Press Releases

Romney Joins Bipartisan Letter to Blinken Asking for Immediate Appointment of Official to Address Directed Energy Attacks

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), joined a bipartisan letter led by SFRC Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member Jim Risch (R-ID), and Committee member Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging the immediate appointment of a senior-level official to lead efforts on anomalous health incidents following the resignation of Pamela Spratlen. In the letter, the senators asked that this position report directly to...

Romney, Colleagues Call Out Harmful Marriage Penalties in Democrats’ Reconciliation Bill

Senators urge Majority Leader Schumer to support strong families by removing new penalties on married couples from bill
In response to the harmful tax penalties for married couples included in the Democrats’ “Human Infrastructure” bill, U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today led his colleagues in a letter urging Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) to remove any proposals that would discourage marriage.

Op-eds

A monumental insult

As a congressional delegation, we stand united in opposing the unilateral expansion of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments by way of President Joe Biden’s divisive proclamation. From the beginning of his presidency, we have been clear about our willingness to work with him on a permanent legislative solution. It is disappointing that these calls were ignored, and a route was chosen that will only delay needed permanent protections and resources for these areas.

Senator Romney: The most touching moment involved a flag, a choir and an anthem

I was in a tiny office squinting at a tiny TV screen.

I was in our Olympic office in Washington, D.C., and a neighbor in our shared office space had shouted that I should turn on the TV. The World Trade Center building had been hit—smoke was billowing from the top floors. I called my wife back in Salt Lake. As we watched together, we saw the second tower hit. It was an attack. The horror of the senseless loss of human life drained our hearts.

And it changed everything: The predictability of...

How the Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Would Benefit Utah

It is estimated that 62 bridges and more than 2,064 miles of highway in Utah are in poor condition

Looking around our communities, it’s not uncommon to see roads, bridges and other infrastructure in need of serious repair. And as one of the country’s fastest growing states, Utah is also in need of additional infrastructure. For years — decades, even — elected officials have asserted that we needed to turn our attention toward our nation’s aging infrastructure. Yet various challenges and disagreements have resulted in little progress.

When he first took office, President Joe Biden proposed an...

The sacrifices of the fallen can remind us we must work together to heal the divisions among us

On the 20th anniversary of D-Day in 1964, Dwight D. Eisenhower led Walter Cronkite through the cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach where 9,388 headstones honor the Americans who gave their lives on the beaches of Normandy during World War II. The former president, reflecting on his tenure as Supreme Allied Commander, observed: “these young boys, so many of them over whose graves we have been treading, looking at, and contemplating their sacrifices, they were cut off in their prime…they have...

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...

Speeches

Romney Opposes Nomination of Tracy-Stone Manning to Lead the Bureau of Land Management

In a speech on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) voiced his opposition to the nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning to lead the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Senator Romney cited Stone-Manning’s past involvement in eco-terrorism and believes that her attempt to conceal her participation in these activities from the Senate disqualifies her from serving as the Director of the Bureau of Land Management.

Countering Misinformation About Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act represents $550 billion in new spending—not $1.2 trillion— with responsible pay-fors including unused COVID-19 relief funds
In a speech on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) countered misinformation about the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, bipartisan infrastructure legislation negotiated by Senator Romney and his colleagues.

Utah Had a Seat at the Table in Negotiating the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act gives Utah a seat at the table, does not raise taxes or add to the debt
U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today spoke on the Senate floor ahead of the introduction of legislative text of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, bipartisan infrastructure legislation negotiated by U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) and his colleagues.

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...