Weekly Recap
(March 1 - March 5, 2021)

This week, the Senate is considering the Administration's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 plan, which would waste hundreds of billions of dollars, do nothing meaningful to get kids back to school, and enact policies that work against job creation.... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(Feb. 22 - Feb. 26, 2021)

This week, Senator Romney and a group of colleagues unveiled the Higher Wages for American Workers Act—legislation to gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $10/hour and require employers to use E-Verify to ensure jobs... (read more)

Financial Security for American families.

This week, Senator Romney unveiled his proposal, the Family Security Act, to create a new national commitment to American families by providing them with greater financial security. The Senator also joined colleagues in introducing... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(Jan. 20 - Jan. 29, 2021)

Roughly two-thirds of Utah is owned by the federal government, which puts our state at a disadvantage when it comes to decisions on management of our public lands. Within the past week, the President has issued a series of executive orders... (read more)

Wrapping up 2020.

When I sat down to write a similar message last December, the world looked a lot different than it does now. We didn’t know then that we would spend 2020 confronting an unprecedented global pandemic. And we could never have imagined its impact—severe illness and tragic loss of life... (read more)

Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

This Christmas comes in the midst of one of the most difficult years in modern history. Despite these extraordinary challenges, there is reason for hope. From neighbors helping neighbors in need, to the medical professionals... (read more)

The latest on COVID relief.

Earlier this week, Senator Romney and a bipartisan, bicameral group announced details of a compromise emergency COVID-19 relief package that would provide as much as $908 billion in relief to American students, families, businesses... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(Dec. 7 - Dec. 11, 2020)

Bipartisan discussions continued this week aimed at reaching agreement on an emergency COVID-19 relief package, with Senator Romney putting forth potential compromise proposals to resolve an impasse over liability protections for employers... (read more)

Progress on Emergency COVID-19 Relief

With a continued surge in COVID-19 cases, folks struggling to make ends meet, and small businesses on the brink of closure, Americans are in urgent need... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(Nov. 16 - Nov. 20, 2020)

This week, Senator Romney announced the opening of two new Utah offices—Spanish Fork and Ogden—to continue efforts to ensure Utahns can receive assistance on federal matters such as Social Security, Medicare, and veterans'... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(Oct. 13 - Oct. 16, 2020)

Senator Romney was home in Utah this week to introduce new legislation aimed at improving strategies to prevent future wildfires from becoming catastrophic disasters in Utah and across the West. So far this year, approximately 1,423... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(Sept. 28 - Oct. 2, 2020)

In Washington this week, Senator Romney met with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the President’s nominee to serve as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. As Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(Sept. 21 - Sept. 25, 2020)

In Washington, Senator Romney continued to warn about the threat of China to our national security while participating in hearings with both the Senate Homeland Security and Foreign Affairs committees. He also pressed federal health officials... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(Sept. 14 - Sept. 18, 2020)

This week, Senator Romney continued efforts to address the growing threat China poses to our national security and the global order—urging colleagues at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing about the need for the U.S. to... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(Sept. 7 - Sept. 11, 2020)

Windstorms and fires over this past week have caused severe damage to communities all across our state. Our hearts are with all of those impacted by these storms. As is the Utah way, it’s encouraging to see the many stories and images of Utahns... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(Aug. 10 - Aug. 14, 2020)

This week, Senator Romney returned to Utah to talk with state and local leaders, as well as various industry representatives, about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the state. The Senator hosted an online town hall with nearly 350... (read more)

COVID-19 relief update

As Congress continued discussions on the next phase of COVID-19 relief measures, Senator Romney introduced two standalone relief measures to help Utahns in need of immediate relief. The first of these measures would extend currently expired... (read more)

Update on COVID-19 relief package

This week, Senate Republicans introduced the HEALS Act—a package of COVID-19 relief bills that includes economic and health proposals. The package includes Senator Romney’s bipartisan TRUST Act, legislation to rein in the... (read more)

