Press Releases

Romney Statement on Loss of U.S. Capitol Police Officer

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today released the following statement regarding the loss of United States Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who passed away due to injuries sustained while on-duty responding to the riots on Wednesday, January 6.

Romney Condemns Insurrection at U.S. Capitol

Urges unanimous affirmation of election results
WASHINGTON – Following are prepared remarks by Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), who had previously planned to address his colleagues in today’s Senate session:
  
“We gather today due to a selfish man’s injured pride and the outrage of his supporters whom he has deliberately misinformed for the past two months and stirred to action this very morning. What happened here today was an insurrection, incited by the President of the United States. Those who choose to continue to support his dangerous...

Romney: Urgent Action Needed on Vaccination Plan

Lack of comprehensive federal plan “inexcusable”
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), a member of the Senate HELP Committee, released the following statement today regarding the urgent need for a comprehensive vaccination plan to address ongoing problems with the current rollout.

Op-eds

Romney and Manchin: How We Compromised on COVID-19 Relief

Mitt Romney is a Republican senator from Utah. Joe Manchin is a Democratic senator from West Virginia.

Coming off the most bitter, divisive presidential election (and post-election) in modern American history, expectations have been understandably low for Congress’s ability to agree on anything — even another round of covid-19 relief. Progress has been nonexistent for several months, with talks at an impasse between a comprehensive $2.2 trillion stimulus package put forth by Democrats and a...

How to get the next COVID-19 relief package right

If drafted with Americans and not politics in mind, the next rescue package can provide critical support for workers, families and employers

We need to get the next CARES Act right. Not that the first one was so bad; despite its flaws, the emergency required rapid action. Now more careful crafting is called for: many small businesses that employ millions of Americans are permanently closing, bigger businesses that employ additional millions are facing strong headwinds, local governments are preparing for layoffs and the federal checking account is badly overdrawn. We need to take additional action at the federal level to weather the...

America is awakening to China. This is a clarion call to seize the moment.

America is awakening to China. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that, to a great degree, our very health is in Chinese hands; from medicines to masks, we are at Beijing’s mercy. Embarrassed by the revelation of this vulnerability, politicians in Washington will certainly act to remedy our medical dependence — with the usual fanfare and self-congratulation. But China’s stranglehold on pharmaceuticals is only a small sliver of its grand strategy for economic, military and geopolitical domination...

Sen. Mitt Romney: Utah’s priorities saw progress in 2019

As we begin a new year, I remain honored to serve you in the U.S. Senate, where your ideas inspire me to work toward solutions that will improve the lives of Utahns and all Americans. Divided government, while challenging, also presents an opportunity for both parties to find common ground. And I’m pleased to provide an update about the progress we’ve made on many issues important to Utah over the past year.

Soon after I took office, final negotiations took place regarding a package of...

Follow Utah's lead, raise the national smoking age to 21

Tobacco is costing our nation hundreds of thousands of lives and billions of dollars every year. Our home state of Utah was one of the first states in the nation to figure this out, and our Legislature responded by raising the smoking age to 21. It’s time for the rest of the nation to follow Utah’s lead. Our bill, the Tobacco to 21 Act — which has quickly gained the support of the American Lung Association, the American Cancer Society Action Network and many more organizations — would do exactly...

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...