Hawley Demands FBI Launch Full-Scale Effort to Locate Missing Migrant Children, Bring Child Labor Criminals to Justice

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray yesterday, demanding a full-scale effort be made to locate the nearly 85,000 migrant children that have gone missing under the Biden administration, while also bringing any child labor criminals holding them in modern-day slavery to justice.

"According to statistics kept by Customs and Border Protection, some 345,000 children have come across the border unaccompanied since early...

Real Clear Politics: Hawley Pushes Stepped-Up Human Trafficking Reforms

This week U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) talked to Real Clear Politics about the necessity of tougher legislation against human trafficking.

...Congress is expected to reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act this year, and Hawley, RealClearPolitics is first to report, plans to introduce a host of reforms to strike harder at human traffickers while also providing new support for victims as they try to get back on their feet.

“We are a nation of liberators, and the fight against...

Hawley Says Biden’s Open Borders Policies Have Created A “Moral Crisis”

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) said that President Joe Biden has created a “moral crisis” by sending the message that the U.S. Southern border is open. Senator Hawley said the Senate Democrats’ proposed immigration reform plan would create new loopholes for illegal immigrants and devalue legal immigration. "Our border is in a state of total crisis, and it is a crisis that is affecting every single person in my state and in this country. And I suggest to you we have a moral obligation—and this...

Hawley Pushes for Amendments to Senate China Bill to Put American Workers First, Fight Beijing’s Trade Abuses

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced seven amendments to the United States Innovation and Competition Act—the Senate’s proposed legislation to increase competitiveness with China—to put American workers first, fight back against Beijing’s trade abuses, stand up for human rights, protect American national security, and crack down on multi-billion-dollar corporations that are heavily invested in China.

Hawley Calls for Emergency Senate Hearing on Biden Administration’s Handling of Southern Border Crisis

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent letters to President Joe Biden and Senator Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, calling for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to testify at a full Senate hearing, to be scheduled as soon as possible on the growing crisis at the southern border. Senator Hawley called on Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to explain the Biden administration’s continued public denials...

Hawley, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill Empowering Victims of Porn Industry Exploitation to Sue Host Websites

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced the Survivors of Human Trafficking Fight Back Act to create a private cause of action allowing victims of rape and sex trafficking, as well as individuals whose intimate images are distributed without their consent, to sue pornographic websites that profit off their exploitation. Senator Hawley’s bill is cosponsored by Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.).

Sens. Hawley and Blumenthal Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Fight Human Trafficking As Covid-19 Pandemic Worsens Crisis

With human trafficking on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and introduced the bipartisan Leveraging Information on Foreign Traffickers (LIFT) Act to combat modern day slavery. This legislation supports survivor-centered efforts to monitor and prevent trafficking, and improves the U.S. Department of State’s ability to gather information on this crime. U.S. Representatives Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and Eliot Engel (D-NY) are lead...

Sen. Hawley to Introduce Bill to Hold Corporate America Accountable for Having Slave Labor in Supply Chains

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) is introducing legislation to hold American companies accountable for slave labor in their supply chains. The Slave-Free Business Certification Act increases corporate supply chain disclosure requirements, mandates regular audits, requires Chief Executive Officers to certify that their companies’ supply chains do not rely on forced, slave labor, and creates penalties for firms that fail basic minimum standards for human rights. Senator Hawley said, “Corporate...