Hawley Welcomes Schmitt to U.S. Senate

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) welcomed newly sworn in Senator Eric Schmitt (R-Mo.) to the 118th Congress. 

"Congratulations to Eric Schmitt on his swearing-in today. He’s going to be a terrific Senator. I can’t wait to serve with him in the new Congress and fight for the people of Missouri," said Senator Hawley.

2022 RECAP: Senator Hawley Fights for Missouri Priorities

In 2022, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) continued fighting for Missouri by standing in opposition to the Biden agenda, working across the aisle to advance key legislative priorities, and serving the needs of constituents across the state.

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Hawley Announces New Army Funding for Fort Leonard Wood Housing

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced that the Army has committed to spending $41.4 million in Fiscal Year 2023 and another $50 million in Fiscal Year 2024 for new housing at Fort Leonard Wood following Senator Hawley’s repeated demands over the past year that aging homes at the base be replaced.

In August 2022, Senator Hawley toured the base, delivered remarks about the important work being done there, and visited with residents about base housing in need of replacement. 

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Hawley, Grassley Blast Biden Administration for Concealing Disinfo Board Documents, Demand Transparency

U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas blasting the Department’s decision to cover up the Disinformation Governance Board’s activities by redacting large swaths of records produced to Congress in response to the Senators’ oversight requests.

The Senators wrote, “Based on our review of this material, it appears that many of the redactions are applied to pre-decisional and deliberative process...

Hawley Delivers Remarks on Senate Passage of His Bill to Ban TikTok on Government Devices

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) delivered remarks on the Senate Floor following the Senate's passage of his legislation to ban federal employees from using TikTok on government devices. 

"Last night, the Senate took the important step of unanimously on a bipartisan basis passing legislation to ban TikTok on all government devices. [...] Never has the security threat to the American people from the Chinese Communist Party been more grave, and never has the determination on the part of the...

Hawley Bill to Ban TikTok on Government Devices Passes Senate Unanimously

Tonight U.S. Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) bill to ban TikTok on government devices unanimously passed the Senate for the second time. Senator Hawley’s bill would follow up on steps already taken by the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and TSA to ban the app on federal government devices due to security concerns.

“TikTok is a Trojan Horse for the Chinese Communist Party. It’s a major security risk to the United States, and until it is forced to...

Hawley Blasts Biden Admin. for Lack of Preparation Ahead of Title 42 Expiration

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s Acting Assistant Secretary for Border and Immigration Policy, Blas Nuñez-Neto, demanding answers on the agency’s failure to prepare for the surge in illegal immigration across our southern border prior to Title 42 coming to an end. Officials are now bracing for 14,000 migrant encounters per day.

In May, during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) Hearing, Acting Assistant...

Hawley Files Gonzalez v. Google Amicus Brief with Supreme Court, Challenging Big Tech’s Section 230 Immunity

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court this week in the case Gonzalez v. Google, dealing with online platforms and the Section 230 immunity they receive for their algorithmic recommendations.

In his brief, Senator Hawley argues that courts have consistently misread the text of Section 230: Congress never intended the law to shield companies’ knowing distribution of unlawful content. In this case, Google promoted videos from ISIS-aligned terrorists...

Hawley Urges Blinken to Prioritize Arms for Taiwan Over Ukraine

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter urging Secretary of State Antony Blinken to prioritize arming Taiwan over delivering weapons to Ukraine. 

"Taiwan is more important for U.S. national interests than Ukraine,” wrote Senator Hawley. “Seizing Taiwan is Beijing’s next step toward dominating the Indo-Pacific region. If Beijing succeeds, it would have dire ramifications for Americans’ national security, as well as our economic security and freedom of action.”

He continued,...