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Sen. Mitt Romney

Senator for Utah

pronounced mit // ROM-nee


Romney is the junior senator from Utah and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Romney is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025.

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Romney.

Committee Membership

Mitt Romney sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Romney was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Romney sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (20%) Health (20%) Economics and Public Finance (20%) International Affairs (15%) Education (15%) Agriculture and Food (10%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Romney recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Romney voted Nay

Motion Agreed to 86/11 on Aug 2, 2022.

The Honoring our PACT Act of 2022 began as H.R. 3967 which passed the House on March 3 and passed the Senate on June 16, …

Romney voted Yea

Romney voted Yea

Romney voted Yea

Bill Passed 69/27 on Jan 21, 2021.

This was a vote to waive the seven-year waiting period for former military to serve in the civilian position of Defense Secretary. Nominee Lloyd Austin …

Romney voted Yea

Veto Overridden 81/13 on Jan 1, 2021.

This was the Senate's vote to override President Trump's veto of H.R. 6395, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, which is the …

Romney voted Yea

Conference Report Agreed to 83/16 on Feb 14, 2019.

This bill, in its final form, funded the parts of the federal government whose funding was to lapse on February 15, 2019. On December 22, …

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Nov 2022, Romney missed 52 of 1,609 roll call votes, which is 3.2%. This is worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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