Senator Hawley Asks SBA to Explain Planned Parenthood Loans Scandal

Following reports that Planned Parenthood received at least $80 million in loans intended for small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza requesting an explanation from the SBA and an outline of the steps they are taking to correct their error.

Senator Hawley Calls on Coast Guard to Adopt NTSB Recommendations from Report on Table Rock Lake Tragedy

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Admiral Karl L. Schultz, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, urging the adoption of the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) safety recommendations issued in last month’s report on the 2018 tragedy on Table Rock Lake. In the letter, Senator Hawley notes the accident on Table Rock Lake and the loss of 17 lives could have been prevented if the NTSB’s recommendations dating as far back as 1999 had been adopted and enforced.

Hawley, Colleagues Confront China’s Human Rights Abuses

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joined his colleagues in passing the “Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act,” introduced by Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) to confront the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) abuses of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, China. The bill requires that U.S. policy toward China be explicitly linked to human rights violations in Xinjiang by directing the President to impose sanctions related to the CCP’s treatment of Uyghurs and requiring...

Hawley, Cortez Masto Celebrate Senate Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Help Reduce Police Officer Suicides

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (D-Nev.) joined Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) in applauding the Senate passage of the Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection Act, a bipartisan bill to track law enforcement suicides. The bill would require the FBI to collect voluntary, anonymous data on police suicides and attempted suicides from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to help prevent law enforcement suicides.

Hawley, Gardner Partner on Coronavirus Economic Recovery Plan to Put Workers First

U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) have announced they will team up on a plan, Rehire America, to help workers and businesses recover and strengthen over the coming months. The proposal calls for Congress to incentivize rehiring workers who were laid off due to the pandemic and support a percent of wages for each worker currently on payroll through the end of the year. The proposal also calls for Congress to provide grants for rent, utilities, mortgage interest, and...

Hawley, Fischer, and Colleagues Call for DOJ Antitrust Investigation into Beef Packers

Today, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joined Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues in writing a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) calling for an antitrust investigation into the highly concentrated beef packing sector.

“Cattlemen across America seriously question the ability for their children to take over what are frequently multi-generational, family-owned operations that have served as the engines for their communities and our country’s food...

Hawley Joins Bipartisan Letter Urging Congressional Leaders to Support Pork Producers During Pandemic

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley sent a bipartisan letter with 13 of his Senate colleagues to Congressional leaders seeking additional funding for programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that would assist pork producers who are being forced to depopulate livestock herds because of restaurant and meat processing plant closures during the pandemic. Farmers are facing an animal welfare crisis due to overcrowding and the challenge of providing enough feed and water available to each animal....

Senator Hawley on House Dems Phase 4 Proposal: “Doesn’t sound like recovery. Sounds like a boondoggle”

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) called out House Democrats for proposing over one trillion dollars in new spending for coronavirus relief without including any provisions to protect workers or get them their jobs back, according to Axios reporting. Senator Hawley has proposed a plan to rehire every worker laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic and protect existing jobs.

Senator Hawley Joins Bipartisan Call for the FTC to Launch Major Children’s Privacy Investigation

Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) today wrote to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging it to use its authority under the FTC Act to launch an investigation into children’s data practices in the educational technology and digital advertising sectors. The Senators make their request following the Commission’s announcement that it will begin an ahead-of-schedule...