Statement on Riots

Last night a group of looters and vandals took to the streets in the Ferguson area of St. Louis to cause damage and harm. The governor was right to activate the National Guard to protect residents and neighborhoods and stop lawless violence.

Like so many others, I have seen the video of George Floyd’s death, and I am appalled by it. It should never have happened. In our country, our Constitution and laws forbid those with government power to abuse it to the harm of others. And our laws provide...

Hawley, Blunt, Long Ask USDA to Approve Convoy of Hope’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program Application

U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Representative Billy Long (R-Mo.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue regarding the denial of Convoy of Hope’s application to participate in the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Their letter notes that Convoy of Hope, based in Springfield, Mo., has distributed over $1 billion in emergency food aid to more than 130 million people since its founding and urged the USDA to reconsider its decision...

Senator Hawley Raises Missouri Farmers’ Concerns with Coronavirus Food Assistance Program to UDSA

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to ask for clarity on issues with the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) brought to him by Missouri farmers. In the letter, Senator Hawley raises the concerns of cattle producers, who feel penalized by the program for not selling their cattle at the bottom of the market, and of row crop farmers, who may be ineligible for aid because they didn’t have a crop in 2019 due to natural...

Sen. Hawley Writes Twitter CEO: Twitter Should Lose Immunity If Editorializing On Political Speech

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey questioning why Twitter should continue to receive special immunity from the federal government after choosing to editorialize on President Trump’s tweets. Twitter currently receives special immunity under the law in what’s known as Section 230, which states that companies that merely distribute user content should not be treated like a publisher, such as the New York Times or the Washington Post. But, with Twitter’s...

Senator Hawley Demands Google Explain Continued Censorship of Criticism of CCP

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Google CEO Sunday Pichai calling on the company to provide an explanation for reports that YouTube is censoring comments critical of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). In his letter, Senator Hawley describes a disturbing pattern of Google’s censoring criticism to curry favor with the CCP, calling for a specific account of when the company became aware of this “error” and what steps they have taken to correct it.

Sen. Hawley Introduces Resolution Condemning China’s Plans to Violate the Sino-British Joint Declaration and Hong Kong Basic Law

Today, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced a resolution condemning China’s proposed “sweeping national security law” in Hong Kong that would ban subversion, sedition, and succession. Senator Hawley’s resolution says the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is seeking to erase basic liberties and human rights promised to Hong Kong and is a part of a broader attempt by the CCP to impose its will on the rest of Asia and the free world.