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Hawley Condemns Tragic Shooting in Kansas City After Chiefs Super Bowl Parade

This afternoon U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released the following statement in response to the tragic shooting in Kansas City today after the Chiefs Super Bowl parade and rally.

Hawley to Garland: Invoke the 25th or Prosecute Biden

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released the following statements, urging Attorney General Merrick Garland to lead his fellow Cabinet members in invoking the 25th Amendment in light of Special Counsel Robert K. Hur’s report highlighting President Biden's lack of mental fitness, and its link to the Special Counsel’s decision not to prosecute the president for his willful mishandling of classified documents.

Senator Hawley also reacted to President Biden's effort to rebut Special Counsel Hur's...

Hawley Introduces Resolution Condemning The Covenant School Shooting as a Hate Crime

Following the senseless and targeted attack on Christian children and adults at The Covenant School in Nashville, Tenn., U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced a resolution condemning the deadly shooting as a federal hate crime.

"This murderous rampage, this taking of innocent life, was a horrific crime. But more specifically, it was a hate crime," said Senator Hawley. "It is a crime under federal law to target and commit acts of violence against Americans because of their religious...

Hawley Demands FBI and DHS Investigate Deadly Attack on Christian School as Hate Crime

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas calling for an investigation into the deadly massacre that occurred at The Covenant School yesterday as a federal hate crime. 

"Yesterday the nation witnessed the vicious murder of small schoolchildren in Nashville, Tennessee. [...] It is commonplace to call such horrors 'senseless violence.' But...

Hawley Discusses Violent Crime Wave, Opposition to ATF Nominee Chipman at Senate Judiciary Hearing

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) discussed key facts about the violent crime wave spreading across Missouri and the rest of the country during today’s Senate Judiciary hearing, describing how police departments big and small have expressed that they feel overwhelmed and outnumbered. Sen. Hawley introduced a new pro-police agenda this week, which would put an additional 100,000 officers back on the streets.

Senator Hawley Introduces Legislative Agenda to Hire 100,000 New Police Officers, Keep American Families Safe

Ahead of President Biden’s Wednesday address on the spiking crime throughout America, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) rolled out his own legislative agenda to hire 100,000 new police officers, boost police morale, and keep American families safe. As violent crime continues to plague the country, communities and law enforcement officers are under siege. Homicides are dramatically increasing across American cities, and violent crime is hitting generational highs. Meanwhile, police departments are...

Senator Hawley Leads Effort to Condemn Violence Against Jews, Anti-Israel Rhetoric from Politicians and Media

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced a resolution condemning hatred and violence against Jews, denouncing anti-Israel rhetoric from elected officials and the media, and reaffirming that Jews must be treated with dignity and respect. Senator Hawley’s resolution has received support from the Republican Jewish Coalition and the Family Research Council. It is cosponsored by Senators Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John...