Press Releases

Romney: Washington Shouldn’t Tell Parents How To Raise Their Kids


WASHINGTON—In a Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee hearing on paid family leave today, U.S. Senator Mitt Romney questioned proposals put forth by Democrats that put an emphasis on young children being in a professional child care setting approved by the government rather than being at home with their parents and family. President Biden’s American Families Plan proposes a new $425 billion government day care program, increases the marriage tax penalty, and favors families with...

Romney Joins Colleagues in Urging POTUS to Stand with Israel and to Not Provide Iran with Sanctions Relief

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) joined 43 Republican colleagues, led by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), in urging President Joe Biden to stand with our closest ally in the region, Israel. As Israel is under attack from Iranian-back terrorists, the Biden Administration is negotiating and potentially offering sanctions relief to Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. The Senators called on President Biden to immediately end negotiations with Iran, and make clear that...

Romney, Curtis Condemn Attempted Land Grab

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Congressman John Curtis (R-UT) today introduced the bicameral Shawnee Wilderness Area Designation Act of 2021, legislation to lock up 289,000 acres of land in Illinois and make it part of the National Wilderness Preservation System.

Romney Urges Administration to Fill Watchdog Vacancies

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) joined his colleagues on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in encouraging President Biden to swiftly fill Inspectors General (IG) vacancies to help safeguard taxpayer dollars and strengthen independent oversight of federal agencies. The letter emphasizes the importance of Senate-confirmed IGs to Congress’ oversight efforts and notes Senate-confirmed IGs are likely to be more independent than those in acting roles.

Op-eds

We can’t look away from China’s existential threat.

When President James Garfield was shot in 1881, the wound should not have been fatal. Doctors who rushed to examine the president probed first with unwashed fingers and then with unsterilized instruments. Years before, Joseph Lister had discovered that sterilization could prevent fatal infection. But the doctors attending Garfield either hadn’t read Lister’s work or ignored it, and sepsis and infection ultimately set in.
  
Today, our country is at risk of consequences both dire and...

Family Policy Shouldn’t Penalize Married and Stay-at-Home Parents

To leave behind a plan that lasts, Biden needs to reach across the aisle.

The U.S. birthrate reached its lowest level ever in 2020, according to data released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Young people are marrying less and having fewer kids in part because they don’t feel confident about their job prospects and financial security. As everyone knows, raising kids is expensive. Health-insurance premiums are 55% higher than they were a decade ago. Home prices are rising at the fastest pace in 15 years, and a median starter home now costs...

On management of Utah public lands, Biden should pursue an accountable legislative process

On March 22, 2021, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that: “The creation of a national monument is of no small consequence.” We agree, as would all those who have argued for, or against, such designations. Monument decisions immediately impact ranching, energy, and recreation industries, in addition to local and tribal governments who rely on the land for their livelihoods. In fact, many of our friends and neighbors are still bitterly divided over the creation of some of Utah’s biggest monuments...

The Right Way to Boycott the Beijing Olympics

The United States can repudiate Chinese policy without unfairly punishing our athletes
As the Beijing Olympic Games approach, it is increasingly clear that China, under the control of the Chinese Communist Party does not deserve an Olympic showcase. Because it is too late to move the Winter Games scheduled for Beijing next February, some have proposed, understandably, that the United States boycott the Games.
       
China deserves our condemnation. The Chinese Communist Party has reneged on its agreement to allow Hong Kong self rule; it has brutally suppressed peaceful...

Biden’s Stimulus Bill Is a $1.9 Trillion Clunker

Democrats are anxious for any excuse to blow up the Senate filibuster, the last procedural hurdle to one-party government. Their latest is that Republicans oppose the president’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package. Despite having passed five bipartisan Covid-19 relief bills to date—including one barely seven weeks ago—they claim our opposition demonstrates historic intransigence.
             
No, it demonstrates that the $1.9 trillion bill is a clunker. It would waste hundreds of billions of...

Speeches

Utah Women Led the Way

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today spoke on the Senate floor to commemorate the leading role of Utahns in the fight for women’s suffrage. After Romney concluded his remarks, the Senate unanimously passed the resolution he introduced with Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) recognizing Utah’s leading role in the suffrage movement and celebrating the sesquicentennial of the first votes by women under an equal suffrage law on February 14, 1870.

Interviews

Sen. Mitt Romney’s 3 greatest fears for the US are debt, China and climate change

Published by Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com.
 

LEHI — In Sen. Mitt Romney’s opinion, America faces three major challenges that the country’s just not dealing with.

DEBT

The first of Romney’s worries is the $23 trillion in debt the United States has accumulated and the trillion dollars it adds to it each year — even during a time when the economy is strong.

“That’s a problem. There’s no appetite to deal with it because it doesn’t have political currency right now,” the senator said while talking to...

Q&A: Utah Sen. Mitt Romney talks Iran, gun control and the future of the Republican Party

Published by the Deseret News Editorial Board.
 

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney recently sat down with the Deseret News editorial board to give an update on his service and answer questions related to foreign policy, the national debt, gun control, the future of the Republican Party and the state of American public discourse. Here are his responses.

The following has been edited for length and clarity.

Deseret News: How are you? Do you enjoy being a senator?

Mitt Romney: I’m good. Thank you. Everyone...

Road trip: Romney and Murphy the newest Senate Middle East travel team

Published by Niels Lesniewski for Roll Call.
 

As the leaders of the Senate subcommittee focused on foreign policy in the Middle East, Sens. Mitt Romney and Christopher S. Murphy might be spending a lot of time together overseas in the coming years.

The Republican from Utah and Democrat from Connecticut are back at the Capitol this week after spending the second half of the spring recess meeting with regional leaders in Israel, the Palestinian territories, Jordan and Iraq.

Traveling the...