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.

Health Care Deal Includes Romney Provisions to Combat Vaping Crisis

Legislation includes measures to ban e-cigarettes in schools, raise federal tobacco age to 21
Senator Romney released the following statement after a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on health care legislation was reached. The agreement includes provisions from the Smoke-Free Schools Act and the Tobacco to 21 Act – legislation backed by Senator Romney – to address the youth vaping crisis. Romney has led efforts to reverse this epidemic, repeatedly raising the issue in HELP Committee hearings, meetings with the president, and with the FDA nominee during his confirmation process.

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.

Romney, Rubio, Collins Help Secure Inclusion of Huawei Provision in Final Defense Bill

Legislation would protect U.S. from threat China’s Huawei poses to national security
Senators Romney, Rubio (R-FL), and Collins (R-ME) welcomed the inclusion of legislation in the annual defense authorization bill that would ensure that Huawei is not removed from the entities list until it no longer poses a threat to national security. The final version of the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) reflects provisions from the Huawei Prohibition Act of 2019, introduced by Romney, Rubio, and Collins that Huawei Technologies, Co. Ltd. is not removed from the Commerce...

Federal Agency Accepts Romney, Bennet Request to Review USDA’s Emergency Watershed Protection Program

Following Senators’ Letter, Government Accountability Office Will Review Implementation and Effectiveness of Program
Senators Romney and Bennet (D-CO) announced that the Government Accountability Office has accepted their request to review the effectiveness and implementation of the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP): “It is welcome news that the Government Accountability Office has accepted our request in a timely manner. As the review process moves forward, I will continue working with our state and federal partners to ensure that communities across Utah have the...

Romney, Colleagues Warn of National Security and Public Health Risks Posed by China's Influence Over Drug Supply Chain

Foreign Imports Account for 80% of U.S. Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients
Senator Romney joined Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) in sending a letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper raising concerns about the national security risks posed by U.S. reliance on foreign-manufactured pharmaceutical products. In recent years, China has come to dominate the global market for pharmaceutical products, particularly active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), which are necessary to manufacture pharmaceutical products such as generic drugs...