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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.

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Hawley Statement on Biden Proposal to Overrule Workers in Rail Negotiations

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released the following statement on the potential rail strike after the Biden Administration announced it supports government intervention on behalf of large corporations by overruling the requests of union workers. A rail strike could begin as early as Dec. 9, 2022, if a new agreement is not struck.

Hawley Urges Biden to Declare Federal Emergency Over Radioactive Contamination at Missouri School

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a new letter to President Biden today, calling for the president to declare a federal emergency following the impending closure of Jana Elementary School in Florissant, Mo. due to reports of radioactive contamination and to authorize immediate federal relief for all families affected by the crisis.

The Hazelwood Board of Education made the decision on Tuesday night to close Jana Elementary School, forcing students to make the switch to virtual learning until...

Hawley Demands USACE Investigate Reports of Radioactive Contamination at Missouri School

Today, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Lieutenant General Scott A. Spellmon demanding the Corps investigate reports of radioactive contamination at Jana Elementary School in Florissant, Mo.

In his letter, Senator Hawley demanded the Corps review results of a new private report, conduct further testing on school grounds, and take action to ensure the safety of students at Jana Elementary. Parents of students were not informed of these...

Hawley Pushes for Answers on Mail Service Delays in Kansas City Area

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to the United States Postal Service (USPS) Inspector General pushing for answers on reports of consistent mail service delays in the Kansas City Northland area.

For the last few months Senator Hawley’s office has heard from constituents in Kansas City’s Northland area on mail-related issues. Missourians experiencing similar problems can contact our office here.

"The need for reliable mail service across Missouri is critical. Recent news...

Senator Hawley Pushes Army for Updates on Fort Leonard Wood Housing

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth requesting an update on the Army’s plans to replace aging homes at Fort Leonard Wood.

Senator Hawley asked Secretary Wormuth about this issue at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on May 5, 2022. This latest inquiry comes as the Army appears to be going back on its pledge to allocate funding for new homes at Fort Leonard Wood.

"Servicemembers at Fort Leonard Wood do vital work to protect our...

FBI Director Stonewalls Senator Hawley's Questions on FBI's 'Audit' of MO Concealed Carry Permits

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) questioned Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray about the FBI's planned audit of Missouri's sheriffs' offices' records of concealed carry permits. Last week, Senator Hawley sent a letter to Director Wray demanding answers, but has yet to receive a reply.

Senator Hawley said, "This is of significant concern, it directly affects Missouri state law. You've praised your local law enforcement partners earlier today Director. You are...

Senator Hawley Tours St. Louis Region Flood Damage

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) met with FEMA, local officials, and residents while touring flood damage at public buildings and residences across the St. Louis region.

Senator Hawley toured damage inside the church at Old St. Ferdinand Shrine and the Knights of Columbus Hall in Florissant, Mo. 

Senator Hawley spoke with FEMA officials at Old St. Ferdinand Shrine in Florissant, Mo.

Senator Hawley met with Florissant, Mo. Mayor Tim Lowery, Police Chief Tim Fagan, and members of the...