Jobs and Economy

Hawley, Warren File Bipartisan FAA Amendment to Protect Consumer Refunds from Airline Corporate Greed

U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) filed a bipartisan amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2024 to ensure consumers’ right to an automatic refund if an airline cancels or significantly delays their flight.   "Passengers shouldn’t have to beg airlines for a refund when their flight gets delayed or is canceled altogether. This amendment would protect consumers and put Americans before...

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Hawley Visits Picket Line at Graybar, Supporting Teamsters in St. Louis

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released the following statement after his visit with workers on strike at Graybar in Hazelwood, Missouri, to stand with them and protect American jobs. Privilege to be on the picket line with @teamsters688 at Graybar in St. Louis. All they want is a fair wage and equal treatment. They deserve it pic.twitter.com/uNaG4ttTyd — Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) March 9, 2024

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Hawley Warns Aluminum Plant Owner of Potential Labor Law Violation, Urges Him to Resume Production, Save Missouri Jobs

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Matt Lucke, owner of Magnitude 7 Metals in Marston, Missouri. Senator Hawley urged Mr. Lucke to re-open the plant and warned him of his potential violation of the WARN Act that deprives his workers of compensation they are owed under federal law. Last week, Senator Hawley urged President Biden to use the Defense Production Act to prevent the shutdown of Magnitude 7 Metals to preserve...

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Hawley Calls on Yellen to Protect Missouri Union Jobs, Modify Terms of Yellow Corporation’s Loans

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen, urging her to seek authority to extend the repayment terms of Yellow Corporation's outstanding CARES Act loans, in an effort to allow the company to obtain a buyer and preserve union jobs for hundreds of Missouri workers. "After years of mismanagement, this once-venerable trucking company filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, jeopardizing tens of thousands of positions—including about 750...

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Hawley, Sanders, Brown, and Colleagues Introduce Senate Resolution in Solidarity with UAW Workers on Strike

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joined Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), along with 31 Democrat colleagues in the Senate, to introduce a resolution in solidarity with United Auto Workers (UAW) across America who are bargaining for a fair contract, including 34,000 currently on strike. Senator Hawley has been a strong supporter of the autoworkers throughout their strike, calling for better hours, higher pay,...

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Hawley visits UAW Picket Line to Support Workers

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released the following statements after his visit with workers on strike at the General Motors plant in Wentzville, Mo. to stand with them and protect American jobs. Privilege to visit the picket line in Wentzville today - these workers deserve better pay, better benefits, and a GUARANTEE their jobs will stay in America pic.twitter.com/Pq2xoX1F3A — Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) September 25, 2023 These companies are making billions in profits - and spending...

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ICYMI Hawley Op-ed: Cap credit-card interest rates to help Americans hammered by Bidenomics

By U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) | Sept. 20, 2023 | New York Post Exploiting people through high interest rates is wrong.  In a world of Wall Street excess, that simple idea now sounds foreign.  But for thousands of years, it was basic fairness.  “Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother,” declares Deuteronomy 23:19.  The Western world took that principle to heart.  From the Roman Empire on, nations enforced usury laws that severely restricted interest rates on...

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Hawley Stands Up for Auto Workers, Protecting American Jobs

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released the following statements after the United Auto Workers (UAW) began their strike for a better deal. The Wentzville General Motors plant in Wentzville, Mo., joined the strike. Auto workers deserve a raise - and they deserve to have their jobs protected from Joe Biden’s stupid climate mandates that are destroying the US auto industry and making China rich https://t.co/6RfunuhE1P — Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) September 15, 2023 Every dime...

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Hawley Introduces New Legislation to Cap Credit Card Interest Rates and Provide Relief to Working Americans

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced the Capping Credit Card Interest Rates Act, new legislation that would cap credit card interest rates at common sense levels, bringing relief to working people across America. “Americans are being crushed under the weight of record credit card debt—and the biggest banks are just getting richer," said Senator Hawley. "The government was quick to bail out the banks just this spring, but has ignored working people struggling to...

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Hawley Delivers Floor Speech Urging Support for His Amendment to Increase Tariffs on China

This evening U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) delivered remarks ahead of the Senate's vote on his amendment, as part of the debt ceiling deal, to raise tariffs on imports from China until the United States’ unsustainable trade deficit with China comes into balance. "In the last 20 years in the state of Missouri, we have lost 60,000 jobs to the People’s Republic of China—that number nationwide is almost 4 million," said Senator Hawley. "We can talk about budget reforms, and...

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