Romney Joins Colleagues in Urging Immediate Fix to Ensure Continued Operation of SBA’s 7(a) Loan Program

SALT LAKE CITY—U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, joined his colleagues in urging the Secretary of the Treasury and the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide an immediate administrative fix to ensure the continued operation of the 7(a) loan program. 
Due to a technical drafting error, the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act did not create...

Romney Urges Independent Review of WHO’s COVID-19 Response

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined his colleagues in sending a letter to United Nations (UN) Secretary General António Guterres requesting that the UN convene an independent panel of experts to conduct a review of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Romney, Sinema Raise Concerns Regarding Lack of COVID-19 Data Reporting

Senators Urge CDC to Establish Uniformed Data Infrastructure to Improve Real-Time Reporting
Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) today raised concerns over significant gaps in COVID-19 data reporting which have hampered federal response efforts. In a letter, the senators urged the CDC to expand its capabilities to develop near real-time reporting of outbreaks in order to prepare for a potential second wave of COVID-19, as the CDC Director warned about this week, and any future pandemic.

Romney Statement on Report Projecting Social Security, Medicare Insolvency

Renews Call for Congress to Pass TRUST Act to Rescue These Endangered Trust Funds
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today issued the following statement on the annual report released by the Social Security and Medicare Trustees projecting that Medicare will become insolvent by 2026 and Social Security will no longer be able to pay full benefits starting in 2035. To address these financial challenges, Senator Romney introduced the TRUST Act.

Romney, Colleagues Call on USDA to Assist Dairy Farmers

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) joined his colleagues, led by Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), in urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to extend assistance to the dairy industry, which has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Romney, Murphy Announce Legislation to Reaffirm U.S. Commitment to Global Health Security, Reorient Our Global Pandemic Response Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Legislation Pushes for Post at the National Security Council to Implement Global Health Security Agenda
Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Friday announced that they will introduce legislation to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to global health security amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Global Health Security Act would establish a Global Health Security Interagency Review Council and the United States Coordinator for Global Health Security, appointed by the president from the National Security Council.

Romney Joins Bipartisan Call to Safeguard Inspector General Independence Following ICIG Removal

Letter to President Trump Details Importance of IGs and Removal Procedures
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers, led by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), in calling on President Trump to provide a detailed written explanation for his decision to remove an inspector general. In a letter, the lawmakers underscore the important role inspectors general play in holding agencies accountable and outline the removal procedures, which are designed to prevent political interference. Cosigners of the letter include Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Susan...