Romney and Bennet Request Review of USDA’s Emergency Watershed Protection Program

Senators seek to improve program, better serve communities recovering from wildfires
U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) called on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP). The EWP is an important tool for post-fire recovery in the West. Recently, Utah and Colorado received EWP funding following fires in 2018 that damaged watersheds and led to unprecedented evacuations.

Romney Meets with Utah Angel in Adoption Honoree

U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today met with Bonnie Hilton from Herriman, who he nominated to be Utah’s 2019 Angel in Adoption Honoree for her advocacy on behalf of children in the state. During their meeting, Ms. Hilton shared with Senator Romney her child welfare story, and Senator Romney awarded her with an honorary pin and certificate on behalf of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI).

What Utahns are Saying About the TRUST Act:

Support grew across Utah this week for the TRUST Act, bipartisan and bicameral legislation introduced by Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) which would create committees specifically tasked to develop legislation to rescue endangered federal trust funds.

Romney Backs Legislation to Ban TSP Board from Steering Federal Retirement Savings to China

Deliberately choosing to invest the retirement savings of hardworking Americans in state-owned and state-directed firms in China effectively funds the Communist Party’s efforts to undermine our economic and national security. Congress must act now to prevent the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board from steering the retirement savings of our federal employees and military members into the hands of China’s Communist Party.

Romney Discusses Vaping Crisis with FDA Nominee

Hahn expresses support for Romney proposal to ensure vape cartridges are tamper-proof
s a physician specializing in lung cancer, Dr. Hahn understands the urgency in addressing the vaping epidemic that continues to put our nation’s young people at serious risk of nicotine addiction. I am encouraged by his commitment to prioritizing research into the long-term effects of nicotine and look forward to working with him to solve this public health crisis.

Romney Joins Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus

Addressing climate change is going to require significant private sector investments and a major global breakthrough in innovation and technology. To that end, Congress should explore ways to incentivize the research, development, and deployment of clean technologies. This caucus will serve as a starting point for a productive bipartisan dialogue as we work toward potential solutions for addressing climate change.

Romney Honors Major General Jeff Burton

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today honored Major General Jeff Burton, Adjutant General of the Utah National Guard, who will be retiring this week following a career dedicated to public service.
                         
Romney’s remarks on the Senate floor can be found below.
                       
“Mr. President, I wish to congratulate Major General Jeff Burton, a man of remarkable achievement and character on a career dedicated to public service. After seven years serving
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Romney Backs Legislation to Strengthen Early Childhood Education

Bipartisan legislation would invest in school leadership programs
The importance of early childhood education cannot be overstated. It is absolutely essential that our teachers are adequately prepared to provide the best instruction to our children. This legislation will ensure that Utah’s public school leaders receive the support needed to guide and evaluate those who teach our youngest people, at such a critical stage in their development.

“Bold and Brave”: Support Grows for TRUST Act

“Our debt and deficit challenges have been ignored by our national leaders for far too long”
Support grew this week for the TRUST Act, bipartisan and bicameral legislation introduced by Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) which would create committees specifically tasked to develop legislation to rescue endangered federal trust funds.

Romney, Merkley File Vaping Bill as Amendment to Appropriations Bill

HELP Committee to hold hearing on vaping illness response on November 13
We are introducing our ENND Act as an amendment to the appropriations package being considered on the floor today because we simply cannot afford anymore delay in putting our nation’s young people at risk of nicotine addiction. I urge my colleagues to join me in taking decisive action on this issue.