Press Releases

Hawley Confronts Biden Admin Director for Lying to Congress about Involvement in Tree-Spiking

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) pressed the Biden Administration's Bureau of Land Management Director Tracy Stone-Manning on lying to Congress about her ties to tree spiking, a form of eco-terrorism that targets the timber industry and could kill or seriously maim blue-collar loggers. "You just said . . . that you were involved. There were two people convicted in 1989 of putting 500 pounds of spikes in an Idaho forest. . . . You testified that you sent a letter to the Forest Service on their behalf," said Senator Hawley. Watch the full exchange here or above. Senator Hawley further called out Director Stone-Manning for failing to comply with federal investigations into her involvement with tree-spiking after she falsely claimed to have never...

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Hawley Joins Missouri Radiation Advocates to Give Update on RECA Following Senate Lunch with Johnson

Today U.S. Senator Hawley (R-Mo.) joined Missouri radiation advocates in the U.S. Capitol to provide an update on his continued push to reauthorize and expand the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) that lapsed last week thanks to inaction from House leadership.  Today's RECA update following a Republican Senate lunch with Speaker Johnson comes after the Speaker failed to follow through on his promise to meet with Missouri radiation advocates. ". . . Now, nobody in my state—nobody in any state—who is sick and dying of cancer, or any other illness caused by radiation, can even apply for relief. And, so far, Speaker Johnson, after promising these survivors that he would meet with them, he has not met with them. . . . He has not addressed the failure of the House to renew and...

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Hawley Demands Transparency from Energy Department in Fight For Missouri Farmers Against Federal Government Land Grab

Today U.S. Senator Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a follow-up letter to Energy Secretary Granholm, urging transparency from her Department on its proposed designation of the National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor (NIETC), which is projected to cut across the entirety of Missouri.  "Constituents in my state have rightfully complained that the proposal lacks essential information needed to adequately provide comments on the plan," wrote Senator Hawley. "I have previously called on you to rescind this proposal. And that would be the right thing to do. But at the very least, to respond to serious concerns of constituents in my state, you should disclose the exact location of the proposed corridor, notify the affected landowners, and extend the comment period by...

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Hawley Blasts House Leadership’s Inaction on RECA Expiration Date

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released the following statement, calling out Speaker Mike Johnson for the House's failure to reauthorize and expand compensation funds for American radiation victims that expire today due to legislative inaction. RECA expires today because the House has done nothing. I hope when @SpeakerJohnson gets back from Europe he will get focused on America - and make time to meet with radiation survivors, like he promised— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) June 7, 2024 Earlier this week, Senator Hawley demanded that Speaker Johnson prioritize American radiation victims after his office declined a meeting that Johnson had already promised to Missouri advocates.  Senator Hawley has continually urged the House to pass his updated RECA proposal...

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Hawley, Kelly Introduce Bill Boosting Police Recruitment and Retention

Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) introduced the Educational and Career Opportunities for Public Safety (EdCOPS) Act of 2024. The bill tackles the recruitment and retainment crisis plaguing local law enforcement agencies across the country and seeks to support them. TheEdCOPS Act of 2024 offers education benefits to police officers and their dependents. “As crime rates rise and law enforcement agencies experience staffing shortages, Congress must ensure that states have the resources they need to attract and retain high-quality police officers. This bill would do just that by investing in the men and women in blue who keep our communities safe,” said Senator Hawley. “As the son of two police officers, I have a personal appreciation for the work local law enforcement...

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Hawley Slams Biden Admin Over Covert Mass Amnesty Scheme for Illegal Migrants

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas condemning the decision to grant hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants de facto amnesty. Recent reporting revealed that, since 2022, the Biden Administration has closed more than 350,000 asylum cases of migrants, leaving them in the country without requiring them to check in with authorities.   "Let’s be clear: granting mass amnesty to illegal migrants contradicts any Biden Administration claim that it is now somehow getting “tough” on the border [...] Your failure of leadership and complete unwillingness to uphold the law continues to imperil the well-being and lives of American citizens," wrote Senator...

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Hawley Condemns Political Conviction of Trump on All Counts: ‘This is America Under Democrat Rule’

Today, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released the following statements, condemning the conviction of former President Trump on all 34 felony counts brought against him by Manhattan's radical, far-left District Attorney Alvin Bragg. This is America under Democrat rule: prosecuting political opponents whether it’s pro-life Americans or a former President— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) May 30, 2024 This “trial” has been from beginning to end a complete and total sham, a mockery of the criminal justice system, and one of the most dangerous abuses of our political process in American history— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) May 30, 2024 Not since the Alien and Sedition Acts in the 1790s has a president tried to CRIMINALIZE his political opposition. Congrats, Joe Biden. You’re the worst...

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Hawley Urges House to Pass His RECA Proposal After Johnson Backtracks on Dirty Extension Bill

Today, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released the following statement after Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) confirmed the House will no longer vote on a gutted version of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) that would fail to compensate thousands of radiation victims across the country, including Americans in Missouri, New Mexico, and the Navajo Nation. Senator Hawley's latest statement urging the House to pass his RECA reauthorization and expansion bill comes after Speaker Johnson flip-flopped on sending a narrow extension of RECA to the House floor amid bipartisan, bicameral backlash. There is a RECA bill passed with nearly 70 votes by the Senate sitting in the House waiting for action. It’s the only viable option now. Pass it, Speaker Johnson!...

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Hawley Slams Johnson for Plan to Vote on RECA Bill Excluding Missouri, New Mexico, and Hundreds of Thousands of Americans

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released a statement after Speaker Mike Johnson's (R-La.) office informed Senator Hawley that the House would take up a Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) bill that fails to compensate thousands of victims across the country, including in Missouri, New Mexico, and the Navajo Nation. In March, Speaker Johnson pledged to work with interested parties on a reauthorization measure following the House's failure to take up reauthorization legislation months before its expiration....

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Hawley Urges Biden to Protect Transport for Remains of Deceased Missouri Missionaries

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) urged President Biden to mobilize all necessary resources at his disposal to protect the transport of the remains of Natalie and Davy Lloyd. The Lloyds were brutally murdered by Haitian gangs while working as missionaries in the country. Their remains are still not home in Missouri with their families.  "While there is now a plan in place to fly Natalie and Davy’s remains back to Missouri, there are serious concerns about the security situation on the ground in Haiti over the next several days. Natalie and Davy’s bodies will need to be transported to the final point of departure, and until that time, there are major risks... I must stress the critical importance of sufficient security personnel to protect the transport during the...

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