Office of Senator Romney Releases Midterm Report

WASHINGTON—The Office of U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today released a report detailing the policy and constituent service accomplishments at the halfway mark of Romney’s Senate term. Major legislative highlights include the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill, enactment of the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act, negotiation of the bipartisan COVID Relief Act of 2020, and passage of Romney’s amendment requiring the president to create a comprehensive strategy to confront China. The Romney team also assisted with more than 4,000 constituent casework claims, responded to more than 800,000 pieces of constituent mail, and met with thousands of Utahns. Keep reading for a brief recap of the first half of Romney’s Senate term:

“When I ran for Senate, I pledged to fight for Utahns’ values and priorities in Washington. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been serving the people of Utah for more than three years now. My time in the Senate has been marked by divided government, and while it has provided challenge, it has also presented an opportunity for both parties to find common ground in tackling some of the biggest issues facing our country—including COVID relief and a historic investment in our country’s infrastructure. The rise in authoritarianism around the world, our growing national debt, and a changing climate will continue to pose great challenges to our country in the coming years—and such challenges demand that we work together to find effective strategies and solutions.

“I’m proud of the work my team and I have done to stand up for Utahns—pushing back against federal overreach on issues impacting our rural counties, fighting for more access and greater local input in public land matters, and safeguarding Utah’s role in our national security. Soon after I took office, final negotiations took place regarding the a public lands package that was result of years of collaboration between Utah county commissioners and local ranchers, recreationists and conservationists. I also continue to work with my fellow delegation members to advocate for a permanent, legislative solution to the boundaries and management of Utah’s national monuments.

“My joint casework team with Senator Lee has worked on more than 4,000 cases, helping Utahns in need of assistance with federal agencies. I’ve met with thousands of Utahns from across our state to learn more about the challenges facing communities and what our team might be able to do to help. We’ve also responded to nearly 800,000 constituent comments, questions and requests about a variety of issues.

“Each day, I remain honored to serve in the Senate—where your ideas inspire me to work toward solutions that will improve not just the lives of Utahns, but the lives of all Americans. There is much work to be done, but over the next three years, I pledge to continue to advance Utah priorities in Washington and to work with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to tackle important issues—big and small. I hope you’ll take a moment to read on for some of our wins over the past three years.”

The full Romney Midterm Report can be found here.