that 12 UNRWA staff were directly involved in the Hamas terrorist attacks on Israel on October 7, 2023, and reporting by the Wall Street Journal that around 10% of UNRWA staff in Gaza have ties to Islamist militant groups.

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Romney Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Hold E-Cigarette Companies Accountable for Youth Vaping Crisis

Senator Romney joined his colleagues, led by Senator Shaheen (D-NH), in reintroducing bipartisan legislation to protect children from the dangers of e-cigarettes. The Resources to Prevent Youth Vaping Act would require e-cigarette manufacturers to pay user fees to the FDA to help conduct stronger oversight of the e-cigarette industry and increase awareness for the danger of e-cigarettes.

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Countering China’s alarming technology threats.

It’s no secret that the Chinese Communist Party is implementing a multipronged strategy to overtake the United States as the global leader—militarily, economically, and geopolitically. Senator Romney advanced efforts to counter the China threat by introducing a bill to safeguard Americans’ sensitive health data from getting into the hands of the CCP and calling on the federal government to assess how export controls can restrict adversaries from using advanced U.S. technology to bolster their AI capabilities. He also called on the Biden Administration to withdraw its overreaching electric vehicle mandate.

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Romney Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect American Genetic Data from Foreign Adversaries

Senator Romney, Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight Subcommittee, joined HSGAC Chairman Peters (D-MI), Senator Hagerty (R-TN), and U.S. Representatives Gallagher (R-WI) and Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), in introducing bipartisan, bicameral legislation to help prevent foreign adversaries from stealing sensitive American genetic data and personal health information.

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Romney Joins Bicameral Call for Biden to Withdraw EV Mandate

Senator Romney joined a bicameral group of 120 colleagues, led by Senators Crapo (R-ID) and Cruz (R-TX), and Representative Walberg (R-MI), in sending a letter to U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Deputy Administrator Sophie Shulman calling for the withdrawal of the Biden Administration’s proposed Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards for passenger cars and light-duty trucks.

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Romney, Hassan Request GAO Report on Effectiveness of Export Controls on Semiconductors

Senators Romney and Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office requesting an assessment of the Department of Commerce’s export controls on advanced semiconductors, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, and related technologies from China and other countries. Strong export controls protect national security and will restrict adversaries, like China, from using advanced U.S. technology to bolster their artificial intelligence capabilities.

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The national debt will put the American Dream further out of reach.

The national debt is now more than $100,000 per person in the U.S. This week, Senator Romney applauded the House Budget Committee for advancing legislation to establish a fiscal commission tasked with stabilizing the public debt—the companion of his and Senator Manchin’s Fiscal Stability Act. He also met with Taiwan’s representative to the U.S., saw his bill to clean up abandoned mines advance in committee, and met with several Utah leaders.

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Romney, Manchin Applaud House Action on Creating Fiscal Commission

Senators Romney and Manchin (D-WV) released a statement following the House Budget Committee’s markup and passage of the bipartisan Fiscal Commission Act, which is the House companion to the Senators’ Fiscal Stability Act. The legislation would create a bicameral fiscal commission tasked with finding legislative solutions to stabilize and decrease the national debt, which now exceeds $34 trillion—nearly double what it was just ten years ago.

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National debt is the greatest threat to our country, its time for Congress to act

In just ten years, the national debt has more than doubled. Not only is this level of debt unsustainable, but it is growing at the largest rate seen in the history of this country. $34 trillion is a staggering amount of money. To put this in context, the national debt has now exceeded $100,000 for every person in the United States. Given the imminent nature of this crisis, continuing to turn a blind eye will only put the American Dream further out of reach for our children and grandchildren.

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On Eve of Taiwan Elections, Senate Approves Bipartisan Resolution Commending Taiwan’s Commitment to Democracy

The Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution cosponsored by Senator Romney, which was led by Senators Sullivan (R-AK) and Kaine (D-VA), commending Taiwan for its commitment to democratic elections and institutions, despite ongoing threats from the Chinese Communist Party. This resolution comes prior to Taiwan’s upcoming presidential and legislative elections set to occur on Saturday, January 13.

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