Hawley’s Renewed Push for TikTok Ban Blocked on Senate Floor Despite Spike in Pro-Hamas Content

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) delivered remarks on the Senate floor and again called for unanimous consent on his bill, the No TikTok on United States Devices Act, which would prohibit TikTok from operating in the United States and ban commercial activity with TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance. The renewed push to ban the app comes amid the increase in anti-Israel, pro-Hamas content on the platform.

"TikTok has become a haven for antisemitic content, a haven for propaganda, for...

Senate Passes Hawley Amendment to Budget Bill Blocking Taxpayer Funds to Chinese Corporations

Today the U.S. Senate voted on U.S. Senator Josh Hawley's (R-Mo.) Amendment (No Funding for Chinese Companies), as part of the upper chamber's minibus appropriations bill. Senator Hawley's amendment would prohibit Chinese entities or corporations from receiving any funding provided by the legislation. The amendment passed 61-36.

"The appropriations bills that we are now considering appropriating a total of $280 billion taxpayer dollars. [...] This amendment says that none of the money we are...

Hawley Introduces Bill to Keep Corporate America's Dollars Out of U.S. Politics

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced the Ending Corporate Influence on Elections Act to get corporate money out of American politics and dramatically cut back on publicly traded corporations' ability to influence elections. Senator Hawley’s bill will begin to undo the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC.

"For decades, Corporate America has funneled billions of dollars into elections in favor of politicians who favor their woke, social agendas—instead of American...

Hawley visits UAW Picket Line to Support Workers

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released the following statements after his visit with workers on strike at the General Motors plant in Wentzville, Mo. to stand with them and protect American jobs.

Hawley, Braun Slam Biden Administration for Failure to Release All Information on COVID-19 Origins, Demand Full Report

Today U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, after the Director and the Biden Administration failed to comply with the Senators' COVID-19 Origin Act of 2023, by releasing an incomplete report on the origins of COVID-19 well beyond the statutory deadline. The Senators demanded that Director Haines provide a new, complete report including any and all information pertaining to the origins of COVID-19, within seven...

Hawley and Braun Demand Biden Implement COVID Origins Act

U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) have sent a letter to President Biden demanding he implement the COVID-19 Origin Act of 2023, and declassify and release all information related to the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We introduced the COVID-19 Origin Act of 2023 earlier this Congress to hold China accountable for its obfuscation during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic," wrote the Senators. "The American people deserve to know how this pandemic began, and...

Hawley Announces Guiding Principles for Future AI Legislation

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced his guiding principles for the future of American artificial intelligence (AI) legislation. Senator Hawley's principles seek to protect Americans' privacy as AI continues to develop at a pace that threatens to upend many aspects of American life.

"Congress can and should act to protect Americans’ privacy, stave off the harms of unchecked AI development, insulate kids from harmful impacts, and keep this valuable technology out of the hands of our...

Hawley Delivers Floor Speech Urging Support for His Amendment to Increase Tariffs on China

This evening U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) delivered remarks ahead of the Senate's vote on his amendment, as part of the debt ceiling deal, to raise tariffs on imports from China until the United States’ unsustainable trade deficit with China comes into balance.

"In the last 20 years in the state of Missouri, we have lost 60,000 jobs to the People’s Republic of China—that number nationwide is almost 4 million," said Senator Hawley. "We can talk about budget reforms, and we can talk about...

Hawley to Vote No on Debt Ceiling Deal

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released the following statement on his intent to vote 'no' on the debt ceiling deal. 

"On the debt ceiling, my view is the most important deficit we face is the trade deficit with China. Every dollar represents jobs lost (60k & counting in Missouri), industry lost, communities decimated. We’ve got to quit making China rich & get good blue-collar jobs back in USA. This deal doesn’t do that. So I’m a no," said Senator Hawley

Hawley Calls for Higher Tariffs on China, Trade Deficit Reduction in Debt Limit Deal

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced the Raising Tariffs on Imports from China Actnew legislation to raise tariffs on imports from China until the United States’ unsustainable bilateral trade deficit comes into balance. Senator Hawley is urging debt limit talks to include reduction of the trade deficit.

“Under Joe Biden’s leadership, the Administration has failed to confront the structural deficit that matters most – our trade deficit with China,” said Senator Hawley. “Now is the...