Senator's views concerning a variety of issues.

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...

Hawley, Rubio & Colleagues Introduce Felony Murder for Deadly Fentanyl Distribution Act

Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and 12 Republican Senate colleagues in introducing the Felony Murder for Deadly Fentanyl Distribution Act to combat the rise of fentanyl being trafficked across our southern border and into our communities.

The Illicit use of fentanyl is now the leading cause of death among Americans aged 18-45. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, drug dealers are increasingly targeting children and young people with fentanyl...

ICYMI: Senator Hawley Speaks at National Conservatism Conference

This week U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) delivered a speech at the National Conservatism Conference in Miami, Florida.

"Whatever your own beliefs, whatever your background, the revolution of the Bible is worth defending. It is worth preserving. It is the true source of the rights of man and the liberties we cherish. It has taught us what we know of dignity and equality. The Bible has made us who we are. And it is critical to our future," said Senator Hawley

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The Bible gave us also...

Hawley Blasts Visa, MasterCard, AmEx for Plans to Track Gun Purchases

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to the chief executive officers of Visa, MasterCard, and American Express calling on them to reverse their decision to separately categorize gun-related purchases from other retail transactions, allowing firearm purchases to be more easily tracked. 

"Whether this infringement is by the federal government or powerful corporations seeking to ostracize citizens for exercising their rights, I will oppose all attempts to undermine the Second...

Senator Hawley Demands Answers from DEA on Rainbow Fentanyl Being Peddled to Children

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator Anne Milgram calling for an urgent update on the steps being taken to counter new, so-called "rainbow fentanyl" designed to appeal to children. The DEA recently issued a warning on the deadly drug.

"Issuing a warning is a step in the right direction. But it is not enough. We should stop the flow of deadly drugs across from the southern border, seize all rainbow fentanyl contraband, and...

Senators Hawley, Blunt, Missouri Congressional Delegation Support Request for Major Disaster Declaration Following Historic Flooding

Today Senators Hawley (R-Mo.), Blunt (R-Mo.), and the Missouri Congressional delegation sent a letter to President Biden in support of Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the City of St. Louis, as well as St. Louis, St. Charles, and Montgomery counties in Missouri overwhelmed by severe weather and flash flooding. 

Record setting rainfall caused flash flooding in the St Louis region leading to hundreds of home evacuations and, tragically, two deaths. The...

Hawley Demands Answers on FBI's 'Audit' of Missouri Concealed Carry Permit Holders

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray, asking why he is directing FBI agents to conduct 'audits' of Missouri county sheriffs' records of concealed carry weapons permit holders. 

"Missouri is a state filled with law-abiding gun owners. There’s no pressing need for federal bureaucrats to collect information about who they are and other information on their applications for concealed carry permits," said Senator...

Hawley, Peters Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Advance DHS Efforts to Detect and Seize Illicit Drugs

Today U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Gary Peters (D-Mich.) introduced the Enhancing DHS Drug Seizures Act -- a bipartisan bill to ensure that the Department of the Homeland Security (DHS) is efficiently using existing resources and expanding available tools to stop the flow of deadly and illicit drugs like fentanyl into our nation. 

“Illicit drugs such as fentanyl are devastating communities and families across the country,...