Romney Urges HHS to Consider Recall on E-Cigarettes

Calls for stronger public education efforts and review of product standards
Following reports of the sixth death linked to the use of electronic cigarettes, U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today urged the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to consider a recall on e-cigarettes as the agency continues to investigate deaths and serious illnesses related to vaping. In a separate letter, Romney updated Utah Governor Gary Herbert on his recent efforts and reiterated his commitment to supporting state efforts to address this public health crisis.

Romney Joins Thune and Warner to Introduce Legislation to Aid Student Debt Repayment

U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) this week joined Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Mark Warner (D-VA) in introducing legislation to help Americans tackle their student loan debt. The Employer Participation in Repayment Act would allow employers to contribute up to $5,250 tax-free to their employees’ student loans, providing employees with much-needed relief and employers with a unique tool to attract and retain talented employees.

Romney and Lee Comment on Emergency Funding Diversions Impacting Utah

In April, Senator Lee and I expressed our significant concerns to the Secretary of Defense regarding the potential diversion of funds for critical military construction projects in Utah. I’m disappointed that despite those concerns, two key military construction projects totaling $54 million will be delayed as a result of the February 2019 emergency declaration. Funding the border wall is an important priority, and the Executive Branch should use the appropriate channels in Congress, rather than...

Senator Romney Statement on Recent Mass Shootings

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today released the following statement regarding the recent mass shootings in Texas, Ohio, and California:
“The nation has witnessed senseless loss of life from recent mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton, and Gilroy. These tragedies demand thoughtful, considered action from our local, state and federal leaders - and from ordinary citizens. Too often, once the initial headlines of a tragedy fade, the national conversation moves on without giving...

Romney Joins Colleagues in Effort to Protect Funding for BLM and Forest Service Wildfire Prevention

Senators demand savings from Wildfire Disaster Account be reinvested in Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management for wildfire prevention
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today joined his colleagues in urging the Senate Appropriations Interior and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Ranking Member Tom Udall (D-NM) to reinvest savings from the Wildfire Disaster Account in the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to ensure the agencies can continue critical wildfire prevention, as intended. Specifically, the senators requested that savings from the Wildfire Disaster Account, which...

Romney Statement on Passing of Former First Lady Norma Matheson

Ann and I offer our heartfelt condolences to the family of Norma Matheson. As the First Lady of Utah, she led causes that improved the lives of many in our state. In addition to living a life of public service, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Our prayers are with her family, friends, and loved ones during this difficult time.

Romney Opposes Deal That Adds Trillions to the National Debt

When I ran for Senate, I promised the people of Utah I would oppose irresponsible spending that adds to our national debt and burdens future generations. This deal unfortunately perpetuates fiscal recklessness by adding another $2 trillion to the debt, and I cannot support it.

Romney, Rubio, Collins Introduce Bill to Protect U.S. from China’s Huawei Threat

Urge Inclusion of Huawei Provision in Final NDAA
We must make a concerted effort to confront the threat China poses to U.S. national security, intellectual property, and technology. As Congress continues to take steps toward protecting our national security against the threat China poses, it is vital that Huawei does not have access to our critical telecommunications infrastructure. Our bill will prohibit U.S.-based companies from doing business with Huawei until they no longer pose a national security threat.

Romney, Lee, Join Colleagues in Introducing Bill to Repeal 180-Day Hiring Restriction for Military Retirees at Hill Air Force Base

Right now, a six-month mandatory waiting period is preventing military installations around the country, like Utah’s Hill Air Force Base, from hiring the most qualified candidates for civilian jobs. Our bill will remove unnecessary barriers so that the DoD can hire retired members of our military in a more timely manner. I appreciate the leadership at Hill Air Force Base for bringing this matter to our attention so that we can take action to solve it.