Hawley Slams Biden DOJ for FBI Order to Investigate Opposition to CRT at Local School Boards

Today, during Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) grilled Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco over the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) recent memo instructing the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to more closely monitor local school board meetings. Senator Hawley said the administration is attempting to chill the speech of parents concerned about their children and making unprecedented use of the FBI.

Senator Hawley said, “All I can say is this is truly...

Op-Ed: Public schools must shape kids who love America and our founding

Parents know something is wrong. It’s why they are showing up in droves at school-board meetings across the nation. They are sending a message. They don’t want their children taught that the true founding of America came in 1619, or that America is a systemically racist place, or that most Americans are ­oppressors. They don’t want their children taught lies. And they are right. 

Sen. Hawley Introduces Bill to Promote Patriotism, Love for Country, and Push Back on Critical Race Theory in Schools

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) will introduce the Love America Act, new legislation to promote patriotism in education and fight back against the spread of anti-American, critical race theory classes in K-12 education. Senator Hawley’s bill would require all schools and school districts that receive federal funding to ensure students are able to read and recite America’s founding documents and bar federal funding from schools that teach those documents are the products of white supremacy or...

Hawley, Colleagues Introduce Legislation Defending Universities from the Chinese Communist Party’s Influence

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joined Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) in introducing the Transparency for Confucius Institutes Act. The Transparency for Confucius Institutes Act amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require program participation agreements between the CCP agency which administers educational programs, known as the Hanban, and American institutions to...

Hawley Calls to Restrict Federal Funds from Schools Refusing to Reopen

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced an amendment to Congress’s proposed budget resolution that would restrict federal relief funds from schools that are refusing to reopen. Recent studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found schools operating in-person have seen negligible spread of the coronavirus yet many schools across the country refuse to reopen, to detriment of parents and children.

New Hawley Bill Will Aid Working Families Struggling With School Disruption

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) will introduce the Helping Parents During COVID Act of 2020 to provide immediate financial relief for working families whose children’s education has been disrupted by the pandemic. Senator Hawley’s bill would provide these working families $1,200 in direct cash assistance per month every month through June 2021 to help cover lost work shifts or wages. This bill will also create a fully-refundable tax credit of $800 per child to reimburse parents for the costs of...

Hawley’s Bill to Stop Universities with Massive Endowments from Receiving COVID Aid Sees Momentum in Congress

U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) have cosponsored Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) bill to prohibit universities from receiving Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds from the CARES Act if they have an endowment larger than $10 billion, unless they first spend some of their own money on coronavirus-related financial assistance for students. Representatives Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Ben Cline (R-Va.) are introducing companion legislation in...

Hawley, Blunt Urge Administration to Ensure Smaller Colleges & Universities With Work-Study Programs Are Eligible for CARES Act Funding

"It has been brought to our attention that federal work-study students are counted in some cases as employees for purposes of PPP. While the CARES Act defines the term ‘employee’ to include ‘individuals employed on a full-time, part-time, or other basis,’ congressional intent is to stabilize small businesses and non-profits in order to incentivize keeping employees on their employers’ payroll. This purpose is distinct from that of the federal work-study program, and including those students in...