National Security

Senators Hawley, Vance, Rubio Urge CFIUS to Block Sale of U.S. Steel & Protect America’s Industrial Base

U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), J.D. Vance (R-Ohio), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) sent a letter to Janet Yellen, Secretary of the Treasury and Chair of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), urging her to block the sale of U.S. Steel to Japan-based Nippon Steel Corporation (NSC). NSC announced plans to acquire U.S. Steel on Monday, a deal that raises national security concerns and threatens to weaken America's industrial base....

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Hawley Op-Ed: Not one taxpayer dime for Gaza until Hamas frees all the hostages

By U.S. Senator Josh Hawley | Oct. 25, 2023 | Fox News Since October 7, the world has learned with mounting horror exactly what Hamas’s terrorists did in Israel. Women and children slaughtered in their homes. Corpses paraded in the streets of Gaza. Screaming civilians dragged away on motorbikes. Now, the Israeli people fight for their lives, under the shadow of existential threat.  [...]  Last week, Joe Biden unveiled to the American people his latest budget request....

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Hawley Pushes Mayorkas to Address ‘Terrorist-Linked Aliens’ at Border Following Hamas Attack in Israel

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas urging him to ensure the safety of Americans and, specifically, Jewish Americans amid the uptick in potential terrorist-linked illegal aliens at our southern border. This development follows the barbaric attack perpetrated by Hamas terrorists on innocent American and Israeli civilians. The recent reporting of numbers of encounters with...

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Biden Backs Hawley-Luján Legislation to Provide Aid to Victims of Nuclear Contamination

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) issued the following statement after President Biden endorsed Senator Hawley’s legislation to compensate victims of government-caused nuclear contamination originating from the Manhattan Project. Senator Hawley’s legislation was adopted by the Senate as part of the National Defense Authorization Act in July. The legislation was introduced with support from Senators Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)....

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Senators Hawley and Vance Introduce Legislation to Prevent Further Accounting Errors at the DoD

Today U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and JD Vance (R-Ohio) introduced legislation to require the Department of Defense (DoD) to use accounting methods that capture the true cost of sending weapons from U.S. stockpiles abroad. This legislation will help prevent further accounting issues at the Department, including the $6.2 billion “valuation error” of certain military equipment provided to Ukraine. “The so-called 'valuation errors' around U.S. aid to...

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Hawley Blasts Biden Interior Secretary For Claims of ‘Too Many’ American Jobs, Selling Out Blue-Collar Workers to China

Today in a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) questioned Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, grilling her for prioritizing the Biden Administration’s radical climate agenda over retaining blue-collar jobs and American energy security. "Let me just say this — jobs for blue-collar workers in this nation are valuable resources. The livelihood and well-being of American families are valuable resources. The ability of America to...

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Hawley Delivers Speech at the Heritage Foundation Leadership Summit: Conservatives at a Crossroads

By U.S. Senator Josh Hawley | April 21, 2023 | The American Conservative The following text reflects remarks as prepared for delivery. Thank you to the Heritage Foundation, which helped inspire my interest in conservative policy twenty-three years ago. I was an intern here in the summer of 2000. What a time to be alive. [...] And the truth is: Nobody has done more in the last fifty years to fuel conservative ideas than the Heritage Foundation. And at this time of challenge—in this time for...

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Hawley Introduces New Bill to Create Special Inspector General for Ukraine Assistance

Today U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and JD Vance (R-Ohio) introduced the Special Inspector General for Ukraine Assistance Act to establish a Special Inspector General to oversee the military and non-military assistance to Ukraine. The United States has appropriated $113 billion in aid to Ukraine – more than the contributions made by all European NATO allies combined. "The United States has been sending endless money to Ukraine despite a lack of oversight and without...

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Hawley Delivers National Security Speech ‘China and Ukraine: A Time for Truth’

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) delivered remarks at the Heritage Foundation in a speech entitled, “China and Ukraine: A Time for Truth.” The discussion focused on developing a defense policy that prioritizes our biggest threat, China; challenges to the consensus on Ukraine; and safeguards for Americans at home. Remarks as prepared can be found below. China and Ukraine: A Time for Truth Three years ago, in October of 2019, I went to visit Hong Kong.  It wasn’t a standard,...

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Hawley, Grassley Blast Biden Administration for Concealing Disinfo Board Documents, Demand Transparency

U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas blasting the Department’s decision to cover up the Disinformation Governance Board’s activities by redacting large swaths of records produced to Congress in response to the Senators’ oversight requests. The Senators wrote, “Based on our review of this material, it appears that many of the redactions are applied to pre-decisional and...

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