Romney, Lee Applaud Senate Confirmation of Utah Judge

Senators Mitt Romney and Mike Lee released the following statement regarding the confirmation of David B. Barlow of South Jordan to serve as United States District Judge for the District of Utah. In July, Romney and Lee introduced Barlow at his nomination hearing before the Judiciary Committee.

Romney Statement on Latest Vaping Data

CDC report shows more than 27 percent of high schoolers and 10.5 percent of middle schoolers reported vaping in the last month
The latest data released today by the CDC shows that the vaping crisis is worsening, with more than one quarter of high schoolers and 10.5 percent of middle schoolers reporting they have vaped in the past 30 days. To reverse this deadly trend, the Administration and Congress must act without any more delay to ban flavors that appeal to kids and prevent vaping cartridges from being adulterated with substances that kill. A continued failure to act in the face of this data would be unconscionable.

Romney, Peters Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Fight Spread of Opioids Through the Mail

Utah continues to have a higher opioid overdose death rate than the national average, and our rural communities – particularly Carbon and Emery counties – are disproportionately harmed. As we work on solutions to the opioid crisis in our state and the nation, we must develop a multi-front approach that combats the illicit flow of opioids into our neighborhoods. After finding that the U.S. Postal Service does not have in place an overarching strategy to combat illicit drug distribution, we are...

Romney, Murphy Announce Bipartisan Working Group on Student Athlete Compensation & Related Issues

Universities and colleges in Utah are grappling with potential changes related to compensating student athletes and so are schools across the nation. It’s not fair for student athletes, especially those coming from low-income families, to give so much time and energy to their sport without any kind of compensation. We need to find a way to resolve this inequity while preserving the integrity of collegiate sports. This working group will serve as a forum for an ongoing bipartisan dialogue as we...

Romney, Lee Applaud Senate Confirmation of Utah Judge

Senators Mitt Romney and Mike Lee released the following statement regarding the confirmation of David B. Barlow of South Jordan to serve as United States District Judge for the District of Utah. In July, Romney and Lee introduced Barlow at his nomination hearing before the Judiciary Committee.

Romney: FDA Nominee Must Put Public Health Above Political Interest

Senator Romney, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), voted in support of advancing Dr. Stephen Hahn’s nomination to serve as FDA Commissioner but stressed that if confirmed, Dr. Hahn must put public health above political considerations in addressing the youth vaping epidemic. The Committee advanced the nomination by a vote of 18-5.

Romney Joins Colleagues in Urging Review of China’s Corporate Social Credit System

Senator Romney joined his colleagues in sending a letter to USTR Ambassador Lighthizer outlining their concerns with the Chinese government’s efforts to develop and deploy its Corporate Social Credit System (Corporate SCS). The Corporate SCS represents China formalizing a system to punish American companies and workers for speaking out against the Chinese government.

Romney Meets with President on Youth Vaping Epidemic

I appreciated the President’s efforts to bring together stakeholders and experts to discuss proposals to solve the youth vaping epidemic. Everyone agrees that this is a serious problem, but it’s clear there are differing views about the best way to develop responsible guidelines to protect our kids. While I hope the Administration will act without further delay on its prior proposal to ban flavors that appeal to kids, I will also continue to push for my legislation that bans flavors, ensures...

Romney Votes Against Spending Bill

I promised the people of Utah I would vote against these kinds of last-minute, short-term spending bills. We passed a bill like this in September, and here we are again, and in four more weeks will do this all over again. This is no way to govern. The longer Congress continues to rubber-stamp spending bills without addressing the drivers of our debt, the worse our country’s fiscal challenges get. That is why I voted against this spending bill.

Romney: Administration must follow through on flavor ban

FDA Nominee “Alarmed” By Youth Vaping Data, Says “Bold Action” Needed
At a confirmation hearing for Dr. Stephen Hahn to serve as the next FDA Commissioner, U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) urged him to put public health ahead of politics in taking action to address the vaping epidemic. Romney is leading legislative efforts to reduce youth vaping and nicotine addiction.