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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...

Senator Hawley Introduces Joint Resolution to Withdraw from WTO

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced a joint resolution to withdraw the United States from the World Trade Organization (WTO). Earlier this week, Senator Hawley penned an op-ed in the New York Times calling for the United States to lead the way to abolishing the WTO as the Chinese Communist Party has weaponized the WTO to its benefit at the expense of American workers.

Senator Hawley Announces Bill to Hold Chinese Communist Party Responsible for COVID-19 Pandemic

The Justice for Victims of COVID-19 Act would strip China of its sovereign immunity and create a private right of action against the CCP for reckless actions like silencing whistleblowers and withholding critical information about COVID-19. The plan would also create the Justice for Victims of COVID-19 Task Force at the State Department to lead an international investigation into Beijing’s handling of the COVID-19 outbreak and to secure compensation from the Chinese government.

Hawley, Cotton, Curtis, Gallagher Introduce Li Wenliang Global Public Health Accountability Act

Senators Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) and Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), along with Representatives John Curtis (R-Utah), Mike Gallagher (R-Wisconsin), Ted Yoho (R-Florida), Jim Banks (R-IN), and Liz Cheney (R-WY) will introduce the Li Wenliang Global Public Health Accountability Act, legislation that would authorize the president to sanction foreign officials who suppress or distort information about international public health crises, including the Wuhan coronavirus. Bill text may be found here. "The...

Sens. Cornyn, Cotton, McSally Back Hawley Resolution to Investigate the Chinese Communist Party’s Coronavirus Cover-Up

Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and Martha McSally (R-Arz.) announced they have cosponsored Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) resolution calling for an international investigation into the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) cover-up of the early spread of COVID-19. The resolution calls on China to pay damages for its criminal conduct to the United States and other nations impacted by the pandemic.

Senator Hawley Calls for International Investigation into China’s Coronavirus Cover-Up

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced a resolution calling for an international investigation into the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) cover-up of the early spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Senator Hawley’s resolution calls on China to pay back all nations impacted because China lied about the spread of the virus. "Since day one, the Chinese Communist Party intentionally lied to the world about the origin of this pandemic. The CCP was aware of the reality of the virus as early as...

Senator Hawley Working to Bring Home Internationally Stranded Missourians

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) is working with the State Department to facilitate the swift and safe repatriation of dozens of Missourians stranded internationally in the midst of COVID-19 travel restrictions. He is in contact with Missouri families and groups of travelers -- including a church group -- currently stranded in Guatemala, Honduras, the Philippines, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Peru. Senator Hawley said, “We have been in contact with these Missourians, many of whom were trying to...