Senator Romney joined KSL Sunday Edition with Boyd Matheson for a wide-ranging interview to discuss the issues impacting Utah, as well as some of the biggest challenges facing our nation—both at home and abroad.
Senator Romney released a statement in response to President Biden’s announcement to designate land near the Grand Canyon as a national monument, which will have detrimental impacts Utah’s miners and ranchers.
Senators Romney and Manchin (D-WV) reintroduced the bipartisan Life Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment (LifeBOAT) Act, bipartisan legislation which would establish a stewardship fee to provide and expand access to substance use treatment.
Romney Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bill to Boost Support for Programs to Reduce Salinity of the Colorado River
Senator Romney joined Senators Bennet (D-CO) and Lummis (R-WY) in introducing the Colorado River Salinity Control Fix Act, legislation which would provide greater support for Colorado River Basin water users and local governments working to reduce the salt load in the Colorado River.
Senators Romney and Hickenlooper (D-CO) introduced the Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Reauthorization Act. The bill extends the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program and San Juan River Basin Recovery Implementation Program for seven years, which, combined, protect four threatened and endangered native fish species in the Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins.
Romney Welcomes Investment from Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to Expand High-Speed Internet in Utah
Senator Romney applauded an announcement from the Department of Commerce that the State of Utah would be awarded more than $317 million in a BEAD program grant. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—negotiated by Senator Romney and his colleagues—created the BEAD program to help expand high-speed internet access to rural and underserved communities.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced that Park City Transit will receive a $7,393,183 federal grant from the FTA’s Bus and Bus Facilities discretionary grant program. According to FTA’s release, “the Utah Department of Transportation will receive this funding on behalf of Park City Transit to improve more than 72 bus stops, including rider amenities. The project will provide a safer, more appealing interface with riders, particularly in areas with historically disadvantaged communities as well as season visitors.”
The Utah Attorney General filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recently released Ozone Interstate Transport Rule. Regarding the lawsuit, Utah’s elected leaders issued this statement.
Senator Romney joined a group of colleagues, led by Senators Hoeven (R-ND) and Daines (R-MT), in pressing the Bureau of Land Management to withdraw its proposed Public Lands Rule. The senators stressed the negative impact the proposal would have on western states, as the rule would undermine the multiple use requirements established by Congress and lock away taxpayer-owned lands from activities that are essential to local economies, including grazing, energy development, and tourism.
Senator Romney released a statement after the Senate passed a formal challenge to the Biden Administration’s Waters of the United States rule through a Congressional Review Act joint resolution of disapproval. In February, Romney joined all 48 of his Republican colleagues, led by Senator Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Work Committee, in introducing the resolution.
The Department of the Interior announced the allocation of more than $39 million to continue fulfilling the Navajo Utah Water Settlement, funding which was secured by Senator Romney during negotiations of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Senator Romney joined all 48 of his Republican colleagues, led by EPW Committee Ranking Member Capito, in introducing a formal challenge to the Biden Administration’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule through a Congressional Review Act (CRA) joint resolution of disapproval.