“This law makes it clear that federal employees who are willing and able to volunteer in US&R disaster relief efforts should be allowed to help. My hope is that it will save lives in Missouri and around the country by allowing more first responders to act when disaster strikes.”
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Missouri Lawmakers Hawley, Blunt and Graves Send Letter to FEMA on Behalf of Constituents in Need of Flood Assistance
Today Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), along with Congressman Sam Graves (R-Tarkio), sent a letter to FEMA Acting Administrator Peter Gaynor seeking clarification on the agency’s policy for offering Individual Assistance (IA) to constituents dealing with historic flooding. The lawmakers noted that Missourians are frustrated with “FEMA’s confusing and poorly-communicated process for providing Individual Assistance (IA) to those in need.”
Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) said, “I’m pleased that Congress was able to come together to reverse this misguided decision by FEMA. Ensuring that federal employees can act as first responders in US&R task forces will save lives. Disaster recovery efforts require all hands on deck, and passing this legislation will make that possible in Missouri and across the country."
U.S. Senators Josh Hawley and Tammy Baldwin Lead Bipartisan Effort to Restore Competitiveness to U.S. Exports, Boost American Manufacturers and Farmers
Today, U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) are introducing a bipartisan plan to make U.S. exports more competitive, boost American manufacturers and farmers, and reduce our trade deficit. The Competitive Dollar for Jobs and Prosperity Act would manage the U.S. dollar exchange rate and bring it into alignment by placing a “market access charge” on foreign purchases of U.S. stocks, bonds and other assets.
Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) issued the following statement regarding the proposed budget deal: The latest budget deal is yet another example of why Congress is broken. I will be voting no. This budget process, if we can even call it a process, put taxpayers at the mercy of a House Speaker who has no interest in prudent budgeting and who is more concerned with scoring political points than protecting taxpayers or helping working families.
“Replacing the Rocheport Bridge is a huge victory for our state,” said Senator Hawley. “This critical infrastructure investment will benefit Missouri residents and businesses by providing safe and reliable passage for the more-than 12 million vehicles that travel across the bridge each year. I am grateful to the administration for prioritizing the critical infrastructure needs of Missouri, and I applaud the Missouri Department of Transportation for their efforts to secure these funds.”
This week Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) delivered a speech at the National Conservatism Conference where he discussed the state of American politics today. Senator Hawley also addressed the growing divide between cosmopolitan elites and the rest of America and the need for policies geared toward the great American middle.
Senators Hawley and Blunt Introduce Resolution to Congratulate St. Louis Blues on Stanley Cup Championship
“We all witnessed history as the Blues fought their way back from the bottom of the pack to become Stanley Cup Champions, with the city of St. Louis and the entire state rallying behind them every step of the way,” Senator Hawley said.“Congratulations to the Blues on this incredible, hard-fought victory. Our team and fans have truly earned this Cup.”
“It’s a great honor to join the President and my colleagues in traveling with World War II veterans to honor their service on the 75th anniversary of D-Day,” said Senator Hawley. “The greatest generation stormed the beaches of Normandy in defense of the freedom we enjoy today. We are forever grateful for their sacrifices and I am humbled to be with them for this historic event.”
“This is an important step forward that expedites the assistance that Missourians need,” said Senator Hawley. “I’ve seen the devastation firsthand and talked with families who have lost everything. Passing this aid package is just one step of many toward getting folks in our state back on their feet, and we’re grateful to have it. The path toward recovery continues.”