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Hawley Statement on Supreme Court Striking Down Biden's Illegal WOTUS Rule

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released the following statement on the Supreme Court's unanimous 9-0 decision in the case of Sackett v. EPA, which effectively struck down President Biden's illegal Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule.


In January, Senator Hawley led the Missouri Republican delegation...

Senator Hawley Visits Southeast Missouri Following Deadly Tornado

Last night U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) traveled to Glenallen, Mo., and Marble Hill, Mo., following the deadly tornado and storms that hit the region. Senator Hawley was briefed by local leaders and officials, toured the damaged neighborhoods, met with residents impacted by the storms, and attended a community prayer meeting.

Hawley Demands Justice for Jana Elementary Families, Urges Senate to Pass Bill to Clean Up School

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) delivered remarks and attempted to unanimously pass his legislation to clean up Jana Elementary School and test the surrounding buildings in the Hazelwood School District, but it was blocked.

“Imagine being a parent and waking up to this headline: ‘Missouri elementary school to close after report finds radioactive contamination.’ […] The school board had no choice, they found radioactive material in their kids' building so they shut down the school,” said...

Hawley Demands Response from Postal Service for Continued Delays in the Kansas City Area

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to United States Postal Service (USPS) Inspector General Tammy Whitcomb Hull urging that the mail delays in the Kansas City area be resolved and an investigation be conducted to prevent future delays.

"After months of widespread delays, it is well past time for the Postal Service to determine the root cause of the delays and recommend corrective action. We cannot wait any longer. Without an audit of these areas of concern, residents of the...

Senator Hawley Questions EPA on Risks to Missouri after Ohio Train Derailment

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Director Michael Regan expressing his concerns about the potential impact to Missouri over the train derailment and subsequent disaster unfolding in Ohio. 

"This is a terrible tragedy for that community and presents potential far-reaching safety hazards to those living and working downstream of the event. Many in my State of Missouri are now asking whether it is safe to drink their water or...

Hawley Demands Answers from DOE on Radioactive Waste Found Near Jana Elementary

During his first appearance in the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) pushed the Department of Energy's Deputy Secretary David Turk for answers about radioactive waste found near Jana Elementary School in the Hazelwood School District of Florissant, Mo.

"With all due respect, I'm not particularly interested in conversations, I'm interested in getting a result here," Senator Hawley said. "These parents have been waiting for years [...] to get some...

Hawley Leads Missouri Delegation Letter Demanding Rollback of the Biden Admin's New WOTUS Rule

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) led the Missouri Republican delegation – including Senator Eric Schmitt (R-Mo.), Rep. Ann Wagner (MO-2), Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-3), Rep. Mark Alford (MO-4), Rep. Sam Graves (MO-6), Rep. Eric Burlison (MO-7), and Rep. Jason Smith (MO-8) –in sending a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Michael Connor, calling on the administration to immediately rescind its...

Hawley, Bush Urge USACE to Test Entire Missouri School District for Contamination

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Representative Cori Bush (MO-1) sent a letter to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Lieutenant General Scott Spellmon calling for additional radioactive testing of Hazelwood School District's properties. 

Senator Hawley previously demanded that USACE conduct radioactive testing at Jana Elementary School following reports of contamination, and called on President Biden to declare a federal emergency and make aid available for students and families.


2022 RECAP: Senator Hawley Fights for Missouri Priorities

In 2022, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) continued fighting for Missouri by standing in opposition to the Biden agenda, working across the aisle to advance key legislative priorities, and serving the needs of constituents across the state.

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