Senator Josh Hawley is proud to represent Missouri on five critical Senate committees and one special committee. On these committees, Senator Hawley will take on the important work of confirming conservative judges to the U.S. Supreme Court and courts across the nation, making sure our troops have the resources they need, overseeing national security, and protecting small businesses from big government overreach.
Senator Hawley currently serves on the Senate Committees on the Judiciary; Armed Services; Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; Small Business and Entrepreneurship; and the Special Committee on Aging.
The Committee on the Judiciary is one of the oldest, most influential committees in the Senate. As a member of the committee, Senator Hawley will give Missourians a seat at the table in some of the biggest issues before Congress such as overseeing the nomination process of Supreme Court Justices as well as federal judges on the circuit and district courts. The Committee on the Judiciary has jurisdiction over many issues that shape the American legal system including crime, antitrust, civil liberties, immigration, bankruptcy, and constitutional law.
Senator Hawley is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism. He also sits on the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights as well as the Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration.
Senator Hawley is proud to be a voice for Missouri’s men and women of the armed forces on the Committee on Armed Services. The committee has jurisdiction over the United States’ military, including the Department of Defense, military research and development, nuclear energy (as pertaining to national security), benefits for members of the military, the Selective Service System, and other matters related to national security and defense policy.
Senator Hawley sits on three subcommittees as part of his Armed Services Committee membership. They include the Subcommittees on Emerging Threats and Capabilities; Seapower; and Strategic Forces.
Senator Hawley’s number one priority is to ensure Congress does the absolute most it can to serve the hardworking people of Missouri, and the first steps in doing so involve keeping families safe and spending their tax dollars wisely. On the chief oversight committee of the Senate, Senator Hawley has the opportunity to do just that. The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has jurisdiction over matters related to the Department of Homeland Security and other homeland security concerns, as well as the functioning of the government itself, including the National Archives, budget and accounting measures other than appropriations, the Census, the federal civil service, the affairs of the District of Columbia, and the United States Postal Service.
Senator Hawley also sits on the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and the Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight & Emergency Management. Of note, the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations was originally known as the Truman Committee when it was organized in 1941.
Senator Hawley is proud to represent Missouri’s small businesses on the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. The committee oversees matters related to the Small Business Administration and also has the responsibility of researching and investigating all problems holding small businesses back.
The Senate Special Committee on Aging studies any and all matters related to problems with the opportunities of older people such as maintaining health, consistent income, employment, and access to care and assistance. Senator Hawley’s priorities include ensuring older people have access to high-quality, affordable care, preventing scams targeting seniors, and highlighting the importance of the emerging research on devastating diseases affecting aging populations.