Romney Statement on 70th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China

After 70 years in power, the Chinese Communist Party continues a relentless campaign of brutal repression and censorship, seizing waters that don’t belong to it, and openly flouting global trade rules. As the regime seeks to further expand its economic and military might, an authoritarian China is perhaps the single greatest threat to freedom around the world.

Romney, Lee Working to Ensure Program at Utah’s Hill Air Force Base Stays on Track

Senators urge Defense Secretary to prevent delays for GBSD Program, secure increased funding to keep effort ahead of schedule
Senators Romney and Lee joined a bipartisan group of colleagues in urging the Secretary of Defense to prevent any delays for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD), which will replace the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). The Senators highlighted the continued nuclear ambitions of the nation’s adversaries, stressing that whether or not there are any modifications to the GBSD acquisition approach, the program must be delivered on time to ensure the U.S. nuclear forces...

Romney, Hassan, Young, Cortez Masto Introduce Bill to Confront Rise of China

U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Todd Young (R-IN), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) today introduced the Indo-Pacific Cooperation Act of 2019, legislation that would require the U.S. to partner with allies in the Indo-Pacific region and Europe to develop a unified approach to address the rise of China. Romney previously introduced a similar measure as an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

Romney, Merkley Introduce Bill to Address Vaping Crisis

With nearly a quarter of high school students vaping regularly, we must take decisive action to prevent a new generation from addiction and serious health risks. Let’s begin by passing legislation which ensures that non-tobacco flavored vaping products are removed from the market and prevents vaping devices from being adulterated with hazardous substances. The ENND Act will address both of these concerns, as well as apply the existing tobacco excise tax to e-cigarettes and use it to launch a...

Romney: Greatest threat to freedom is an authoritarian China

In an exchange with the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at a Foreign Relations Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) highlighted the threats China poses to freedom around the world and America’s responsibility to develop a strategy to confront them.

Romney Urges BLM to Expedite Fiber Deployment Projects in Rural Utah

Completion of projects will enhance access to internet and cellular communications in rural parts of the state
Senator Romney urged the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Utah to expedite its permitting process for fiber deployment projects, which will enhance access to broadband, Internet, and cellular communications in rural Utah. Initiatives currently awaiting permitting include the Fiber Build from Salt Lake City to Grand Junction, Utah Education and Telehealth Network Project in San Juan County, and the USDA project for the communities of Castle Valley, La Sal, Mexican Hat, and Halchita.

Romney, Menendez Joint Statement on Tunisia Elections

On September 15, for the second time since the 2011 revolution, Tunisians will participate in free and fair presidential elections. This will be followed by the October 6 parliamentary elections. While Tunisians prepare to reaffirm their commitment to democracy by voting for a new President and representatives, we in the United States reaffirm our commitment to Tunisia and its democracy, security and prosperity. Tunisia continues to stand as a model for those seeking to transition from autocracy...

Romney Supports President’s Decision on Capital Gains

Argues such a change would favor wealthy investors over American workers
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today commended President Trump’s decision this week not to lower capital gains taxes by indexing gains to inflation. In a letter to the Secretary of the Treasury, he outlined that such a change would benefit wealthy investors without supporting American workers. Additionally, he argued that amending the capital gains tax law should be done in Congress, rather than the Executive Branch.
        
The full text of the Senator’s letter is below.
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Romney Meets with FDA Commissioner on Vaping

Announces next steps on legislation to address public health crisis
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today met with the Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to discuss the Administration’s announcement yesterday that it would ban all non-tobacco e-cigarette flavors. Following their meeting, Senator Romney released the following statement:
 
“I met this morning with the Acting Commissioner of the FDA to discuss the next steps we must take to solve this pervasive public health crisis,” Romney said. “With nearly a quarter of high...