Hawley Bill Requiring Cleanup of Jana Elementary Passes the Senate

This afternoon the United States Senate passed U.S. Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) bill, the Justice for Jana Elementary Act mandating the clean up of Jana Elementary School and radioactive waste testing to be performed at the surrounding buildings in the Hazelwood School District.

"The federal...

TOMORROW: Hawley Heading to Senate Floor to Request Unanimous Passage of Justice for Jana Elementary Act

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced that he will go to the Senate floor tomorrow to request unanimous consent on his bill, the Justice for Jana Elementary Act of 2023, requiring the federal cleanup of Jana Elementary school as well as the testing of the surrounding buildings in the Hazelwood School District. This comes as Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) has introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives this week.

Hawley Secures DOE Commitment to Support Jana Elementary Cleanup Legislation

Today in a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) questioned Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer Granholm about the radioactive waste found at Jana Elementary and secured her commitment to support his Justice for Jana Elementary Act, gaining a critical endorsement from the DOE ahead of his attempt to pass the legislation next week.

"I've introduced legislation that would direct the Army Corps to clean up the school, that would direct...

Hawley Demands Biden Administration Take Immediate Action on Jana Elementary School Cleanup

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to President Joe Biden slamming the Biden administration for its lack of action on the Jana Elementary School cleanup, expressing his intent to hold all nominees to positions at the Department of Energy until the issue is resolved.

"The lack of urgency from your Administration is outrageous. Children and parents in my state have had their lives upended by the closure of this elementary school,"wrote Senator Hawley. "These families may not be...

NEW: Hawley Introduces Bill Requiring Cleanup of Jana Elementary, Testing for Entire Hazelwood School District

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced the Justice for Jana Elementary Act, new legislation that would require the cleanup of Jana Elementary School and order the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to test all Hazelwood School District properties.

"Hazardous radioactive contamination has no place in schools,” said Senator Hawley. “Students and parents of Jana Elementary and the Hazelwood School District deserve to know that their schools are safe. Federal authorities...

Hawley Introduces New Legislation to Hold Universities Accountable for Rising Tuition Costs and Student Debt

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced the Make the Universities Pay Act -- new legislation to reform the nation’s higher education financing system and put universities on the hook for the creditworthiness of future student loans and the debt of students who default.

College tuition increases consistently outpace the rise of inflation, the nation’s student loan debt balance has skyrocketed to almost $2 trillion, and lackluster student performance calls into serious question whether...

Senate Unanimously Approves Hawley & Blunt's Resolution Congratulating NWMSU Bearcats

Today, U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) announced that the Senate unanimously approved a resolution honoring the Northwest Missouri State University (NWMSU) men's basketball team for winning the 2022 NCAA Division II (DII) national championship and making history as the first DII men's basketball team to win three consecutive national titles.

“Congratulations to all of the players, coaches, staff, and fans on this incredible achievement,”said Blunt. “Thanks to hard work...

ICYMI: Hawley Op-Ed: Parents' Bill of Rights is needed to combat Left's indoctrination of students

On Monday, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) published an op-ed on Fox News on his new Parents' Bill of Rights:

As just about every parent with school-aged kids knows, the Left is trying to shut parents out of education.  

Joe Biden’s Justice Department has tried to turn the FBI into a monitor of school board meetings, with one DOJ official going so far as to draw up lists of federal crimes for which parents could be prosecuted. Failed Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe spoke the

Hawley Introduces Parents’ Bill of Rights to Defend Parents’ Role in Education

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley introduced the Parents’ Bill of Rights Act to defend parents’ fundamental rights against efforts to shut them out of their children’s education. Senator Hawley’s bill would empower parents to sue federally-funded schools that do not protect certain basic rights, such as the right to know what their child is being taught and the right to know what outside groups are receiving school contracts.

Senator Hawley said, “America has long recognized the right of parents...