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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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Senate Passes Romney-Backed Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

By a vote of 65-33, the Senate passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act—legislation to bolster public safety and prevent tragedies before they occur, including through substantial investments in mental health, school safety, and state-led crisis intervention programs. U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) was part of a bipartisan group of 20 members to sign on to the proposal on June 12.

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