Hawley Bill to Dissolve DHS Disinformation Board, Disclose All Documents Related to Formation

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced the Dissolving the Disinformation Governance Board Act which would immediately dissolve the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Disinformation Governance Board and prohibit DHS from ever replicating its attempt to monitor or censor Americans’ speech. 

Senator Hawley said, “Biden’s so-called Disinformation Board is unconstitutional and must be dissolved immediately. This is nothing short of a censorship committee vested with the full powers of the federal government to monitor dissenting speech and opposing viewpoints under the guise of national security. The American people need a full accounting of who signed off on this board and who approved such a radical, anti-free speech activist to lead it.”

Last week, Senator Hawley sent a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas demanding the board be dissolved and called for a full explanation of Nina Jankowicz’s appointment to lead it.

The Dissolving the Disinformation Governance Board Act will:

  • Dissolve the Disinformation Governance Board at DHS, effective immediately. It also removes the position of Executive Director, a role currently filled by Nina Jankowicz.
  • Prohibit the Secretary of Homeland Security from re-establishing the Board, or any similar successor entity, or authorizing substantially similar activities elsewhere in the Department.
  • Require the Secretary to disclose all records related to the Board in a report to Congress within 30 days. This includes all communications about the Board’s formation, the appointment of individuals to serve on the Board, and any legal review of its constitutionality.