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Romney Joins Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Youth from Online Harm

Senator Romney cosponsored the Kids Online Safety Act, bipartisan legislation to provide young people and parents with the tools, safeguards, and transparency they need to protect against online harm to minors. The bill requires social media platforms to put the well-being of children first by providing an environment that is safe by default.

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Romney Highlights Progress on Top Priorities in 2023 Year in Review Report

As 2024 begins, Senator Romney released a report detailing the policy and constituent services highlights from the past year. Major legislative highlights included enactment of Romney bills that equip the U.S. to better counter the rise of China, bolster the role Utah plays in our national defense, and advance efforts to bring a passport agency to Salt Lake City.

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Romney, Colleagues Urge Education Committee Chairman to Hold Hearing on Antisemitism on College Campuses

Senator Romney joined Senator Cassidy (R-LA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and several of his Republican HELP colleagues in urging Senator Sanders, HELP Committee Chairman, to hold a hearing to ensure the Administration is upholding its legal responsibility to protect Jewish students from anti-Semitic harassment and attacks on college campuses in the aftermath of the Hamas-led terrorist attacks against Israel earlier this month.

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Romney, Colleagues Introduce CRA to Overturn Biden’s Newest Student Loan Scheme

Senator Romney joined his Senate Republican colleagues, led by Senator Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, in introducing a Congressional Review Act resolution to overturn President Biden’s reckless income-driven repayment rule, which will result in a majority of bachelor’s degree student loan borrowers not having to pay back even the principal on their loans, costing taxpayers as much as $559 billion.

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Romney, Hickenlooper Introduce Bill to Promote Competency-Based Education

Senators Romney and Hickenlooper (D-CO) introduced the Competency-Based Education Act of 2023, bipartisan legislation which will codify the Department of Education’s regulations governing the eligibility of competency-based education (CBE) programs. Western Governors University, a private, non-profit online university based in Millcreek, Utah, is recognized as a nationwide leader in CBE.

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University of Utah Research Park Act Passes Committee

Senator Romney and Lee’s University of Utah Research Park Act passed the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on a unanimous vote. This bill would preserve the University of Utah’s nearly 600-acre research park and avoid possible action by the Bureau of Land Management to repurpose the land. Research Park is a center for research and development serving both the University and the local workforce.

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