Romney Applauds Passage of Defense Bill with Critical Provisions for National Security, Utah’s Hill Air Force Base

Hill Air Force Base priorities include F-35 maintenance, modernization of our nuclear deterrent, and land transfer
Senator Romney applauded Senate passage of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which authorizes funding for our national defense, promotes the advancement of technological research, and provides for a pay raise for our troops. The NDAA also includes critical provisions Romney fought for to support Utah’s Hill Air Force Base, and to protect the U.S. from the threat that China’s Huawei poses to national security.

Romney, Curtis, Bishop Condemn Durbin Bill that Harms Emery County

Legislation Betrays Agreement Made in Lands Package Enacted Earlier this Year
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) with Congressmen John Curtis (R-UT) and Rob Bishop (R-UT) today condemned legislation introduced by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) that would undercut the Emery County Public Land Management Act that was agreed to as part of the Natural Resources Management Act, the public lands package signed into law earlier this year. The Emery County Public Land Management Act was an agreement and compromise made prior to passage between conservationists, recreationists, mineral...

Romney Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bill to Support Computer Science Students and Educators

Senator Romney joined Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) in introducing the bipartisan, bicameral Teacher Education for Computer Science Act (Teach CS Act), legislation that would support teacher training and schools in educating students in the area of computer science. The senators introduced this bill during Computer Science Education Week, which is observed each year during the week of December 9th, to raise awareness about and encourage students to...

Romney Pushes for Paid Family Leave at White House Summit

Senator Romney participated in the Child Care & Paid Leave Summit at the White House, where he joined several colleagues to discuss potential solutions to provide paid family leave for American families. In March, he teamed up with Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) to introduce the New Parents Act to give parents an option for paid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child.

Romney, Colleagues Introduce Bill Imposing Sanctions on Drug Cartels

Senator Romney joined colleagues in introducing the Significant Transnational Criminal Organization Designation Act, legislation that would subject certain foreign criminal organizations like drug cartels to sanctions, including immigration, financial, and criminal penalties. The process would be similar to the system used for designating entities as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs).

Committee Approves Romney Bill to Confront Rise of China

Legislation would require the U.S. to partner with allies around the world
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee today voted to approve the Indo-Pacific Cooperation Act of 2019, legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) and cosponsored by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Todd Young (R-IN), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) that would require the U.S. to partner with allies in the Indo-Pacific region, Europe, and elsewhere, to develop a unified approach to address the rise of China.

Health Care Deal Includes Romney Provisions to Combat Vaping Crisis

Legislation includes measures to ban e-cigarettes in schools, raise federal tobacco age to 21
Senator Romney released the following statement after a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on health care legislation was reached. The agreement includes provisions from the Smoke-Free Schools Act and the Tobacco to 21 Act – legislation backed by Senator Romney – to address the youth vaping crisis. Romney has led efforts to reverse this epidemic, repeatedly raising the issue in HELP Committee hearings, meetings with the president, and with the FDA nominee during his confirmation process.

Romney Expresses Concern about 500% Fee Increase to Obtain Genealogy Records

Proposed fee hike would greatly inhibit Utahns’ access to family history records
Senator Romney expressed his concern about a rule proposed by the Department of Homeland Security that would place a 500% fee increase on the delivery of family history records obtained through U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This rule would greatly inhibit Utahns’ access to these records.

Federal Agency Accepts Romney, Bennet Request to Review USDA’s Emergency Watershed Protection Program

Following Senators’ Letter, Government Accountability Office Will Review Implementation and Effectiveness of Program
Senators Romney and Bennet (D-CO) announced that the Government Accountability Office has accepted their request to review the effectiveness and implementation of the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP): “It is welcome news that the Government Accountability Office has accepted our request in a timely manner. As the review process moves forward, I will continue working with our state and federal partners to ensure that communities across Utah have the...