Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) applauded President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech, saying the speech was “strong” and appealed to “our patriotism and common values as Americans.” “The president’s speech was strong, well-delivered, and appealed to our patriotism and common values as Americans,” a statement from Romney reads, per Fox 13 Salt Lake City. “He highlighted several critical policy areas where there are opportunities for both parties to work together — including lowering health care costs, reforming trade policies to better protect American workers, and strengthening border security and immigration enforcement.” The freshman senator then praised the Trump administration’s handling of the economy, which he noted has led to higher wages for the American worker. “The Trump Administration deserves credit for working to cut taxes and regulations, which have helped boost our economy and raise … [Read more...] about Mitt Romney: Trump’s ‘Strong’ SOTU Appealed to America’s ‘Common Values’
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Cheryl Diaz Meyer, For the Deseret News Senator-elect Mitt Romney, R-Utah, interviews in his new office on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on January 3, 2019. Speculation about the committees Sen. Mitt Romney might land on floated around Washington shortly after his election to the Senate. Related Links Utah Sen. Mitt Romney says Trump should 'up his game,' on day he and Rep. Ben McAdams are sworn in Utah's senators, Mike Lee and Mitt Romney, plant political flags in different spots when it comes to President Trump SALT LAKE CITY — Speculation about the committees Sen. Mitt Romney might land on floated around Washington shortly after his election to the Senate. That ended Thursday as the Utah Republican received his assignments: Foreign Relations; Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Earlier media reports said Romney had planned to submit requests for the foreign … [Read more...] about What Senate committees did Sen. Mitt Romney land on?
Gene Sweeney Jr., Associated Press FILE - Mitt Romney, Republican U.S. Sen.-elect from Utah, speaks to an election night party after his victory Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Orem, Utah. Related Links What can Utah, U.S. expect from Mitt Romney in the Senate? Mitt Romney is headed to Washington after all — as U.S. senator for Utah SALT LAKE CITY — House Speaker Paul Ryan suggested Mitt Romney will be a moral force for the Republican Party in Congress, while a new poll shows that Utahns want the newly elected senator to stand up to President Donald Trump. Ryan, Romney's 2012 presidential running mate, predicted Romney would inherit the role the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., played on Capitol Hill, according to Politico. Ryan said he thinks Romney has a chance to be a moral force in a GOP increasingly driven by identity politics. "It’s great that he’s coming," the outgoing speaker said at a question-and-answer session the Washington Post … [Read more...] about Paul Ryan says Mitt Romney could be GOP ‘standard-bearer’; Utah voters want him to stand up to Trump
J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press FILE - New GOP senators-elect, Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., center, and Mitt Romney of Utah, left, leave a meeting in the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Speculation about what U.S. Senate committees Romney might land on are floating around Capitol Hill, but the Utah Republican senator-elect says he hasn't made up his mind about which assignments to seek. Related Links Sen.-elect Mitt Romney in Washington for orientation meetings What can Utah, U.S. expect from Mitt Romney in the Senate? SALT LAKE CITY — Speculation about what U.S. Senate committees Mitt Romney might land on are floating around Capitol Hill, but the Utah Republican senator-elect says he hasn't made up his mind about which assignments to seek. "I haven't decided which committees I would request at this stage," he said in a telephone interview from Washington, where he is … [Read more...] about Senator-elect Mitt Romney mum on Senate committee preferences
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Nestor Ramos Globe Staff November 15, 2018 The midterms are mostly behind us, and Congress can finally focus on what really matters: the careful consideration of new legislation and dutiful oversight of the executive branch.Haha, just kidding. No, even though the votes from last week aren’t even all counted yet, it is, of course, time to move on to the next election. And while the discussion so far has focused on which Democrats are running and who among them is best positioned to defeat President Trump, I’ve got the perfect candidate to dethrone the Donald.It’s Mitt Romney. Advertisement Or maybe Jeff Flake. Ben Sasse? Sure, whatever. Any of them will do. Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here … [Read more...] about How Mitt Romney could take down Trump: Become the Republican Ralph Nader