Romney: Current U.S. Approach to China “Isn’t Working”


WASHINGTON—At a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) outlined the need for the United States to develop a comprehensive strategy to confront China’s growing aggression. Earlier today, he joined his colleagues in introducing the Strengthening Trade, Regional Alliances, Technology, and Economic and Geopolitical Initiatives Concerning China Act (STRATEGIC Act), legislation to advance a comprehensive strategy for U.S. competition with the People’s...

Romney, Curtis Introduce Legislation to Advance the Popular Bonneville Shoreline Trail

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Representative John Curtis (R-UT), who last year worked together to secure nearly a million acres of conservation and recreation designations in southern Utah, introduced new bicameral legislation to enable the construction of high priority sections of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST) to enhance recreation opportunities near Utah’s most urban areas.

Romney Joins Bipartisan Effort Calling on Nation’s Top Health Agencies to Ensure Expanded Telehealth Services Continue Beyond Pandemic

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) joined his colleagues, led by Senators Tina Smith (D-MN) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), in calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide Congress with a written plan and timeline about any potential changes to Medicare rules governing telehealth.

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.