CARES 2 Update

As the Senate continued discussions on additional coronavirus relief, Senator Romney outlined the five key components he believes should be included in the CARES 2 package, including a measure to tame the burgeoning federal debt. During remarks on the Senate floor, Leader McConnell... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(June 29 - July 2, 2020)

This week, the Senate took up the annual defense authorization bill, which authorizes critical programs for our troops and policies affecting our national security. Senator Romney introduced several amendments to this year's defense bill... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(June 22 - June 26, 2020)

This week, Senator Romney participated in several virtual events with folks across Utah, including a meeting with Kane County businesses, a town hall with Silicon Slopes, and a foreign policy discussion with World Trade Center Utah and the Salt Lake Chamber.... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(June 15 - June 19, 2020)

This week, Senate Republicans, led by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), introduced the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act, legislation which would improve policing practices across the United States. Senator Romney co-sponsored the JUSTICE.... (read more)

A note from Senator Romney.

This past weekend, I joined a large group of faith leaders marching in our nation’s capital to affirm the principle that black lives matter and to join together against racial injustice. As a teenager in the 1960s, I watched my father, George, participate in civil rights marches in the Detroit.... (read more)

A message from Senator Romney.

The death of George Floyd has sparked nationwide conversations - necessary and uncomfortable conversations - about systemic racism and the urgent challenges it poses for our fellow Americans. As citizens of a nation founded on the principle of human equality... (read more)

 Weekly Recap
(May 18 - May 29, 2020)

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)'s forgivable loans have been a valuable resource to help small businesses cover expenses and maintain their payroll during the COVID-19 pandemic. It's become clear, though, that the 8-week time period a business has to use its loan is simply too short... (read more)

 Weekly Recap
(May 11 - May 15, 2020)

As Congress continues discussions on potential additional coronavirus measures, Senator Romney participated in a Senate health committee hearing on the federal government's COVID-19 response efforts, where he pressed health leaders on the status of a vaccine and the lack... (read more)

 Senator Romney introduces
Patriot Pay

This week, Senator Romney returned to Washington as the Senate began conversations about potential additional coronavirus relief measures. As part of those discussions, Senator Romney is pushing for "Patriot Pay"... (read more)

Senate passes additional small business relief package.

Yesterday, the Senate passed an additional COVID-19 relief package which included nearly $484 billion in funding for small businesses, their workers... (read more)

Help for Utah's small businesses.

All across Utah and our nation, families, workers, and business owners are facing extraordinary challenges as a result of COVID-19. This pandemic is impacting everyone in some way, and my heart goes out especially to the hundreds... (read more)

Senate Relief Package→ What you need to know.

Today, an agreement has been reached on the CARES Act—legislation that would provide support for both individuals and businesses, large and small, as our nation... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(March 13 - March 20, 2020)

This week, the Senate passed and the President signed the second major COVID-19 relief legislation, which included paid and medical leave for COVID-19 related needs, tax credits for employers, and expanded unemployment insurance.... (read more)

A coronavirus

With all of the information about the coronavirus and precautions coming at you from many different angles, I wanted to follow up on my message from a few days ago to reiterate: Seniors and individuals with compromised health... (read more)

Coronavirus Updates

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, if you are like me, you’re closely following the news and advice coming from our health officials. COVID-19 must be taken seriously, but now is not the time to panic. We will... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(Feb. 28 - March 6, 2020)

Our office remains in touch with the Utah Department of Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as coronavirus preparations and response efforts continue. This week, Senator Romney questioned top health officials... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(Feb. 24 - Feb 28, 2020)

With growing concerns over the coronavirus, our office remains in touch with the Utah Department of Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as preparations continue. Staff has also been in touch with... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(Feb. 10 - Feb. 14, 2020)

This week, Senator Romney focused on several legislative priorities: protecting our nation's youth from the vaping epidemic; settling the decades-long negotiation among the Navajo Nation, federal government, and the state of Utah over... (read more)

The Articles of

Determined to tackle our national debt, Senator Romney introduced legislation this week to require Congress to budget for natural disasters. He also participated in several committee hearings, including a Foreign Relations hearing... (read more)

As we approach the
impeachment trial.

