Hawley, Blunt Ask Biden Administration for Answers on Goodfellow Federal Center Oversight Following Toxic Exposure

U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) wrote a letter to the General Services Administration (GSA) demanding answers on oversight failures over the Goodfellow Federal Center, in St. Louis, Mo., which exposed workers and a childcare facility to “widespread, longstanding” contaminants including asbestos, lead, mercury, arsenic and explosive materials.”  A report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says that GSA officials “deliberately misled tenants about the well-documented health...

Congress Poised to Strike Provision Expanding Draft to Women Following Hawley Demand

Press reports indicate that, following a months-long effort led by U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), language expanding registration to the draft for women will be removed from the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Senator Hawley said, “It appears the NDAA will no longer require women to register for the military draft. I certainly hope that is the case. If it is not, then I will keep fighting for a vote on the Senate floor to strip this wrong and misguided provision...

Senator Hawley Pens Letter to Mayorkas Slamming Double Standard with DHS Application Processing

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) penned a new letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, slamming the agency for prioritizing thousands of non-citizens over American families seeking answers about their international adoptions. Sen. Hawley highlighted the Department’s failure to unite a Missouri couple with their adopted child and requested the specific actions it will take to expeditiously respond.

“Your agency has repeatedly brushed off the Trowers by...

Hawley, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Move Forward with Preclearance Facility in Taiwan

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced the Taiwan Preclearance Act, which would affirm Taiwan’s importance in the Indo-Pacific and require a report on establishing a Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Preclearance facility in Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport. Senator Hawley’s bill would increase tourism between Taiwan and the United States while also stationing CBP officers in Taiwan.

The Taiwan Preclearance Act is co-sponsored by Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Rick Scott (R-Fla....

Senator Hawley to Monitor SCOTUS Arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

This morning, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) will listen to oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the case of Dobbs. V. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which will begin at 10:00AM EST. Senator Hawley will have further announcements as the arguments develop.

In July 2021, Senator Hawley led  an amicus brief, along with Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), urging the Court to use this opportunity to overrule Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania...

Hawley Demands HHS Reinstate Religious Liberty Protections, Answers on Secret Rollback

Following the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) November 24 decision to rescind the HHS Office of Civil Rights’ authority to affirmatively protect Americans’ conscience rights pursuant to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Senator Hawley penned a letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra demanding he reinstate the protections and provide answers on why the policy was rolled back.

“As President Clinton remarked when signing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law, religious...

Hawley, Blunt Press VA For Plan To Protect Veterans In Long-Term Care Facilities From Impact Of Federal Vaccine Mandate

U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) sent a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough demanding answers on how veterans in long-term care facilities will be impacted by the COVID-19 federal vaccination mandate and what is being done to protect them.

“We are concerned that implementation of these federal vaccine mandates will cause Missouri’s long-term care facilities to lose their status as federal contractors with the VA and jeopardize the well-being...

Hawley Calls for Answers After JPMorgan Forces Missouri-Based Group to Cancel Event Featuring Donald Trump Jr.

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon calling for answers after the bank canceled their contract with Defense of Liberty, a Missouri-based organization, forcing the group to scrap a long-planned event at the last minute.

WePay, which is owned by JPMorgan, was hired as a payment processor for the event but, upon learning that Donald Trump Jr. had been scheduled to speak, pulled their contract and claimed the event may be “illegal.” After the...

Hawley Continues Fight to Remove Female Draft Provision in NDAA

As the U.S. Senate prepares to vote on this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), U.S. Senator Josh Hawley is calling on the Senate to take up a vote on his amendment to remove the provision currently in the bill that forces women to register for the U.S. Selective Service System. Five more colleagues – U.S. Senators Daines, Lankford, Boozman, Lee, and Rubio – have signed on to the Senator’s amendment over the last several days, in addition to five others last week.
  
“Women have...