Senator Hawley Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators in Introducing Bill to Crack Down on Tools Used by Robocallers

Today Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joined Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Martha McSally (R-Arz.) in introducing the Anti-Spoofing Penalties Modernization Act of 2019 to aid Americans who are being inundated with robocalls. This bipartisan legislation doubles the penalties for illegal caller-ID “spoofing,” a tactic scammers often use to trick victims into answering their phone calls.

Senator Hawley said, “One of the top complaints I have...

Senator Hawley Grills Google Exec During Judiciary Committee Hearing

Today during a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) grilled Google’s vice president for government affairs and public policy, Karan Bhatia, on a range of subjects including Google’s work on censored search engines in China, YouTube’s curation of content for pedophiles, and whether Google would commit to an independent third-party audit of its content moderation practices.

Sen. Hawley: Break Up Higher Education Monopoly, Provide More Options for Career Training

Senator Hawley said, “For decades, Americans have been told that you have to go to college to get a good job. But, in more and more places, college costs a fortune. And college degrees are no longer a guarantee of a good job. “American students and workers need more pathways into the middle class, more opportunities to get good work and build bright futures. And they shouldn’t have to further enrich colleges by taking on a mountain of debt or mortgage their lives in order to get a good-paying...

Senator Hawley Addresses the Crisis at the Border from McAllen, Texas

Today Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), along with Vice President Mike Pence, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and officials from the Department of Homeland Security, toured the southern border. The group later addressed the crisis at the border during a press conference in McAllen, Texas.

Senator Hawley to Visit U.S.-Mexico Border

“What happens at the border has a tremendous impact on communities in Missouri,” Senator Hawley said. “The nonstop flow of drugs and human trafficking coming into this country is a crisis, plain and simple. I want to learn more about the challenges our agents face, the problems these local communities are dealing with, and how we can figure out a path forward. We are facing a surge at the southern border like we have never seen before, and Congress needs to get off its backside and act.”

President Trump Praises Sen. Hawley’s “Ending Support for Internet Censorship Act”

Senator Hawley said, “And that's why we need to step up now, and I think we need to say to them, here's the deal – Google, Facebook Twitter, they've gotten these special deals from government. They've gotten a special giveaway from government. They're treated unlike anybody else. If they want to keep their special deal, here's the bargain: they have to quit discriminating against conservatives. You agree with that? No more. No more discrimination. It's that simple. That's all were asking for.”

Senator Hawley Calls Out YouTube for Refusing to Stop Recommending Videos of Children to Pedophiles

Today in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing called Protecting Innocence in a Digital World, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) called out YouTube for prioritizing ad revenue over children’s safety. Senator Hawley discussed the legislation he introduced to ban video-hosting websites like YouTube from automatically recommending videos of children. Hawley’s legislation followed The New York Times reporting that YouTube’s algorithm automatically curates home videos of children for pedophiles.