New Hawley Bill Will Aid Working Families Struggling With School Disruption

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) will introduce the Helping Parents During COVID Act of 2020 to provide immediate financial relief for working families whose children’s education has been disrupted by the pandemic. Senator Hawley’s bill would provide these working families $1,200 in direct cash assistance per month every month through June 2021 to help cover lost work shifts or wages. This bill will also create a fully-refundable tax credit of $800 per child to reimburse parents for the costs of...

Hawley Asks DOJ to File Suit Against Unconstitutional Restrictions on Houses of Worship

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr urging him to immediately file suit in federal court to protect religious liberties in states placing unconstitutional restrictions on houses of worship. Senator Hawley writes that a number of states are violating the First Amendment in strictly limiting attendance at religious services while allowing other businesses, like restaurants and gyms, to operate at up to 50 percent capacity.

Missouri Law Enforcement Officers Applaud Senator Hawley’s Bill to Support Police

In the week since U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced the David Dorn Back the Blue Act, the bill has been met with an outpouring of support from Missouri law enforcement officers. Senator Hawley’s bill would authorize $15 billion for the U.S. Attorney General to fund more officer hiring and salary increases for state and local law enforcement across the country.

Senator Hawley Calls on Facebook to Reconsider Ban on Political Advertising

In response to Facebook’s recent announcement that it will ban political advertising in the week leading up the November 2020 elections, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg asking that he reconsider his decision. Senator Hawley writes that Facebook’s decision could have the effect of suppressing voter turnout and includes an overly broad blackout of advertising related to “social issues.”

Senator Hawley Calls for CFIUS to Reject TikTok Partnership, Violates President’s Executive Order

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley sent a letter to Secretary Steve Mnuchin calling on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to reject Oracle’s proposed partnership with ByteDance to obtain control of TikTok’s U.S. operations. Senator Hawley writes that the proposed partnership allows for continued Chinese Communist Party control of TikTok, putting American data at risk and violating President Trump’s executive order.

Senator Hawley Urges HHS Secretary to Utilize CARES Act Resources to Curb Rising Drug Abuse and Mental Health Disorders

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar urging him to address mental health needs and combat the rising trend of substance abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic across America, including Missouri. The CARES Act appropriated $425 million to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within HHS to boost services during the pandemic.

Senator Hawley Calls on Netflix to Take Down Cuties

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings calling for the removal of Cuties, a controversial new film that depicts preteens engaged in sexually explicit dance routines, from the platform. Senator Hawley asks why Netflix chose to market the film with a poster solely depicting scantily clad preteens in sexual positions, if Netflix took any measures to protect the child actors made to perform simulated sex acts, and exactly what audience Netflix is attempting to...

Hawley Condemns Disney for Whitewashing Genocide in Production of Mulan, Asks Whether They Will Pull Film

Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Disney CEO Robert Chapek condemning the company for whitewashing the ongoing genocide of Uighurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities during the production of Mulan. In producing the movie, Disney traveled to the Xinjiang province where atrocities are occurring, collaborated with local Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda organs, and gave “special thanks” to a CCP agency in charge of administering concentration camps in Xinjiang. Senator Hawley...

Senator Hawley Introduces ‘David Dorn Back the Blue Act’ to Allocate $15B to Raise Police Salaries, Hire More Officers

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) will introduce the David Dorn Back the Blue Act to raise police officer salaries and increase officer hiring and retention. Senator Hawley’s bill would amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize $15 billion for the U.S. Attorney General to fund more officer hiring and salary increases for state and local law enforcement.