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Senator Hawley, Congressman Smith Introduce U.S. Military Right to Carry Act

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Congressman Jason Smith (R-Mo.) introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to ease the burden active duty military servicemembers face when renewing concealed-carry licenses while stationed outside of their state of residency. The U.S. Military Right to Carry Act allows servicemembers to renew their permits by mail and requires states to treat members of the military equally to state residents in issuing concealed carry permits.

Senators Cramer, Cruz, Hyde-Smith, Rounds, Scott, Wicker Back Senator Hawley’s NDAA Amendment to Remove Mandate to Rename Bases, Create Commission

Today Senators Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) announced they have cosponsored Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) amendment to the National Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to remove the congressionally-mandated renaming of names of military bases and installations, instead creating a one-year commission with public input to determine the best path forward.

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Sen. Hawley Introduces NDAA Amendment to Resist Left-Wing Assault on History

"This latest effort to unilaterally rename bases and remove war memorials, all behind closed doors, smacks of the cancel culture the Left wants to impose on the nation. Any discussion about renaming bases should be had in the light of day, out in the open, and it should involve military families, veterans, and state and local stakeholders. That’s what my amendment would do."

Senator Hawley Secures Top Missouri Priorities in FY ’21 NDAA

Following the Senate Armed Service Committee’s passage of its markup of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced the inclusion of more than twenty of Missouri’s top defense priorities he helped secure in the bill, which now heads to the Senate floor. Senator Hawley said, "Our military servicemembers represent the best of our nation and this bill makes sure they have what they need to protect us and come home safely. I’m proud to...

Hawley, Blunt Recognize Silver Star Service Banner Day

"We will never forget the sacrifices made by the brave men, women, and their families who answered the call to serve and secured the freedoms we enjoy today. These heroes selflessly put themselves in harm’s way, and I hope all Americans will take a moment to honor those wounded and ill service members and veterans every May 1st for Silver Star Service Banner Day.”

Defense Health Agency’s New ‘703 Report’ Protects Military Hospital at Fort Leonard Wood

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) released its “703 report” this week, detailing the agency’s recommendations for changes to military treatment facilities across the nation. Following pressure from U.S. Senator Josh Hawley and other members of the Missouri delegation, DHA’s recommendations make sure that the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital (GLWACH) will be able to continue providing beneficiaries with the health care they need. The pressure from Senator Hawley and others came in...

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.”

Senator Hawley Presses Pentagon on Contradictory Statements Regarding Middle East Troop Expansion

Last night the Pentagon told Senator Hawley the "U.S is not considering sending 14,000 additional troops to the Middle East." Today Under Secretary Rood told Senator Hawley that the Pentagon is considering sending additional troops to the Middle East. In response to these contradictory statements, Senator Hawley asked Secretary of Defense Mark Esper for clarification. Senator Hawley also pressed Under Secretary Rood on what “stability” looks like in the Middle East and what our goals are in the...

Hawley, Blunt Amendment Designating Silver Star Service Banner Day Passes Senate

Today, U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (Mo.) and Roy Blunt (Mo.) commended Senate passage of their legislation permanently designating May 1 as Silver Star Service Banner Day. The measure honors our nation’s wounded and ill service members and veterans, and their families. The amendment was included in the National Defense Authorization Act, which passed the Senate yesterday.

“What truly makes America great are the brave men, women and their families who answered the call to serve and allow us to...