Romney Joins Lee in Introducing Bipartisan Bill to Help Military Families

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today joined his colleagues, led by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), in introducing the Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act, legislation which would give military spouses with valid professional licenses in one state reciprocity in the state where their spouse is currently serving on military orders.

Romney Applauds Signing of Peace Agreements Between Israel and Gulf Arab Nations

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) released the following statement regarding the historic peace agreements between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain which were signed at the White House today:
           
“Forging new partnerships between our friends in the Middle East is critical to countering the region’s malign actors such as Iran and is in the best interest of U.S. national security. The normalization of relations between the UAE and Israel will advance commerce
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Romney Joins Colleagues in Introducing Resolution in Support of Belarusian People

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) joined colleagues, led by Senators Jim Risch (R-ID) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chris Coons (D-DE), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Tim Kaine (D-VA), today introduced a resolution condemning the crackdown on peaceful protestors in Belarus and...

Romney Discusses Latest Youth Vaping Data with FDA Commissioner

Urges Additional Federal Action to Protect the Public Health
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today released the following statement after a phone call with FDA Commissioner Dr. Hahn regarding the newly released data from the 2020 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) and the latest actions taken by the FDA to curb youth e-cigarette use:

VIDEO: Romney Pushes for Comprehensive Effort to Strengthen COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence


WASHINGTON—At a Health Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) spoke with Surgeon General VADM Dr. Jerome Adams and NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins about the need for a comprehensive effort to increase the confidence Americans have in safe vaccines.
      
A partial transcript can be found below and full video of the exchange can be found here.
   
Senator Romney: I want to pick up on a line of questioning that Senator Murkowski described and that is with regard to the...

Romney Joins Bipartisan Senate Resolution in Solidarity with People of Lebanon Following Port of Beirut Blast

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) joined his colleagues, led by Senators Jim Risch (R-ID) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in introducing a Senate Resolution regarding the massive explosion in the Port of Beirut, Lebanon on August 4, 2020. The bipartisan resolution extends heartfelt condolences to the people of Lebanon on behalf of the U.S. Senate and reiterates support for ongoing U.S. government efforts to provide emergency humanitarian...

Romney, Tester, King Lead Legislation to Extend Loan Support to Small Businesses

Rural Equal Aid Act expands CARES Act loan relief to Department of Agriculture Rural Development programs
Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Angus King (I-ME) today introduced legislation which would enhance support for rural communities, family farms, and small businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Rural Equal Aid Act would provide relief to rural small businesses by expanding assistance Congress previously provided for certain existing Small Business Administration (SBA) loans to Rural Development (RD) program loans within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Romney, Collins, McSally Introduce Measure to Extend Expired UI Benefits Through End of Year

As negotiations continue this week on COVID-19 relief, U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Martha McSally (R-AZ) today introduced a measure to extend currently expired unemployment insurance benefits to ensure that unemployed workers receive them through the end of the year. The legislation allows states flexibility to transition toward wage replacement and would phase in lower payments over the course of the next five months.