As we approach the impeachment trial of the President, I feel a deep sense of responsibility to the Constitution, to the people of Utah, and to the nation. I want to share my thoughts directly with Utahns - the people I was elected to serve in the Senate... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(Jan. 13 - Jan. 17, 2020)

This week, the Senate passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal and unanimously passed Senator Romney's bill to confront the rise of China - marking his first piece of stand-alone legislation to pass... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(Jan. 2 - Jan .10, 2020)

In his role as chairman of the subcommittee dealing with the Middle East, Senator Romney’s focus this week was on the current situation in Iraq and Iran. The Senator received briefings from cabinet officials and both the U.S. Ambassador... (read more)

What a year it's been.

When I ran for Senate, I pledged to fight for your values and priorities in Washington. Over this past year, I’ve been standing up for Utahns - pushing back against federal overreach on issues impacting our rural counties, advocating for greater... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(Dec. 15 - Dec. 20, 2019)

During the last legislative week of 2019, Senator Romney saw several of his long-fought priorities included in packages that are now headed to the President's desk to be signed into law. The Senator's Tobacco to 21 Act, which raises the federal... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(Dec. 9 - Dec. 13, 2019)

This week brought progress on several of Senator Romney's legislative priorities, including efforts to end the youth vaping crisis, strengthening our strategy to confront the rising threat of China, and cracking down on transnational drug cartels... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(Dec. 2 - Dec. 6, 2019)

This week, Senator Romney continued his leadership on foreign policy issues, chairing a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee hearing on the impact of recent protests in Lebanon and Iraq on U.S. national security interests, raising awareness... (read more)

White House Hosts Vaping Dialogue

Senator Romney, a Senate leader on youth anti-vaping efforts, continued to push for action at recent discussions at the White House with the President, Senate colleagues, health officials, and representatives of the vaping industry... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(Nov. 15 - Nov. 22, 2019)

Two of Senator Romney's top priorities were the focus this week: U.S. strategy related to China and youth anti-vaping efforts. At a Senate Homeland Security subcommittee hearing, Senator Romney warned that China is exploiting American... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(Nov. 10 - Nov. 15, 2019)

This week started with Veterans Day, which Senator Romney spent in Utah sending off a group of veterans from Salt Lake City on their Honor Flight and at a commemoration ceremony honoring 11 veterans at the University of Utah... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(Nov. 4 - Nov. 8, 2019)

This week, Senator Romney joined the Climate Solutions Caucus - the first bipartisan Senate caucus focused on addressing climate change. The group participated in an interview with CBS This Morning and hosted its inaugural event with... (read more)

Utahns value fiscal responsibility.

When I ran for Senate, I talked with folks across our state to learn about their concerns and priorities. I repeatedly heard concerns about out of control federal spending, our skyrocketing national debt, and the risks they pose... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(Oct. 28 - Nov. 1, 2019)

Utahns place a high priority on fiscal responsibility and living within our means. Senator Romney pledged to bring those values to Washington, and this week he took action with the TRUST Act, bipartisan and bicameral legislation designed... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(Oct. 21 - Oct. 25, 2019)

In an effort to understand how the Administration's decision to withdraw our troops from Syria impacts U.S. security interests moving forward, Senator Romney asked the Administration's witness to explain how this decision was reached... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(Oct. 10 - Oct. 18 2019)

As the situation in Syria continues to devolve, Senator Romney delivered remarks on the Senate floor expressing concerns about the serious impact on America’s security interests and our Kurdish allies. This week, the Senator also continued... (read more)

Standing Up For Utahns

When I ran for Senate, I pledged to fight for your values and priorities in Washington. Over the last several months, I’ve been standing up for Utahns—pushing back against federal overreach on issues impacting our rural counties... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(Sept. 23 - Sept. 27, 2019)

Last weekend in response to media reports, I stated that if the President asked or pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate his political rival, either directly or through his personal attorney, it would be troubling in the extreme. I also said.... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(Sept. 16 - Sept. 20, 2019)

