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Romney: Utahns are very anxious to have a passport office in Salt Lake City

Senator Romney continued his longstanding effort to bring a passport agency to Salt Lake City by welcoming Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Rena Bitter, and representatives from the U.S. Department of State, to Utah. Throughout the week, the State Department, in coordination with the Utah Congressional Delegation, hosted five “passport fairs” throughout the state to provide Utahns with an opportunity to obtain passport services closer to home.

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Romney Joins Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Youth from Online Harm

Senator Romney cosponsored the Kids Online Safety Act, bipartisan legislation to provide young people and parents with the tools, safeguards, and transparency they need to protect against online harm to minors. The bill requires social media platforms to put the well-being of children first by providing an environment that is safe by default.

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Romney: “If your position is being cheered by Vladimir Putin, it’s time to reconsider your position.”

Senator Romney spoke on the Senate floor to urge his colleagues to support sending additional aid to Ukraine, warning of the dire consequences that failing to do so would bring. He argued we cannot stand back and let Putin have his way with Europe—that sending weapons to Ukraine will help discourage further Russian and Chinese invasions, preserve NATO, allow America to remain the leader of the free world, and show that we honor our word to our friends and allies.

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Strengthening our resilience to natural disasters.

For years, Utah and the American West have seen catastrophic wildfires and other natural disasters which have, in many cases, been strikingly difficult to recover from. This week, Senator Romney introduced two key pieces of legislation—one aimed at bolstering our ability to restore water infrastructure damaged by wildfires and the other to avoid deficit spending on disaster relief by requiring Congress to plan ahead. He also pushed for his legislation to stabilize the national debt, argued against calls for socialist healthcare policies, and met with several Utahns.

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SIGN UP: Passport Fairs in Utah Feb. 13 – 17

The State Department, in coordination with the Utah Congressional Delegation, will hold five “Passport Fairs” throughout the state to provide Utahns with an opportunity to obtain expedited passport services closer to home. Utahns in need of a passport, or those whose passports have expired or will expire in the next year, may register for an appointment from February 13 – 17 at one of five locations. Bringing a passport agency to Salt Lake City is still a top priority of mine, but these passport fairs are an opportunity to help Utahns in the meantime.

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Protecting our kids from illicit vaping products.

Illicit vaping products, designed to target young people with flavors such as blue cotton candy and pink lemonade, have gotten more and more of our youth addicted to nicotine. Senator Romney continued efforts to tackle the youth vaping crisis by introducing bipartisan legislation to crack down on illicit vaping products, most of which come from China. He also called for an immediate and permanent halt of U.S. funding to UNRWA following reports that members of its staff participated in the Hamas terror attacks on Israel on October 7.

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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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