Utah Priorities Included in End of Year Funding Bills

Includes provisions important for public health, national security, and rural communities
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today voted in favor of two Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations bills, which include legislation he fought for to reduce youth vaping, support Hill Air Force Base, repeal Obamacare taxes, and protect rural Utah communities.

Romney, Bishop Introduce Bill to Protect Wilderness in Illinois

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced the bicameral Shawnee Wilderness Area Designation Act of 2019, legislation to lock up 289,000 acres of land in Illinois and make it part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Earlier this week, they condemned legislation introduced by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) that betrays an agreement to designate nearly one million acres in Emery County for multiple use, which was made as part of the Natural Resources Management...

Romney Applauds Passage of Defense Bill with Critical Provisions for National Security, Utah’s Hill Air Force Base

Hill Air Force Base priorities include F-35 maintenance, modernization of our nuclear deterrent, and land transfer
Senator Romney applauded Senate passage of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which authorizes funding for our national defense, promotes the advancement of technological research, and provides for a pay raise for our troops. The NDAA also includes critical provisions Romney fought for to support Utah’s Hill Air Force Base, and to protect the U.S. from the threat that China’s Huawei poses to national security.

Romney, Curtis, Bishop Condemn Durbin Bill that Harms Emery County

Legislation Betrays Agreement Made in Lands Package Enacted Earlier this Year
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) with Congressmen John Curtis (R-UT) and Rob Bishop (R-UT) today condemned legislation introduced by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) that would undercut the Emery County Public Land Management Act that was agreed to as part of the Natural Resources Management Act, the public lands package signed into law earlier this year. The Emery County Public Land Management Act was an agreement and compromise made prior to passage between conservationists, recreationists, mineral...

Romney Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bill to Support Computer Science Students and Educators

Senator Romney joined Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) in introducing the bipartisan, bicameral Teacher Education for Computer Science Act (Teach CS Act), legislation that would support teacher training and schools in educating students in the area of computer science. The senators introduced this bill during Computer Science Education Week, which is observed each year during the week of December 9th, to raise awareness about and encourage students to...

Romney, Colleagues Introduce Bill Imposing Sanctions on Drug Cartels

Senator Romney joined colleagues in introducing the Significant Transnational Criminal Organization Designation Act, legislation that would subject certain foreign criminal organizations like drug cartels to sanctions, including immigration, financial, and criminal penalties. The process would be similar to the system used for designating entities as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs).

Romney Pushes for Paid Family Leave at White House Summit

Senator Romney participated in the Child Care & Paid Leave Summit at the White House, where he joined several colleagues to discuss potential solutions to provide paid family leave for American families. In March, he teamed up with Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) to introduce the New Parents Act to give parents an option for paid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child.

Romney Expresses Concern about 500% Fee Increase to Obtain Genealogy Records

Proposed fee hike would greatly inhibit Utahns’ access to family history records
Senator Romney expressed his concern about a rule proposed by the Department of Homeland Security that would place a 500% fee increase on the delivery of family history records obtained through U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This rule would greatly inhibit Utahns’ access to these records.

Committee Approves Romney Bill to Confront Rise of China

Legislation would require the U.S. to partner with allies around the world
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee today voted to approve the Indo-Pacific Cooperation Act of 2019, legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) and cosponsored by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Todd Young (R-IN), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) that would require the U.S. to partner with allies in the Indo-Pacific region, Europe, and elsewhere, to develop a unified approach to address the rise of China.