Today Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai demanding answers about the company’s relationship with China’s Huawei. The letter follows reporting that Google and Huawei were collaborating on a Huawei-branded smart speaker and are “even closer than previously understood.”
Missouri Lawmakers Hawley, Blunt and Graves Send Letter to FEMA on Behalf of Constituents in Need of Flood Assistance
Today Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), along with Congressman Sam Graves (R-Tarkio), sent a letter to FEMA Acting Administrator Peter Gaynor seeking clarification on the agency’s policy for offering Individual Assistance (IA) to constituents dealing with historic flooding. The lawmakers noted that Missourians are frustrated with “FEMA’s confusing and poorly-communicated process for providing Individual Assistance (IA) to those in need.”
Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) said, “I’m pleased that Congress was able to come together to reverse this misguided decision by FEMA. Ensuring that federal employees can act as first responders in US&R task forces will save lives. Disaster recovery efforts require all hands on deck, and passing this legislation will make that possible in Missouri and across the country."
U.S. Senators Josh Hawley and Tammy Baldwin Lead Bipartisan Effort to Restore Competitiveness to U.S. Exports, Boost American Manufacturers and Farmers
Today, U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) are introducing a bipartisan plan to make U.S. exports more competitive, boost American manufacturers and farmers, and reduce our trade deficit. The Competitive Dollar for Jobs and Prosperity Act would manage the U.S. dollar exchange rate and bring it into alignment by placing a “market access charge” on foreign purchases of U.S. stocks, bonds and other assets.
Senator Hawley said, “Big tech has embraced a business model of addiction. Too much of the ‘innovation’ in this space is designed not to create better products, but to capture more attention by using psychological tricks that make it difficult to look away. This legislation will put an end to that and encourage true innovation by tech companies.”
Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) issued the following statement regarding the proposed budget deal: The latest budget deal is yet another example of why Congress is broken. I will be voting no. This budget process, if we can even call it a process, put taxpayers at the mercy of a House Speaker who has no interest in prudent budgeting and who is more concerned with scoring political points than protecting taxpayers or helping working families.
“I’m thrilled that President Trump signed my bipartisan legislation to support the heroes of law enforcement into law," said Senator Hawley. "This legislation will save lives by providing critical aid to officers in crisis."
Following Discussion with FBI Director Wray, Senator Hawley Asks Missouri Universities to Reconsider Their Partnerships with the Chinese Government
In response to yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with FBI Director Chris Wray, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) today sent letters to the heads of University of Missouri and Webster University, both of which house Confucius Institutes, expressing his concerns about the universities’ Confucius Institutes. This follows comments during the hearing when Director Wray told Senator Hawley that Chinese Confucius Institutes at American universities are a “source of concern” because they allow...
“Replacing the Rocheport Bridge is a huge victory for our state,” said Senator Hawley. “This critical infrastructure investment will benefit Missouri residents and businesses by providing safe and reliable passage for the more-than 12 million vehicles that travel across the bridge each year. I am grateful to the administration for prioritizing the critical infrastructure needs of Missouri, and I applaud the Missouri Department of Transportation for their efforts to secure these funds.”
This week Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) delivered a speech at the National Conservatism Conference where he discussed the state of American politics today. Senator Hawley also addressed the growing divide between cosmopolitan elites and the rest of America and the need for policies geared toward the great American middle.