Senate Republicans are expressing concerns with the establishment of a permanent government price-setting program in the partisan Inflation Reduction Act and raising questions regarding federal health agencies’ plans for program implementation.
Senator Romney released the following statement after the Senate Democrats’ unilaterally passed the Inflation Reduction Act—yet another reckless taxing-and-spending spree being touted as “anti-inflation” legislation.
Senator Romney made the following comments about Washington Democrats’ latest reconciliation package—the so-called Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.
Senator Romney proposed a new data agency to improve access to impartial and objective public health data that would bolster our infectious disease intelligence and preparedness.
Romney, Colleagues Call for IG Audit of Biden’s $10 Billion COVID-19 Vaccine Public Education Campaign
Senator Romney joined Senator Burr, and a group of Republican colleagues in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General Christin Grimm requesting an audit of the Biden Administration’s $10 billion COVID-19 vaccine public education campaign, which was launched in March 2021 to increase vaccine awareness and confidence.
During an exchange at a HELP Committee hearing, Senator Romney highlighted how the Administration has failed to be transparent with Congress regarding how it has spent COVID funds—arguing that the Administration claimed to not have the funds to purchase monoclonal antibody treatments, antivirals, and other preventative treatments when it actually did.
Romney Offers Measures to Health Bill to Prevent Future Formula Crisis, Support Dietary Supplements Industry, and Lower Drug Prices
Senator Romney offered several amendments to the FDASLA Act—legislation to be considered by the HELP Committee tomorrow—which will prevent a future infant formula crisis, support the dietary supplements industry in Utah, and advance more options to lower drug prices.
Senators Romney and Rosen announced that they have introduced the Advancing Affordable Medicines for Families Act, bipartisan legislation which would direct the Government Accountability Office to conduct a report on the impact that nonprofit generic drug companies would have on lowering drug costs, addressing drug shortages, and accelerating the development of new drugs.
Senator Romney joined U.S. Interior Secretary Haaland, Utah Governor Cox, Utah Lt. Governor Henderson, and Navajo Nation President Nez for the signing of the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Agreement.
Senator Romney urges U.S. FDA Commissioner Califf and USDA Secretary Vilsack to address the current shortage of baby formula and work to prevent future threats to infant health.
Senator Romney urges the Biden Administration to complete the border wall and keep the “Remain in Mexico” policy and Title 42 in place.