Jobs and Economy

Sen. Hawley Writes to Treasury, SBA: Don’t Let Wall Street Greed Undermine Small Biz Loan Program

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza asking they conduct rigorous oversight of the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program. In the letter Senator Hawley condemns big banks who offered wealthy clients VIP treatment, fast-tracking their applications at the expense of other small businesses who may have applied first.

Senator Hawley Demands SBA Immediately Provide Economic Injury Disaster Loans to Small Businesses

Following local reports that small business owners have not received Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) from the Small Business Administration (SBA), U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza demanding the funds be distributed as soon as possible. Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the SBA must provide grants of up to $10,000 to businesses within three days of their application to the EDIL program.

Hawley, Brown Call on Mnuchin to Protect Direct Cash Relief from Predatory Debt Collectors

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joined Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) in sending a letter to Secretary Mnuchin urging immediate action to ensure Americans receive the full amount of their direct payments provided by Congress in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The letter says Treasury must protect CARES payments from being seized by predatory debt collectors and guarantee that American families get full and immediate direct relief.

Sen. Hawley Outlines Phase 4 Relief Plan: Rehire Workers & Bring Supply Chains Back

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced a new proposal for Phase 4 Coronavirus relief legislation to help get Americans back to work and to position the U.S. economy for a comeback. The proposal includes a major initiative to rehire workers now and keep them on payroll throughout this crisis, new measures to bring critical supply chains back to the United States from overseas and encourage domestic production, and reforms to prevent Wall Street crisis profiteering.

Senator Hawley Secures Missouri Priorities in Final Passage of FY ’20 NDAA

“This bill puts our armed forces in a better position to confront the growing threat posed by China and provides crucial support to our military men and women. I am pleased that the Conference Report included several priorities for Missouri's military bases and the defense-focused businesses that call Missouri home.”

Missouri, Kansas Congressional Delegation Members Welcome USDA Site Selection Announcement

Sen. Hawley said, “Moving these agencies to the heartland will help policymakers better collaborate with the ag community they serve. The Kansas City region is home to some of the hardest working farmers and ranchers in the country and is a great place to raise a family. Today’s announcement ensures that Missouri ag will continue to be a leader in feeding the world for years to come.”

Senators Hawley and Blackburn Introduce Legislation to Move Most Federal Agencies Out of D.C.

“Every year Americans’ hard-earned tax dollars fund federal agencies that are mainly located in the D.C. bubble. That’s a big part of the problem with Washington: they’re too removed from the rest of America. The HIRE Act will move policymakers directly into the communities they serve, creating thousands of jobs for local communities and saving taxpayers billions of dollars along the way.”

ICYMI: Senator Hawley’s Speech on Declining Life Expectancy in Missouri

Yesterday U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) gave a speech on the Senate floor about a recent Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services report on Missourians’ life expectancy. The report shows that life expectancy in Missouri declined last year, continuing a trend that has been going on in the state since 2012.