Romney Cosponsors Bill to Bolster Inspector General Protections

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today joined his colleagues, led by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Gary Peters (D-MI), in introducing bipartisan legislation to strengthen a 2008 inspector general (IG) protection law that has been routinely flouted by two successive administrations from both political parties. The Securing Inspector General Independence Act (S. 3994) is also cosponsored by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), James Lankford (R-OK), Tom Carper (D-DE), Jon Tester...

Romney Cosponsors Bill to Reform Policing Practices

JUSTICE Act Focuses on Police Reform, Accountability, and Transparency
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today joined his colleagues, led by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), in introducing the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act, legislation which would improve policing practices across the United States.

Romney Votes Against Bill that Expands Government Control of Utah Lands, Adds to National Debt

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today released the following statement after voting against the Great American Outdoors Act, legislation that would give the federal government control over more of Utah’s lands and add to the national debt by authorizing increased mandatory spending. Romney co-sponsored an amendment that would address the massive federal lands maintenance backlog, which was not included in the final legislation.

Romney Urges Paperwork Relief for Small Businesses Who Utilized PPP

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today joined his colleagues, led by Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD), in urging Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza to ease paperwork requirements for small businesses seeking loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The letter, signed by 44 senators, specifically requests that the loan forgiveness application for loans under $250,000 to be no longer than one page in length.

Romney, Coons Seek More Information From Treasury on Jobs and Labor Markets

Better Understanding Relief Programs’ Impact Will Help Congress Draft Additional Legislation Focused on Workers
As Congress considers additional relief legislation, U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Chris Coons (D-DE) today sought answers from the Secretary of the Treasury to better understand the economic impact of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). An accurate picture of the job growth resulting from PPP hiring incentives—rather than market conditions—will help Congress craft legislation better tailored to helping American workers.  

Senate Passes Romney Bill to Settle Water Rights for Navajo Nation in Utah

Legislation Now Awaits Passage by the House
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) released the following statement after the Senate passed the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act, his legislation to settle a decades-long negotiation among the Navajo Nation, federal government and the State of Utah over water rights for Utah Navajos. The legislation, led by Congressmen Rob Bishop (R-UT) and John Curtis (R-UT), awaits passage by the House of Representatives.

Senate Unanimously Passes Romney-backed PPP Extension

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) released the following statement today after the Senate unanimously passed important updates he fought for to improve the PPP loan program. The measure extends the loan forgiveness period to 24 weeks instead of 8 and eases the payroll threshold requirement from 75 percent to 60 percent. Romney introduced the initial Senate PPP extension proposal with Senator Manchin last month.

Romney Urges State Department to Expedite Massive Passport Application Backlog

Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), James Lankford (R-OK), John Cornyn (R-TX), David Perdue (R-GA), Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), and John Boozman (R-AR) sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to seek answers as to why the passport applications of Americans have not been completed since March 19, 2020. The lack of processing has resulted in a backlog of 1.6 million applications, and the State Department has continued to receive applicants’ payments for passport fees even though...

Romney Lauds State Department Officials for Efforts to Bring Utahns Home During COVID-19

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a bipartisan resolution cosponsored by Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) to commend State Department professionals for their dedication repatriating United States citizens and legal permanent residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The resolution, led by Chairman Jim Risch (R-ID) and Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-NJ), now moves to the full Senate for consideration.