VIDEO: Romney Pushes for Comprehensive Effort to Strengthen COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

WASHINGTON—At a Health Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) spoke with Surgeon General VADM Dr. Jerome Adams and NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins about the need for a comprehensive effort to increase the confidence Americans have in safe vaccines.
A partial transcript can be found below and full video of the exchange can be found here.
Senator Romney: I want to pick up on a line of questioning that Senator Murkowski described and that is with regard to the...

Romney Joins Bipartisan Senate Resolution in Solidarity with People of Lebanon Following Port of Beirut Blast

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) joined his colleagues, led by Senators Jim Risch (R-ID) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in introducing a Senate Resolution regarding the massive explosion in the Port of Beirut, Lebanon on August 4, 2020. The bipartisan resolution extends heartfelt condolences to the people of Lebanon on behalf of the U.S. Senate and reiterates support for ongoing U.S. government efforts to provide emergency humanitarian...

Romney, Tester, King Lead Legislation to Extend Loan Support to Small Businesses

Rural Equal Aid Act expands CARES Act loan relief to Department of Agriculture Rural Development programs
Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Angus King (I-ME) today introduced legislation which would enhance support for rural communities, family farms, and small businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Rural Equal Aid Act would provide relief to rural small businesses by expanding assistance Congress previously provided for certain existing Small Business Administration (SBA) loans to Rural Development (RD) program loans within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Romney, Collins, McSally Introduce Measure to Extend Expired UI Benefits Through End of Year

As negotiations continue this week on COVID-19 relief, U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Martha McSally (R-AZ) today introduced a measure to extend currently expired unemployment insurance benefits to ensure that unemployed workers receive them through the end of the year. The legislation allows states flexibility to transition toward wage replacement and would phase in lower payments over the course of the next five months.

Romney Joins Lee in Asking Justice Department to Immediately Investigate Meat Processing Plant Merger

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) joined Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), four other senators, and six members of the House of Representatives in sending a letter to Justice Department Antitrust Division Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Wednesday, asking him to immediately open an investigation into the acquisition of a Mountain States Rosen (MSR) lamb processing facility in Greeley, CO.
“MSR is a cooperative owned by more than 145 American families. Reports tell us that its Greeley...

Romney, Collins, McSally Introduce Extension to Stop Disruption of Unemployment Benefits

WASHINGTON—With federal unemployment insurance benefits expiring this week amid negotiations on COVID-19 relief, U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Martha McSally (R-AZ) today introduced legislation that would prevent Americans from experiencing a sudden lapse in their supplemental benefits. The CARES Act authorized an extra $600 per week in federal unemployment payments, on top of state unemployment benefits. Today’s legislation incentivizes states to improve outdated...

Romney Statement on Administration Plan to Cut U.S. Troops from Germany

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today released the following statement regarding the Administration’s announcement that it plans to remove thousands of U.S. troops from Germany. Romney offered an amendment to the FY21 NDAA aimed at preventing such a withdrawal and reaffirming support for Germany and our NATO allies. The amendment ultimately did not receive consideration on the Senate floor.
“The plan outlined by the Administration today to remove thousands of U.S