Romney, Cortez Masto Introduce Legislation to Rein in China’s Economic Aggression

Amendment to Energy Bill Monitors Mineral Investments under China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) introduced an amendment to the American Energy Innovation Act that would establish a mechanism to monitor mineral investments under the Belt and Road Initiative of the People’s Republic of China. The text of the amendment can be found here.

Romney Joins Bipartisan Letter Calling for UK to Reconsider Huawei Decision

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) joined his colleagues, led by Senators Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY), in urging Parliament to reconsider the Johnson government’s decision to allow Huawei to supply some of the United Kingdom’s 5G telecommunications structure. On Wednesday, the House of Commons is expected to take up debate on the security implications of the United Kingdom’s Huawei decision. In January, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that Huawei will be allowed to supply up to 35...

Romney Questions Top Health Officials at Coronavirus Hearing

Senator Romney today questioned top health officials at a HELP Committee hearing on the coronavirus. His line of questioning focused on preparedness and response, including the need to boost our strategic national stockpile of protective equipment and the production capacity for a vaccine.

Romney and Merkley Push FDA Official to Revise, Strengthen Vaping Guidance

Senators Mitt Romney and Jeff Merkley today met with Mitch Zeller, the FDA’s director of the Center for Tobacco Products to discuss the youth vaping crisis. Romney and Merkley are leading bipartisan legislation in the Senate that permanently bans flavors of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), ensures vaping cartridges are tamper-proof, and funds a robust public education campaign by applying the existing tobacco excise tax to e-cigarettes.

Romney Assists in Securing Grant to Provide Broadband for Uinta Basin

Senator Mitt Romney applauded a recent decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ReConnect program to award STRATA Networks a loan-grant combination in the amount $23.6 million, which will be used to provide new and improved broadband infrastructure to more than 3,000 locations in the Uinta Basin.

Romney, Colleagues to FDA: January Vaping Rules Fall Short of Protecting Youth and Public Health

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Tom Udall (D-NM) expressed concerns regarding the FDA’s recently issued January Guidance on vaping. In a letter to the director of the Center for Tobacco Products, Mitch Zeller, the senators expressed their concerns and requested answers from Mr. Zeller about devices, flavor requirements, and the Premarket Tobacco Product Applications process as the FDA...

Senate Unanimously Passes Romney Resolution Celebrating Women’s Suffrage

Resolution recognizes Utah’s leading role in movement
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today spoke on the Senate floor to commemorate the leading role of Utahns in the fight for women’s suffrage. After Romney concluded his remarks, the Senate unanimously passed the resolution he introduced with Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) recognizing Utah’s leading role in the suffrage movement and celebrating the sesquicentennial of the first votes by women under an equal suffrage law on February 14, 1870.

Committee Advances Romney Bill to Settle Water Rights for Navajo Nation

Romney renews call for Senate to pass water rights legislation
Senator Romney applauded today’s vote by the House Natural Resources Committee to advance legislation led by Congressmen Rob Bishop (R-UT) and John Curtis (R-UT) that would settle a decades-long negotiation among the Navajo Nation, federal government and the State of Utah over water rights for Utah Navajos. The Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act, companion Senate legislation which Romney introduced, currently awaits a vote by the full Senate.

Romney Opens St. George Office

Senator Mitt Romney announced the opening of his new Senate office located in St. George. The new office location will assist Senator Romney in serving Southern Utah, including providing assistance to local residents who need help with federal agency matters.