Press Releases

 ‘What World Are You Living In?’: Hawley Rebukes Former NIH Chief For Claiming Zero Censorship Took Place During COVID Peak

In a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) questioned Carrie D. Wolinetz who served as Chief of Staff for former National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins during the peak of COVID-19.  Senator Hawley pressed Wolinetz on her claim that censorship did not occur during her tenure at the NIH, specifically referring to questions around the origin of COVID-19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTn5M08mEEw "You don't believe censorship took place? What world are you living in?" Senator Hawley asked Wolinetz. "Tell that to the scientists who basically lost their credentials. Tell that to the people who were kicked off of social media and banned because they asked about a lab...

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Senator Hawley Delivers National Conservatism Keynote: The Christian Nationalism We Need

By U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) | July 8, 2024 | National Conservatism This week, Senator Hawley (R-Mo.) delivered a keynote address at the National Conservatism Conference on The Christian Nationalism We Need. Read Senator Hawley’s full remarks as prepared here.  Speech excerpts as prepared for delivery: I want to speak to you tonight about the future. About the future of the conservative movement and of this nation. But every future is rooted in some earlier past—or as Seneca said, “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”[…] [A]s Rome lay shattered and smoldering, a thousand miles away across the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Christian bishop of Hippo—a man named Augustine—took up his pen to describe a new age. His vision would inspire the West for millennia to come and...

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Hawley Confronts Biden Director Over Admin’s Hostile Takeover of Missouri Family Farms

In a Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs hearing today, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) pressed Eric Beightel, the Biden-appointed Executive Director of the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council, on his agency's endorsement of the Grain Belt Express. This green-energy transmission corridor is set to cut across Missouri, confiscating farmers' land in its tracks while failing to adequately compensate landowners.  "Why is it a good idea to go over the heads of the people of Missouri and give this expressway—which is being developed by a private company that's making probably billions of dollars on it as they take farmers' land—why is that a good idea?" asked Senator Hawley. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv5P2cVUsUs Watch the full...

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Hawley Bashes Biden Admin for Prioritizing Ukraine Over Air Defense Against China

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo) sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin calling out the Biden Administration's prioritization of air and missile defense for Ukraine, while neglecting support for U.S. and Taiwanese forces in the Pacific.  "The tradeoff between sending weapons to Ukraine and supporting U.S. forces and allies in the Pacific can no longer be denied [...] The Biden administration’s actions do not just place Taiwan at risk: these actions will endanger U.S. forces in the Pacific. Air and missile defenses are critical to protect U.S. forces from a potential Chinese attack," wrote Senator Hawley.  He continued, "Let us be clear: China, not Russia, poses the greatest threat to American security. This should not be controversial [...] If China...

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Hawley, Peters, Merkley, Ossoff Announce First-Ever Bipartisan Agreement to Advance Bill Barring Congress Members from Stock Trading

At a bipartisan press conference today, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), alongside Senators Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), made the case for banning stock trading for sitting members of Congress and unveiled new legislation to make it a reality. The bipartisan legislation will be considered at the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee business meeting on July 24. This is the first time a Senate committee will move forward to consider legislation banning members of Congress from stock trading. "Why should members of Congress be spending their time day trading rather than focusing on the priorities the American people sent us here to achieve and focus on?" Senator Hawley asked. "Congress should not be here to make a buck....

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Hawley Demands Tyson Foods Come Clean About Chicken Plant Closures in Missouri

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Tyson Foods CEO Donnie King demanding transparency and accountability after a lawsuit brought against his company alleged that Tyson lied about its intentions to sell its chicken plant in Dexter, Mo., to a competitor.  The letter comes after Senator Hawley secured a commitment from King, pledging that Tyson would sell its Missouri plant to any interested party—including a competitor—in an effort to support the more than 2,000 Missourians who lost their jobs. Senator Hawley has continued to push forward in his fight to protect Missouri farmers and workers from Tyson's anticompetitive and unethical practices.  Last September, he introduced the Strengthening Antitrust Enforcement for...

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Hawley Condemns Biden DOJ’s Indictment of Texas Doctor who Sounded Alarm on Illegal Transgender Procedures at Children’s Hospital

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray, denouncing the Justice Department's prosecution of Dr. Eithan Haim and requesting all documents related to the agency's investigation. President Biden's Justice Department indicted Dr. Haim after he blew the whistle on Texas Children’s Hospital for secretly conducting illegal child sterilization surgeries in the name of transgender healthcare. "This prosecution is intended to silence Dr. Haim, deter future whistleblowers, and allow deception and medical malpractice to continue apace. The Biden Administration is obviously doing this at the behest of far-left activists, whose views on youth gender medicine are wildly out of step with scientific evidence and the...

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‘How Can I Believe You?’: Hawley Exposes Biden Judicial Nominee for Lying About Ties to Antisemitic Organization, Support for Far-left Candidate

In today's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) pressed one of President Joe Biden's judicial nominees, Karla Marie Campbell, on why she repeatedly lied under oath about her ties to a left-wing organization that has advocated for the abolition of America's police and the destruction of Israel.  "I have to say, I've never seen a witness—never—in five years on this committee, sit here and lie to us and change the story person to person," said Senator Hawley. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH09O83p900 Watch the full exchange here or above. Senator Hawley further signaled his opposition to Campbell's nomination after she wouldn’t explain her previous financial support for a far-left political candidate who claimed Republican...

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Hawley, Schmitt, Smith Urge Biden to Green-light Disaster Relief Aid for Missouri Communities Devastated by Storms

U.S. Senators Josh Hawley, (R-Mo.) Eric Schmitt, and Congressman Jason Smith sent a letter to President Joe Biden, urging him to approve Missouri Governor Parson's disaster declaration request for urgent financial relief. The lawmakers' letter comes after devastating storms battered Missouri last month, damaging countless homes and businesses.  "On Wednesday, June 12, Governor Parson requested a major disaster declaration after multiple severe weather events occurred in the State of Missouri between May 19 and May 27," wrote Senator Hawley and his colleagues.They continued, "These storms generated tornadoes, high winds, heavy rain, and flooding across southern Missouri, causing significant damage to homes, businesses, and public infrastructure. State and local governments...

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Hawley Introduces Legislation to Honor the National Churchill Museum As a National Historic Landmark

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced new legislation to designate America's National Churchill Museum, located on the Westminster College campus in Fulton, Missouri, as a National Historic Landmark.  On March 5, 1946, Churchill spoke at Westminster College and spoke the famous words, “From Stettin in the Baltic, to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent.” In the 1960s, Westminster College set out to celebrate what would be the 20th anniversary of Churchill’s visit, and imported a 17th century church from London to Fulton. The church of St. Mary Aldermanbury was moved stone-by-stone to Westminster's campus. Reconstruction was completed in 1969, and is today's location of the museum. “Nearly 80 years ago, Sir Winston...

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