Press Releases

Romney, Cortez Masto Urge Administration to Provide Details on U.S. Military Strategy in Syria

Senators say coherent administration strategy is necessary to achieve U.S. objectives in Syria, including defeat of ISIS
U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) today wrote to Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley requesting they provide detailed information about the mission of U.S. troops currently deployed in Syria, including steps taken to protect them from potential Iranian retaliation for the killing of Qassim Suleimani.

Romney, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Bring Parity to User Fees on E-Cigarette and Tobacco Companies

The Resources to Prevent Youth Vaping Act is endorsed by the American Heart Association and the American Lung Association
U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Susan Collins (R-ME) this week introduced bipartisan legislation to protect children from the dangers of e-cigarettes. The Resources to Prevent Youth Vaping Act would require that e-cigarette manufacturers pay user fees to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help to fund more activity at FDA to conduct stronger oversight of the e-cigarette industry and increase...

Romney and Lee Introduce Resolution Recognizing Utah’s Fight for Women’s Suffrage

Utah Senators Mitt Romney and Mike Lee introduced a Senate resolution recognizing the leading role of Utahns in the fight for women’s suffrage and celebrating the sesquicentennial of the first votes by women under the equal suffrage law of Utah on February 14, 1870. Congressman Bishop (R-UT) introduced a companion resolution in the House of Representatives that is being cosponsored by the other members of the Utah delegation.

Romney, Colleagues Recognize Iranian Protests, Condemn Regime Retaliation

Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Martha McSally (R-AZ), James Lankford (R-OK), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Joni Ernst (R-IA), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced a resolution making clear the United States Senate stands with the Iranian people. This resolution comes just days after thousands of Iranian protestors took to the streets in opposition to oppressive Iranian government policies and the downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet.

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

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.