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Hawley, Blunt Resolution Honoring Lance Corporal Schmitz and Fallen Missourians Passes Senate

Last night, the Senate passed U.S. Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) resolution honoring Marine Corps Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz of Wentzille, Mo.,  and each of the 56 Missourians who gave their lives during the war in Afghanistan. U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) cosponsored the resolution and Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-3) introduced a companion resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Hawley: Biden was Fighting “Phony Culture War” While Americans in Afghanistan Paid the Price

On the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) lambasted President Joe Biden for waging a “phony culture war” while ignoring the chaos unfolding in Afghanistan as a result of his administration’s failed withdrawal. Senator Hawley also called out Democrats in Congress for looking the other way on Biden’s failed withdrawal, saying he will “force the Senate to actually vote on Joe Biden’s nominees for leadership positions in the Departments of State and Defense. In the face of this...

Senator Hawley and Colleagues Send Letter to SASC Chairman Demanding More Time to Question Austin, Milley, McKenzie at Hearing Next Week

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and several colleagues sent a letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed (D-R.I.) today in response to concerns that committee members would be capped at one round of five-minute questioning during the long-awaited hearing on the Biden administration’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, set for next Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 on Capitol Hill. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.)...

Sen. Hawley Honors Fallen Missourians, Pledges to Hold State, DoD Nominees Until Top Officials Resign Over Afghanistan Disaster

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) gave a speech on the Senate Floor honoring Marine Corps Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz of Wentzville, Mo. and each of the 56 Missourians who made the ultimate sacrifice in the war in Afghanistan. In his speech he pledged to hold the nomination of any nominee for the Department of Defense or for the Department of State until Secretary Austin, Secretary Blinken, and Jake Sullivan resign.

Senator Hawley Statement on Attacks in Afghanistan

“Our nation is forever indebted to the brave Marines who made the ultimate sacrifice today. And we remember as well the innocent Afghanis who needlessly perished. Joe Biden has now overseen the deadliest day for US troops in Afghanistan in over a decade, and the crisis grows worse by the hour. We must reject the falsehood peddled by a feckless president that this was the only option for withdrawal. This is the product of Joe Biden’s catastrophic failure of leadership. It is now painfully clear...

Senator Hawley Releases Hold on Top Biden Pentagon Nominee, Leader of the Next National Defense Strategy

Last night, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released his hold on Dr. Mara Karlin’s nomination to be the next Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities. Senator Hawley held Dr. Karlin’s nomination in order to ensure her commitment to a strategy of denial and a force planning construct that focuses on China. He released his hold after receiving a letter from Dr. Karlin in which she expressed just that.

Hawley, Colleagues Reintroduce Taiwan Defense Act

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced he will reintroduce the Taiwan Defense Act (TDA), following new signs of China’s increasing belligerence in the Asia-Pacific and imperial ambitions worldwide. Sen. Hawley’s bill ensures the United States is able to defeat any attempted Chinese invasion of Taiwan.