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.

Romney, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Review and Improve Multilateral Aid

MAR Act Could Help Counter China’s Efforts to Gain Influence in International Organizations
U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Jim Risch (R-ID), Todd Young (R-IN), David Perdue (R-GA), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today introduced the Multilateral Aid Review Act of 2020 (MAR Act) to review and improve the accountability and effectiveness of U.S. participation in international organizations. The MAR Act would establish an interagency task force with peer review to conduct an evaluation of how well multilateral institutions carry out their missions and how they serve American interests and...

Romney Joins Colleagues in Urging Immediate Fix to Ensure Continued Operation of SBA’s 7(a) Loan Program

SALT LAKE CITY—U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, joined his colleagues in urging the Secretary of the Treasury and the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide an immediate administrative fix to ensure the continued operation of the 7(a) loan program. 
Due to a technical drafting error, the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act did not create...

Romney Urges Independent Review of WHO’s COVID-19 Response

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined his colleagues in sending a letter to United Nations (UN) Secretary General António Guterres requesting that the UN convene an independent panel of experts to conduct a review of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Romney, Sinema Raise Concerns Regarding Lack of COVID-19 Data Reporting

Senators Urge CDC to Establish Uniformed Data Infrastructure to Improve Real-Time Reporting
Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) today raised concerns over significant gaps in COVID-19 data reporting which have hampered federal response efforts. In a letter, the senators urged the CDC to expand its capabilities to develop near real-time reporting of outbreaks in order to prepare for a potential second wave of COVID-19, as the CDC Director warned about this week, and any future pandemic.