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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...

Hawley, Colleagues Send Letter to Parliament Citing Concerns with UK’s Huawei Partnership

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and a bipartisan group of Senators have sent a letter to Members of the House of Commons expressing significant concerns with the United Kingdom’s decision to allow Huawei Technologies to take part in its 5G network infrastructure. The letter highlights Huawei’s close relationship with the Chinese Communist Party’s intelligence-gathering authorities and steps the United States has taken to ban Huawei from its own...

Senators Hawley, Cotton, Banks, Colleagues Urge DOJ to Investigate China Daily

Senator Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) joined Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Congressman Jim Banks (R-Indiana) yesterday in sending a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr requesting the Department of Justice investigate a Chinese Communist Party-owned propaganda outlet, China Daily, for repeated violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

Senator Hawley Congratulates Taiwan President Tsai on her Reelection

Senator Hawley wrote, “The Taiwan Relations Act of 1979 articulates the United States’ commitment to promoting commercial and cultural ties with the people of Taiwan. It likewise enshrines our nation’s commitment to guaranteeing Taiwan’s ability to protect itself from attempts by the Chinese Communist Party to impose its will upon Taiwan. I believe firmly in the principles espoused in that document, and I strongly support Taiwan’s efforts to promote freedom, democracy, and human rights, both at...

On Sino-British Joint Declaration Anniversary, Hawley Leads Bipartisan Letter Urging U.N. to Raise Issue of China’s Human Rights Violations

On the 35th anniversary of the signing of the Sino-British Joint Declaration, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) today sent a letter with his colleagues to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, urging him to raise the issue of China’s violations of human rights and its destruction of its documentary record in both his discussions with member states and at the U.N. Human Rights Council and the U.N. Security Council. Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.),...

Hawley, Colleagues Urge Olympic Committee to Hold China Accountable and Ensure Human Rights Upheld at 2022 Beijing Olympics

U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) are urging the International Olympic Committee to implement its Host City Contract requirements in time for the Beijing Games instead of the current timeline of 2024. The new guidelines, among other requirements, hold host cities to...

Senator Hawley Statement on the President Signing Hong Kong Human Rights And Democracy Act into Law

"Hong Kongers have put their lives on the line fighting for the basic freedoms promised them by Beijing. President Trump‘s decision to sign the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act honors their courage and aids their cause. And it sends a clear signal to Beijing: the United States will not stand by and watch China break its treaty commitments and try to dominate all of Asia.”

Senator Hawley Joins Bipartisan Letter To President Trump Requesting He Take Immediate Action To Suspend Approval Of Licenses That Allow Some U.S. Companies To Do Business With Huawei

Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) joined a bipartisan letter to President Trump, expressing deep concern that the U.S. Department of Commerce has begun issuing export licenses to U.S. firms to resume business with Huawei Technologies—despite the significant threats these license approvals could pose to our national security. Leader Schumer and Senator Cotton write that approving these licenses, and others, will allow Huawei to fully resume its engagement with certain U.S. firms without an adequate...