Senator Hawley Calls on Hong Kong Chief Executive to Resign in Response to “Police State” Criticism

During his fact-finding visit to Hong Kong, United States Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) said Hong Kong was in “danger of sliding towards a police state.” Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam then held a press conference where she called Senator Hawley’s remarks “irresponsible and unfounded.” Last night Senator Hawley responded to Lam, saying, “I chose the words ‘police state’ purposely - because that is exactly what Hong Kong is becoming. I saw it myself. If Carrie Lam wants to demonstrate...

During Hong Kong Visit, Senator Hawley Compares Hongkongers’ Struggle Against Communism to East Germany During the Cold War

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) traveled to Hong Kong this weekend to learn the facts on the ground, observe the protests, and speak to pro-democracy activists. In a video filmed in front of Hong Kong's Legislative Council, Senator Hawley compared Hongkongers’ fight against the Chinese Communist Party to East Germany’s struggle against the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley Sends Letter To NBA Commissioner Silver Blasting NBA’s Decision To Side With Chinese Communist Party Over Hong Kong Protestors

In his letter, which was also sent to all 30 NBA team owners, Senator Hawley writes, “Remember that some things are more important than money. Remember your responsibility. You may not think of your League as an American undertaking, but whatever you think, what you say and do represents America to the world. And for an American organization to help the most brutal of regimes silence dissent in pursuit of profit is appalling.”

Senator Hawley Sends Bipartisan Warning to FTC Not to Weaken Children’s Online Privacy Rules

“But the FTC’s failure now and in recent years to fully enforce COPPA compliance has us concerned that an update at this time could diminish children and parents’ control of their data or otherwise weaken existing privacy protections. Now is not the time to pull back,” write the Senators in the letter to all five FTC Commissioners. “As children’s use of technology continues to increase, so too does the appetite by tech giants for children’s personal information. Your agency’s obligation is to...

Senator Hawley Statement on the 70th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China

“Seventy years ago, the Chinese Communist Party seized power from the Chinese people. Since then, its ruthless rule has resulted in the deaths of millions of its own citizens. Concentration camps in Xinjiang and a rush toward digital authoritarianism are the latest examples of the Party’s totalitarian nature, which dates back to the Great Leap Forward and the Tiananmen Square Massacre.  “The Party’s transgressions are not limited to inflicting horrific atrocities against the Chinese people. The...

ICYMI: Senator Hawley’s Speech on Declining Life Expectancy in Missouri

Yesterday U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) gave a speech on the Senate floor about a recent Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services report on Missourians’ life expectancy. The report shows that life expectancy in Missouri declined last year, continuing a trend that has been going on in the state since 2012.

Senator Hawley Calls on FTC to Release Full 2012 Report on Google’s Anticompetitive Business Practices

Today Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission’s five commissioners asking them to release the agency’s 2012 report on Google’s anticompetitive tactics and abuse of monopoly power. Half of the 2012 report was inadvertently disclosed in 2015 and revealed that Google rigged search results to bias its own services over competitors’.

In the letter Senator Hawley writes, “I believe the remaining pages likely contain information critical to the public interest...

Senator Hawley Leads Bipartisan Resolution Condemning North Korean Labor Camps

“The crimes against humanity the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea are committing are unparalleled in the world today. It has been estimated that more than 400,000 people out of 500,000 imprisoned were killed over a 30-year span. That these conditions exist in the 21st century, after the horrors the world witnessed in the last, is unconscionable. Just as then, we cannot remain silent. We should consider sanctions against those responsible and send a clear message to Pyongyang that the global...

Senator Hawley Statement on WOTUS Repeal

“Farmers take much better care of their own land than the bureaucrats in Washington ever could. As Attorney General of Missouri, I helped lead the effort to fight against the burdensome WOTUS rule. Now as a Senator, I’m proud to support President Trump in rolling it back and restoring the original intent of the Clean Water Act. With this step, we can create a more uniform system for local farmers and communities to move forward.”

Senators Hawley, Cruz, Cramer, and Braun Blast Facebook for Censoring Pro-Life Content

Today Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), along with Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg criticizing the social media company’s recent "independent fact check," false rating, and subsequent censorship of pro-life organization Live Action.

In the letter, the Senators note that Facebook’s "independent fact check" was conducted by abortion rights activists who no reasonable person could consider neutral or objective on...