Health Care

Hawley Joins Missouri Radiation Advocates to Give Update on RECA Following Senate Lunch with Johnson

Today U.S. Senator Hawley (R-Mo.) joined Missouri radiation advocates in the U.S. Capitol to provide an update on his continued push to reauthorize and expand the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) that lapsed last week thanks to inaction from House leadership.  Today's RECA update following a Republican Senate lunch with Speaker Johnson comes after the Speaker failed to follow through on his promise to meet with Missouri radiation advocates. ". . . Now, nobody in my state—nobody in...

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Hawley, Whitehouse Lead Reauthorization Effort for Program to Support Law Enforcement, Prevent Officer Suicides

Today U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) introduced a bill to reauthorize the Supporting and Treating Officers in Crisis (STOIC) Act, which provides grant funding for law enforcement family-support services and establishes suicide-prevention programs and mental health services for law enforcement officers.  The senators first introduced the STOIC Act in 2019, and it was signed into law later that year. Without action, the...

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Hawley, Blumenthal Demand Answers and Action Following UHG Cyberattack

Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO), who serves as Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) wrote a letter to the CEO of UnitedHealth Group (UHG) following its disastrous data breach by ransomware group BlackCat in February.  The senators seek answers as to “how its critical health care systems were breached, why the firm suffered such an egregious and unexplained outage, and whether patient and...

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Senator Hawley Demands Answers from Washington University Transgender Center After Further Evidence of Abuse of Minors

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter demanding that Washington University in St. Louis and BJC Healthcare conduct a fresh evaluation of the practices at The Washington University Transgender Center. Recent reporting from the New York Times validated claims made by Jamie Reed, a former case manager at the Center, that the Center commenced experimental treatments on hundreds of minors and lacked appropriate safeguards. "As...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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