Press Releases

Romney, Tester Urge Trump Administration to Ensure Robust Oversight of Pandemic Recovery

Senators: “Take every needed step to assure resources are delivered to those who need them by providing strong oversight and accountability”
Following the passage of the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Jon Tester (D-MT) are teaming up to ensure the Trump Administration responsibly and efficiently uses taxpayer dollars to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The Senators today called on the Administration to ensure the independence of the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery—a position they worked to create within the CARES Act—and to provide Congress with...

Romney Praises Senate Agreement on Relief Package

Bill includes Romney proposals to provide direct cash payments to families, expand unemployment insurance, and support small businesses
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today praised the agreement made on the Senate package that includes several proposals he fought for to provide relief to workers, families and small businesses—including direct cash payments to Americans. The agreement also includes much-needed relief for our medical personnel on the frontlines and a bipartisan measure he helped introduce to strengthen the supply chain in order for hospitals to have the necessary equipment and supplies.The Senate is expected to vote...

Romney Calls for Urgent Passage of Relief Package

Bill includes Romney proposals to provide direct cash payments to families, expand unemployment insurance, and support small businesses
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today urged the Senate to pass the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act includes several proposals Romney fought for to provide relief to workers, families and small businesses—including direct cash payments to Americans. 

Romney, Gardner, Rubio Urge Efforts to Counter CCP COVID-19 Propaganda

“This is not simply dishonest, it is dangerous,” senators say
U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Marco Rubio (R-FL), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today sent a letter to President Trump requesting the creation of a taskforce under the National Security Council to counter propaganda emanating from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) surrounding COVID-19.

Op-eds

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...

Lands package reflects Utah priorities

Utah is, and will always be, a public lands state. Such diverse and spectacular landscapes deserve to be managed through locally-driven solutions that protect the environment, secure Utah’s rural economies, and provide abundant recreational opportunities.

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.

Will China become the world’s sole superpower?

Remarks at the International Democrat Union (IDU) Forum
Senator Mitt Romney delivers remarks on increasing Chinese aggression and the need for international partnerships to pressure the regime to play by the global rules at the International Democrat Union (IDU) Forum. These remarks appear as delivered.

The TRUST Act: We Must Rescue our Federal Trust Funds from Insolvency

These two problems have been spoken about for, I think, virtually decades here in this chamber and across the political spectrum. One relates to preserving our extraordinary entitlement programs: Social Security, Medicare, our Highway Trust Fund, and the like. These programs are very much under threat because within 13 years, each of these trust funds, each of these programs, will face insolvency. 

Situation in Syria: We once abandoned a red line. Now, we abandoned an ally.

In a speech on the Senate floor, Senator Mitt Romney, member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, spoke on the Administration’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria and the temporary ceasefire with Turkey.