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...

Romney, Murphy Statement on Yemen Ceasefire

Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), Chairman and Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, on Thursday made the following joint statement on the recently announced ceasefire in Yemen.