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...

Hawley, Stefanik Push for Answers from U.S. Military about Participation in TikTok Ad

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21) have sent a letter to Chief of the National Guard Bureau, General Daniel Hokanson, demanding answers for an Air National Guardsman’s participation in a recent advertisement on TikTok that appears to serve as a de facto National Guard endorsement of a Chinese-controlled platform.

The TikTok advertisement features a member of the Air National Guard expressing his support for and use of TikTok. In the video, the...

Hawley Request to Unanimously Pass Bill to Ban TikTok Blocked on Senate Floor

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) delivered remarks on the Senate floor and called for unanimous consent on his legislation to ban TikTok in the United States, due to its serious threat to national security, rampant data collection on American users, and the application's close connection to the Chinese Communist Party. 

"We should act decisively to ban TikTok directly. We shouldn't give new open-ended authority to federal bureaucrats, we should target this threat specifically. That's what...

Hawley Announces First Bill in Worker's Agenda to Rebuild America: Ending Normal Trade Relations with China Act

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced the first piece of legislation in his new Worker’s Agenda to Rebuild America. The Ending Normal Trade Relations with China Act would revoke China's normal trade relations status to reduce our dependency and protect America’s working class.

China is America’s greatest adversary. To win the fierce economic competition for jobs, industry, and the future, America must return to the long-standing formula for American success: strong and independent...

Hawley Responds to China Opposition to COVID Origins Bill: 'Time is Up. Come Clean'

After the House unanimously passed Senator Hawley's (R-Mo.) COVID-19 Origin Act of 2023, Senator Hawley responded to the Chinese Embassy's letter to his office urging him to abandon his efforts to declassify intelligence related to any potential links between the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the origins of the Covid pandemic.

"I know you are keenly interested in this bill—your own Communist officials have written to my office demanding we renounce it, in their usual lecturing, idiotic style,...

Hawley COVID Origins Bill Unanimously Passes House, Awaits Biden’s Signature

Today Senator Hawley's COVID Origins Act of 2023 passed unanimously in the House of Representatives. The bill will require the Biden administration to declassify intelligence related to any potential links between the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the origins of the Covid pandemic.  

"Today the House passed my COVID origins bill with bipartisan support, sending it to the President’s desk,” said Senator Hawley. “This is a great first step in holding China accountable for this crisis, and I...