Romney, Merkley Introduce Legislation to Protect Long-Term Health of Saline Ecosystems

Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced legislation to facilitate an integrated regional assessment of saline lake ecosystems. The Saline Lake Ecosystems in the Great Basin States Program Act of 2020 would fill a critical data gap regarding current and future stressors in saline lakes that has made it nearly impossible to address a variety of problems caused by declining water levels.

Romney Signs Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter on Chinese Government Atrocities in Xinjiang

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) joined his colleagues, led by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA) and Christopher Smith (R-NJ), in sending a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin regarding the ongoing atrocities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities.

Romney Pushes Legislation to Improve Data to Fight COVID-19

The TEST Act Will Strengthen Disease Detection Systems and Preparedness Efforts for Potential Second Wave and Future Pandemics
Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) introduced the Timely and Effective Systematic Testing (TEST) Act, bipartisan legislation to strengthen the nation’s health preparedness efforts for COVID-19 recovery and future pandemics by requiring a plan for diagnostic testing and public health system integration to better detect infectious diseases, prevent outbreaks, and avoid future economic shutdowns related to pandemics. The senators...

Romney Introduces Amendments to Confront China’s Aggression, Support Utah’s Role in National Security

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) introduced several amendments to the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) aimed at confronting China’s growing aggression and the threat it poses to U.S. national security, intellectual property, and technology. He also introduced amendments to limit the reduction of U.S. troops deployed to Germany and to support the role of Utah in U.S. national security. The NDAA is being considered on the Senate floor this week.

Romney Joins Call on Central Asian Leaders to Release Unjustly Detained Prisoners at High Risk of COVID-19

Senator Romney, member of the Foreign Relations Committee, today joined his colleagues in calling on four Central Asian Presidents to release detainees imprisoned for peaceful activism who are also at high risk of contracting COVID-19. Citing high-profile cases of detained students, activists, and human rights defenders, the bipartisan letters were sent to the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly...

Romney, Colleagues Introduce Measure to Defense Bill to Limit Troop Reductions in Germany

In response to the administration’s recent announcement, U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chris Coons (D-DE), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would limit the use of funds to reduce the number of members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty in Germany.

Romney Cosponsors Bill to Bolster Inspector General Protections

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today joined his colleagues, led by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Gary Peters (D-MI), in introducing bipartisan legislation to strengthen a 2008 inspector general (IG) protection law that has been routinely flouted by two successive administrations from both political parties. The Securing Inspector General Independence Act (S. 3994) is also cosponsored by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), James Lankford (R-OK), Tom Carper (D-DE), Jon Tester...

Romney Cosponsors Bill to Reform Policing Practices

JUSTICE Act Focuses on Police Reform, Accountability, and Transparency
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today joined his colleagues, led by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), in introducing the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act, legislation which would improve policing practices across the United States.

Romney Votes Against Bill that Expands Government Control of Utah Lands, Adds to National Debt

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today released the following statement after voting against the Great American Outdoors Act, legislation that would give the federal government control over more of Utah’s lands and add to the national debt by authorizing increased mandatory spending. Romney co-sponsored an amendment that would address the massive federal lands maintenance backlog, which was not included in the final legislation.