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Rural Missouri

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...

Senators Hawley, Blunt, Missouri Congressional Delegation Support Request for Major Disaster Declaration Following Historic Flooding

Today Senators Hawley (R-Mo.), Blunt (R-Mo.), and the Missouri Congressional delegation sent a letter to President Biden in support of Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the City of St. Louis, as well as St. Louis, St. Charles, and Montgomery counties in Missouri overwhelmed by severe weather and flash flooding. 

Record setting rainfall caused flash flooding in the St Louis region leading to hundreds of home evacuations and, tragically, two deaths. The...

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...

Hawley Demands Answers on FBI's 'Audit' of Missouri Concealed Carry Permit Holders

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray, asking why he is directing FBI agents to conduct 'audits' of Missouri county sheriffs' records of concealed carry weapons permit holders. 

"Missouri is a state filled with law-abiding gun owners. There’s no pressing need for federal bureaucrats to collect information about who they are and other information on their applications for concealed carry permits," said Senator...