Utah Delegation Requests Meeting with President Before Final Decision on Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments

Asks that Secretary Haaland’s report on the monuments be made available to Congress
Upon learning that Secretary Haaland submitted her recommendations on Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Representatives Chris Stewart (R-UT), John Curtis (R-UT), Burgess Owens (R-UT), and Blake Moore (R-UT) sent a letter to President Biden requesting that he meet with them before making a final decision on the boundaries and management of the monuments. They also requested that Secretary Haaland’s full report be...

Romney Leads Colleagues in Introducing Bill to Reduce Traffic Congestion

Smart Intersections Act would improve traffic signals and roadway efficiency throughout the country
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today led his colleagues in introducing the Smart Intersections Act, legislation which would reduce traffic congestion and improve roadway efficiency by establishing a grant program at the Department of Transportation (DOT) with the purpose of improving the functioning of traffic signals throughout the country. U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) are cosponsors of the legislation.

Romney and Markey Announce Asia Subcommittee Hearing on Strengthening Partnership with Taiwan

Call for expedited delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan
Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Ranking Member and Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, released the following statement today announcing the subcommittee hearing, “Strength Through Partnership: Building the U.S. – Taiwan Relationship,” scheduled for 10:00am ET on June 17, 2021.

Senate Passes Endless Frontier Act with Romney Measures to Counter China

One of Romney’s amendments would mandate diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics
The Senate today passed the Endless Frontier Act with eight amendments authored by U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) aimed at developing a strategy to counter China. One of Romney’s amendments mandates a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics in light of the Chinese Communist Party’s ongoing human rights abuses, including the Uyghur genocide.

Romney Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Delegation in Introducing Resolution Remembering Victims of 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre and Condemning Crackdown on Human Rights in China and Hong Kong

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), Ranking Member of the East Asia Subcommittee on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the East Asia Subcommittee on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA), Chairman of the Asia Subcommittee on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Representative Steve Chabot (R-OH), Ranking Member of the Asia Subcommittee on the House Foreign Affairs Committee in introducing a bipartisan, bicameral...

Romney Offers Measures to Counter China

Amendments to U.S. Innovation and Competition Act would require the President to develop a grand strategy with respect to China and drill down on Chinese propaganda efforts
Senator Romney offered amendments to the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, formerly known as the Endless Frontier Act, being considered on the Senate floor this week.

Romney Introduces Legislation to Bolster Utah’s Efforts to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Bipartisan legislation would help fund treatment facilities and expand access to substance use treatment
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Life Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment (LifeBOAT) Act, bipartisan legislation which would establish a stewardship fee to provide and expand access to substance use treatment.

Romney Urges Administration to Step Up Vaccine Aid to Countries in Need

Highlights national security concern China and Russia pose by pushing their political agendas through vaccine diplomacy
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today urged the Administration to implement a vaccine distribution strategy which ensures access to countries in need around the world. He highlighted also the national security concern that China and Russia pose by distributing their own, less efficacious vaccine to help advance their political agendas in various countries.

Romney: Washington Shouldn’t Tell Parents How To Raise Their Kids

WASHINGTON—In a Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee hearing on paid family leave today, U.S. Senator Mitt Romney questioned proposals put forth by Democrats that put an emphasis on young children being in a professional child care setting approved by the government rather than being at home with their parents and family. President Biden’s American Families Plan proposes a new $425 billion government day care program, increases the marriage tax penalty, and favors families with...