Romney Urges State Department to Expedite Massive Passport Application Backlog

Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), James Lankford (R-OK), John Cornyn (R-TX), David Perdue (R-GA), Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), and John Boozman (R-AR) sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to seek answers as to why the passport applications of Americans have not been completed since March 19, 2020. The lack of processing has resulted in a backlog of 1.6 million applications, and the State Department has continued to receive applicants’ payments for passport fees even though...

Romney Lauds State Department Officials for Efforts to Bring Utahns Home During COVID-19

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a bipartisan resolution cosponsored by Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) to commend State Department professionals for their dedication repatriating United States citizens and legal permanent residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The resolution, led by Chairman Jim Risch (R-ID) and Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-NJ), now moves to the full Senate for consideration.

Romney Applauds BLM Conveyance to Cache County

Directs BLM to Transfer 80-acres from Federal Control to Hyde Park to Improve City Water Supply
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today released the following statement after the Bureau of Land Management Salt Lake Field Office published a Notice of Realty Action in the Federal Register for conveyance of public lands to the City of Hyde Park located in Cache County, Utah. The 80-acre parcel is within the Hyde Park city limits and isolated from other BLM-managed lands.

Romney, Colleagues Urge Mnuchin to Counter China’s International Predatory Economic Behavior

Senator Mitt Romney joined colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin following disturbing reports that the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) state-owned and -directed enterprises are looking to exploit the economic crisis by buying U.S. and foreign companies. As companies backed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) approach banks to identify the purchase of companies in the U.S. and in Europe affected by the pandemic, the senators urged Mnuchin to protect...

Romney, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Condemning China’s Plans to Violate the Sino-British Joint Declaration and Hong Kong Basic Law

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) joined his colleagues, led by Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO), in introducing a resolution condemning the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) proposed “sweeping national security law” for Hong Kong that would ban secession, subversion, and foreign interference.

The resolution states unequivocally that passage of this proposed law would put the Beijing in direct violation of the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Hong Kong Basic Law. The resolution also...

Romney Applauds BLM Conveyance of 790 Acres to Uintah County

Finalizes Long-Sought Land Transfer Secured in Public Lands Package
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) released the following statement after the Bureau of Land Management Vernal Field Office announced the conveyance of 790 acres of public lands, known as Ashley Springs Property, in Uintah County.

Romney, Manchin, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Extend PPP Loan Deadline

Bill Would Double Loan Forgiveness Period from 8 to 16 Weeks
Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) today introduced the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Deadline Extension Adjustment for Loans (DEAL) Act. The PPP DEAL Act would extend the loan forgiveness period from 8 to 16 weeks and amend the rehire date from June 30th to 16 weeks after the PPP loan is awarded.