Ahead of President Biden’s meeting with Xi Jinping during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit today, Senator Romney urged the President to implement his legislation to develop a grand strategy to counter China, which was signed into law as a part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022.
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Senator Romney joined Senator Sullivan (R-AK) and 20 of their Senate colleagues in sending a letter to the executive director of the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council demanding the Council rescind its proposal to limit the type of mining projects eligible for the improved permitting process established under Title 41 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act.
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.
Romney Presses DHS Secretary on Border Security & Questions FBI Director on Rise of Antisemitic Violence
At the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s annual “Threats to the Homeland” hearing today, Senator Romney pressed DHS Secretary Mayorkas on the Administration’s continued failure to secure the southern border and questioned FBI Director Christopher Wray about increased threats and violence against religious groups—particularly against Jews and Muslims.
Senator Romney applauded an announcement by the U.S. Economic Development Administration that it would invest in Utah’s critical mineral production and manufacturing industry. The announcement comes after Romney advocated on behalf of the Intermountain Critical Materials Consortium, a collaborative group of industry partners led by the Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative, which is developing a regional strategy to advance the production and manufacturing of critical minerals needed for clean energy technologies, many of which lack any domestic production presence.
Senator Romney joined his colleagues, led by Senator Rubio (R-FL), in sending a letter to President Biden encouraging the Administration to resume and expand construction of the border wall. The letter requests that the Administration resubmit its supplemental funding request to include specific resources for border construction.
Senator Romney spoke at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on former Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s nomination for U.S. Ambassador to Israel. Last weekend, Senator Romney joined a bipartisan delegation of senators on an official visit to Israel following the unconscionable terrorist attacks by Hamas on Israeli civilians.
Romney, Rosen, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Demanding Safe Release of Hostages from Hamas
Senator Romney joined his colleagues, led by Senator Rosen (D-NV), in introducing a bipartisan resolution condemning Hamas’s brutal terrorist attacks on Israel and demanding that Hamas release all hostages and allow for their safe return home.
Senator Romney joined a bipartisan delegation of senators on an official visit to Israel this weekend following the unconscionable terrorist attacks by Hamas on Israeli civilians. The delegation met with top Israeli government officials and spent time with families of American-Israeli hostages held by Hamas.
Senator Romney, Ranking Member of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, The Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, today led a hearing with the Subcommittee’s Chairman, Senator Van Hollen (D-MD) examining security on the Korean Peninsula.
Senator Romney, member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), joined SFRC Chairman Cardin (D-MD) and Ranking Member Risch (R-ID), and 24 of their colleagues in introducing a resolution calling for the immediate release of Evan Gershkovich from Russia.