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Foreign Affairs

Senator Hawley, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Supporting Israel

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joined Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and 18 other Republican colleagues in announcing a resolution condemning the attacks against Israel by Hamas, an Iranian-backed and funded terrorist organization, and reaffirming the United States’ unwavering commitment to our ally Israel and its right to take whatever means are necessary to stop the murder of its citizens and foreign nationals residing in Israel. The bill's lead sponsor, Senator Scott, will asking for the...

Senator Hawley, Colleagues Urge Biden to Stand with Israel and to Not Provide Iran with Sanctions Relief

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and 43 of his Republican colleagues sent a letter urging President Joe Biden to stand with Israel. While Israel remains under attack from Iranian-backed terrorists, the Biden Administration is negotiating and potentially offering sanctions relief to Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. The Senators called on President Biden to immediately end negotiations with Iran, and make clear that sanctions relief will not be provided. The Senators...

Hawley, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Condemning CCP Forced Labor In Tibet

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced a resolution condemning the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) use of forced labor in Tibet and demanding that American companies divest of suppliers who use Tibetan or other forced labor. The resolution also calls for an investigation into the CCP’s forced labor program, so the world can see the full extent of Beijing’s latest assault on religious freedom in Tibet.

Senator Hawley Blasts NBA for Kowtowing to Beijing & Refusing to Support U.S. Military and Law Enforcement

Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver blasting the league’s apparent decision to strictly limit messages players can wear on their jerseys to a few pre-approved, social justice slogans while censoring support for law enforcement officers or the military and any criticism of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Senator Hawley writes that, as the NBA is now sanctioning political messages, they must stand up for American values and make clear where they stand on...

U.S. Senate Passes Senator Hawley’s Resolution Condemning Beijing’s Proposed Takeover of Hong Kong

Today the United States Senate passed Senate Resolution 596, introduced by Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), condemning the Chinese Communist Party’s proposed “national security law” for Hong Kong that would ban secession, subversion, and foreign interference. Senator Hawley’s resolution says passage of CCP’s proposed law would put Beijing in direct violation of the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Hong Kong Basic Law and calls upon all free nations to stand against the campaign to...

Senator Hawley Introduces Taiwan Defense Act

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced the Taiwan Defense Act (TDA). The bill ensures the United States is able to continue meeting its obligations under the Taiwan Relations Act in the face of the Chinese Communist Party’s aggressive military build-up. TDA requires the Department of Defense to maintain the ability to defeat a Chinese invasion – and in particular, a Chinese fait accompli – against Taiwan and to report regularly on its progress toward this goal.

Sen. Hawley Introduces Resolution Condemning China’s Plans to Violate the Sino-British Joint Declaration and Hong Kong Basic Law

Today, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced a resolution condemning China’s proposed “sweeping national security law” in Hong Kong that would ban subversion, sedition, and succession. Senator Hawley’s resolution says the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is seeking to erase basic liberties and human rights promised to Hong Kong and is a part of a broader attempt by the CCP to impose its will on the rest of Asia and the free world.

Hawley, Colleagues Confront China’s Human Rights Abuses

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joined his colleagues in passing the “Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act,” introduced by Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) to confront the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) abuses of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, China. The bill requires that U.S. policy toward China be explicitly linked to human rights violations in Xinjiang by directing the President to impose sanctions related to the CCP’s treatment of Uyghurs and requiring...