WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) announced his four committee assignments for the 117th Congress. His committee assignments include Foreign Relations; Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs; and Budget.
“Action is essential if we are to overcome the challenges facing our families, our state, and our nation. My committee assignments for this Congress will allow me to work directly on several key policy areas,” Senator Romney said. “With ever-increasing challenges to our national security interests, it is imperative that the United States promote peace through strength as the leader of the free world. I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues on the Foreign Relations Committee to develop an effective strategy to countering China.”
“As we start this new Congress, our country marks one year in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. On the HELP Committee, I will continue to work with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to better combat the pandemic and support Americans who are struggling,” Senator Romney continued. “As a new member of the Budget Committee, tackling the nation’s skyrocketing federal debt and deficit remains one of my top priorities. And with ever-increasing, complex threats to our security, the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s role in securing our homeland, preventing cyberattacks, and ensuring proper oversight is more critical than ever.”
Background on Romney’s committees:
- Committee on Foreign Relations: Since 1816, the Committee has been instrumental in developing and influencing United States foreign policy of broad significance, in matters of war and peace and international relations. The Committee also holds jurisdiction over all diplomatic nominations.
- Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP): HELP has broad jurisdiction over our country’s health care, education, employment and retirement policies. The committee is also committed to ensuring our country’s workforce is prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st Century through a lifetime of learning for our citizens.
- Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (HSGAC): HSGAC is the chief oversight committee of the U.S. Senate. Formerly known as the Committee on Governmental Affairs, it took on primary oversight responsibility for the Department of Homeland Security in 2003.
- Committee on the Budget: The Committee remains responsible for drafting budget plans for Congress and for monitoring and enforcing rules surrounding spending, revenue, and the federal budget.