Senator Romney made the following comments about Washington Democrats’ latest reconciliation package—the so-called Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.
Senator Romney called on Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to complete the mandatory, comprehensive reports comparing U.S. military spending with Chinese and Russian military investments required by a provision that Romney secured in the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Senator Romney laid out his vision for the future of conservative family policy—which includes his recent proposal, the Family Security Act 2.0. He also introduced a plan to create an early warning system for infectious disease to help communities better prepare for and potentially prevent major outbreaks, following the public health data failures from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Senate passed the Great Salt Lake Recovery Act, legislation introduced by Senator Romney to study historic drought conditions and protect the long-term health of the Great Salt Lake in Utah.
Senator Romney proposed a new data agency to improve access to impartial and objective public health data that would bolster our infectious disease intelligence and preparedness.
At the American Enterprise Institute, Senator Romney outlined his vision for how public policy can best support American families. He then sat down with AEI President Robert Doar to discuss his recently proposed Family Security Act 2.0, which aims to reform existing, complex federal programs into one straightforward pro-family, pro-life, and pro-work benefit.
Romney, Colleagues Call for IG Audit of Biden’s $10 Billion COVID-19 Vaccine Public Education Campaign
Senator Romney joined Senator Burr, and a group of Republican colleagues in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General Christin Grimm requesting an audit of the Biden Administration’s $10 billion COVID-19 vaccine public education campaign, which was launched in March 2021 to increase vaccine awareness and confidence.
As Russia continues to starve the people of Ukraine, and nations across the world, Senator Romney pushed for a greater effort from the U.S. and its allies to counter Putin’s disinformation effort by communicating the truth of Russia’s malevolence. Also this week, Senator Romney joined a bipartisan group of his colleagues to introduce legislation that reforms the Electoral Count Act and met with Utahns who were visiting Washington.
Senators Romney and Hickenlooper’s Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins Recovery Act passed out of the Senate ENR Committee. This bipartisan legislation would continue protecting four threatened and endangered native fish species in the Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins by extending conservation programs for one year to allow Upper Basin communities the time to develop a long-term management plan.
Senator Romney called out Russia’s malevolence toward Ukraine and other nations and urged the need to communicate Putin’s disinformation to the world.
After months of bipartisan negotiations, led by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) and his colleagues introduced two proposals which include legislation to reform and modernize the outdated Electoral Count Act of 1887 to ensure that the electoral votes tallied by Congress accurately reflect each state’s vote for President.
Historic inflation is affecting every aspect of daily life and this week, Americans saw inflation rise to 9.1%. As Democrats tried to continue ignoring the problem, trying to resurrect their “Build Back Better” agenda, Senator Romney cautioned: “The absolute last thing Democrats should do is to enact their inflationary and progressive BBB agenda of more spending and tax hikes.”