This week, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported more than 500 cases of vaping-related illnesses and eight deaths. At least 42 of these cases are in Utah. Senator Romney and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) teamed up to introduce... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(Sept. 9 - Sept. 13, 2019)

In light of the sixth death and the hundreds of cases of serious illness linked to vaping, much of the Senator's week was focused on addressing this pervasive public health crisis. Senator Romney sent a letter to the Secretary... (read more)

Remembering 9/11

On the anniversary of September 11, 2001, we honor all of those who
lost their lives that day—including
the first responders who rushed
into harm’s way. We also salute the brave men and women who have served in defense of our nation
​​​​​​​since that day. May we never forget... (read more)

August in Review

I spent the month of August traveling all across our state—talking with people in town halls and on the street, meeting with local elected officials, and continuing to work on important legislation. One thing is clear: Utahns know what’s best for Utah. I will keep fighting for what’s best for our people, our state, and our country.... (read more)

July in Photos

July was a busy month for Senator Romney, with numerous committee hearings on topics ranging from AUMF authority to U.S. policy in Iraq; dozens of Utahns visiting the office; and the introduction of several pieces of legislation, including a bill to protect our national security from the China threat and a bill... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(July 22 - July 26, 2019)

Senator Romney's week in Washington was a busy one—mark-up sessions for the Homeland Security and Foreign Relations committees; several committee hearings; meetings with groups from Utah; and celebrations for Pioneer Day... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(July 15 - July 19, 2019)

This week, Senator Romney joined his colleagues in introducing legislation, two bills aimed at protecting our national security from the China threat, and one bill to remove unnecessary barriers so that the DoD installations, like Utah's Hill Air Force... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(July 8 - July 12, 2019)

This week, Senator Romney welcomed several Utahns to the office to discuss some of his larger priorities: health care, the economy, and climate change. In addition to those meetings, the Senator participated in a Foreign Relations Committee... (read more)

Independence Day

Historian Jon Meacham said that perhaps the most important words ever written, originally in English, are these: “All men are created equal.” We are a nation founded upon the principle that all men are created equal in the eyes of their Creator. The words of the Declaration of Independence changed the entire world.... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(June 21 - June 28, 2019)

Much of the Senate's focus this week was geared toward passing the NDAA and the supplemental funding bill to address the immigration crisis at our southern border. Senator Romney spoke on the Senate Floor... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(June 17 - June 21, 2019)

With the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) heading for the Senate floor, Senator Romney has submitted several amendments to the legislation, representing key priorities for Utah and our national security. He participated in a committee hearing aimed at lowering the cost of health... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(June 10 - June 14, 2019)

This week, Senator Romney met with several groups of Utahns, including representatives from the ALS Association and students in town for National History Day. As a part of his efforts to keep harmful tobacco products out of our children’s hands, he helped introduce a bill to ban the use of electronic cigarettes... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(June 3 - June 7, 2019)

This week, having served the people of Utah for six months, Senator Romney gave his maiden speech on the floor of the United States Senate. He participated in a Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the 30th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, and commemorated the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.... (read more)

Senator Romney's Maiden Floor Speech

This morning, Senator Romney delivered his maiden speech on the floor of the United States Senate. He addressed the need for a strategy to confront the challenges China poses to the United States, and asserted... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(May 19 - May 24, 2019)

Determined to tackle our national debt, Senator Romney introduced legislation this week to require Congress to budget for natural disasters. He also participated in several committee hearings, including a Foreign Relations hearing... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(May 13 - May 17, 2019)

This week, Senator Romney met with several groups of Utahns to discuss the needs of their respective industries: realtors, contractors, local chambers of commerce, and representatives of the Dietary Supplement Trade Association... (read more)

Weekly Recap
(May 6 - May 10, 2019)

This week, Senator Romney moved forward on his some of his stated goals: bringing much-needed transparency to our nation's healthcare system, finding ways to reduce the deficit, and promoting American values through diplomacy... (read more)

Recap→ My Visit to the Middle East

I recently traveled to Israel, the Palestinian Authority headquarters in Ramallah, Jordan, and Iraq on my first official trip as the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee that focuses on the Middle East... (read more)