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.

Romney Leads Utah Delegation in Opposing Visitor Limitations at Zion National Park

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today led the Utah Congressional delegation comprised of U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Representatives Rob Bishop (R-UT), Chris Stewart (R-UT), John Curtis (R-UT), and Ben McAdams (D-UT) in opposing a reservation system which the National Park Service has proposed for Zion National Park that would restrict visitor access and have negative impacts on the local economy.
“As the fourth most visited national park in the country, ZNP is a pillar of...

Romney Releases Questions for Q&A Period of Impeachment Trial

U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today released the questions he has submitted for the question and answer period of the impeachment trial. The questions, which can be directed to House managers or the President’s counsel, will be submitted in writing and read by the Chief Justice during the trial today and tomorrow.