Senator Romney's Statement on Mueller Report

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) released the following statement regarding the Mueller report:

“I have now read the redacted Mueller report and offer my personal reaction.

“It is good news that there was insufficient evidence to charge the President of the United States with having conspired with a foreign adversary or with having obstructed justice. The alternative would have taken us through a wrenching process with the potential for constitutional crisis. The business of
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Romney, McSally, Sinema Introduce Legislation to Settle Water Rights for Navajo Nation in Utah

For many years there has been a great deal of conflict about who has the right to water that flows through Utah and the Navajo Nation as part of Utah. This conflict could have been resolved through a lengthy court process that would have cost millions of dollars and accomplished very little. Instead, we have come together to introduce legislation that will resolve this conflict by providing additional water for the Navajo Nation and for the people of Utah in a way that is good for everybody. At...

Romney Joins Colleagues in Introducing Legislation to Protect Association Health Plans, Thousands from Losing Health Insurance Coverage

Expanding Association Health Plans creates new opportunities for Utahns to band together and secure affordable health insurance. I’m proud to join my colleagues in introducing this legislation, which will start to ease burdensome Obamacare regulations to ensure small businesses and individuals can access quality health insurance at cheaper prices.

Romney Announces Support for Bernhardt

I recently met with Mr. Bernhardt to discuss a wide range of issues impacting Utah, such as the need for greater state and local involvement in public lands issues. Based on our discussion and his years of experience managing federal lands, I believe he has a solid understanding of issues affecting Utah and Western states. I will support his confirmation and look forward to working with the Department of the Interior to ensure that Utah has a voice in public lands decisions.

Romney, Colleagues Call on Sec. Pompeo to Raise Key Concerns during Bilateral Meeting with Egyptian President Sisi

There is strong, bipartisan support in Congress for a security partnership with Egypt that addresses our shared challenges and twenty-first century threats. A strong and sustainable U.S.-Egypt strategic partnership is vital for both countries but it requires Egypt to make a tangible effort to make those reforms. We welcome President Sisi’s visit during this critical time and encourage a frank and open dialogue with our strategic partner.

Romney, Colleagues Call for Action to Address Threats, Challenges from China

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) this week introduced the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Act of 2019, legislation to help ensure the U.S. government and Congress are prepared to face the multiple challenges posed by China. Specifically, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Act of 2019 implements the key recommendations of the 2018 report of the bipartisan U.S.-China Economic and Security Commission. 
 
“We must develop a...

Romney, Lee Urge Pentagon to Protect Funding for Utah Military Construction Projects

U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Mike Lee (R-UT) today urged Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan and Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Heather Wilson to reject the potential diversion of funds away from planned military construction projects in Utah as a result of the February 15, 2019 emergency declaration. The Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR) Consolidated Mission Control Center (CMCC) was included in the Pentagon’s list of projects that could potentially be affected.

Romney Joins Rubio, Menendez, Colleagues in Urging Sanctions, Export Controls and Financial Disclosures to Counter Chinese Human Rights Abuses in Xinjiang

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today joined Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), U.S. Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA) and Chris Smith (R-NJ), and a bipartisan group of their colleagues in urging Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to swiftly impose Global Magnitsky Act sanctions against Chen Quanguo, Xinjiang Communist Party Secretary and Politburo Member Secretary, and other Chinese...

Romney, Lee Join Colleagues in Introducing Drought Contingency Plan Legislation

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Mike Lee (R-UT) today joined their colleagues in introducing the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act, which would ensure the wide-reaching Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) forged between the seven Colorado River Basin states and Indian tribes can be implemented without delay.
   
The legislation is co-sponsored by all 14 Senators from the Colorado River Basin which includes: U.S. Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ), Kyrsten Sinema (D...

Romney Files Amendment Requiring Congress to Budget for Future Natural Disasters

In the past 5 years, we’ve spent more than $41 billion beyond existing spending limits on natural disasters. It’s time for Congress to start planning ahead for natural disasters by including funding for them in the annual budget process, instead of busting our spending limits and adding to our skyrocketing national debt. By including funding for disaster relief in the annual budget, my plan will make sure we live within our means instead of running up the government’s credit card.