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Hawley, Marshall Demand Full Accounting of All Federal Money Sent to St. Louis Trans Clinic

Today U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra demanding a full accounting of every federal dollar that has been provided to The Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital (“the Center”) since its inception.

"Recently, a whistleblower who was formerly employed at the Center alleged in a sworn affidavit that the Center may have committed multiple violations...

Hawley Sends New Letter Demanding Answers on Federal Funding of Washington University Pediatric Transgender Clinic

As part of his ongoing investigation, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a new letter to Washington University in St. Louis Chancellor Dr. Andrew Martin and BJC HealthCare President and CEO Richard Liekweg today, requesting information about the receipt and use of federal funds in connection with The Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

"I appreciate the University’s promise to investigate these claims thoroughly and accommodate congressional oversight...

Senator Hawley Opens Whistleblower Tipline for Those with Knowledge of Abuses at Pediatric Transgender Centers

As part of his ongoing investigation, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley is asking whistleblowers with direct information about potential malpractice and abuses happening at pediatric transgender centers to contact his office. This includes patients, family members, or employees associated with these clinics who wish to come forward.

If you or someone you know would like to confidentially contact Senator Hawley’s office about this matter, please call his Washington, D.C., office at 202-224-6154 or email...

Protect Our Kids from Child Abuse: New Hawley Bill Holds Youth Trans Clinics Accountable

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced the Protecting Our Kids from Child Abuse Act, new legislation that would allow those who were harmed by gender-transition procedures as minors to bring lawsuits against the participating individuals and entities.

"What the American people are seeing take place at pediatric gender clinics in St. Louis and across the nation is appalling,” said Senator Hawley. “Children who are harmed by these dangerous procedures, which are often irreversible and...

Hawley Outlines Investigation of Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital: 'Accountability is coming'

Following the announcement by U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) today that he is launching an investigation into potential malpractice regarding minors at The Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Senator Hawley has sent a new letter tonight to the university chancellor, hospital president, and the center’s co-directors.

“Starting immediately, your institutions must take steps to preserve all records, written and electronic, regarding gender-related treatments...

Senator Hawley Urges HHS Secretary to Utilize CARES Act Resources to Curb Rising Drug Abuse and Mental Health Disorders

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar urging him to address mental health needs and combat the rising trend of substance abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic across America, including Missouri. The CARES Act appropriated $425 million to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within HHS to boost services during the pandemic.

Hawley, Cortez Masto Celebrate Senate Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Help Reduce Police Officer Suicides

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (D-Nev.) joined Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) in applauding the Senate passage of the Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection Act, a bipartisan bill to track law enforcement suicides. The bill would require the FBI to collect voluntary, anonymous data on police suicides and attempted suicides from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to help prevent law enforcement suicides.

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...

Senator Hawley Joins Bipartisan Letter Urging Immediate HHS Support to Rural Hospitals

Today, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers in calling on Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to provide immediate support to rural hospitals and healthcare providers as they take on the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. The letter, signed by 41 senators and 81 representatives, warned that responding to the pandemic could force rural hospitals to close and requested that Secretary Azar provide members of Congress with a teleconference...