Senator Hawley Announces ‘Dangerous Partners: Big Tech & Beijing’ Hearing, TikTok and Apple Once Again Refuse to Testify

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) will hold a hearing next Wednesday as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee, titled “Dangerous Partners: Big Tech & Beijing.” Members of law enforcement have agreed to testify, but TikTok and Apple have once again declined Senator Hawley’s invitation – just as they did in November. “This is a troubling pattern of secrecy from Apple and TikTok,” said Senator Hawley. "Doing business with Beijing poses great security risks,...

Senators Hawley, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Startups Thrive

Today, U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced a bipartisan bill to support innovative startups across the country by establishing a competitive grant program for incubator networks. Incubators help startups by providing resources such as low-cost space, access to capital, business counseling, and mentorship opportunities during their early stages of development. According to a study conducted for the Economic Development Administration, investment in business...

Senator Hawley Demands Answers from FDA as Coronavirus Threatens Drug Shortage

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley sent a letter to U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn demanding answers for how the FDA will mitigate potential drug and medical device shortages. The letter comes after Axios reported the recent outbreak of novel coronavirus has threatened the domestic supply of some 150 prescription drugs, including antibiotics, generics, and branded drugs. Some of these drugs do not have alternatives on the market.

Defense Health Agency’s New ‘703 Report’ Protects Military Hospital at Fort Leonard Wood

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) released its “703 report” this week, detailing the agency’s recommendations for changes to military treatment facilities across the nation. Following pressure from U.S. Senator Josh Hawley and other members of the Missouri delegation, DHA’s recommendations make sure that the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital (GLWACH) will be able to continue providing beneficiaries with the health care they need. The pressure from Senator Hawley and others came in...

Hawley Introduces Legislation to Reauthorize First Comprehensive Study on Human Trafficking in a Decade

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced legislation to reauthorize a provision of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005 (TVPRA) commissioning a two-part comprehensive federal study on trafficking in persons by the Department of Justice. While the TVPRA had called for biennial comprehensive studies on the issue, the only study ever completed and submitted to Congress was in 2009. Senator Hawley’s legislation, cosponsored by Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.)...

Senate Unanimously Passes Hawely, Blunt, Roberts, Moran Resolution Honoring Kansas City Chiefs as Super Bowl Champions

U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today announced that their resolution congratulating the Kansas City Chiefs on their historic Super Bowl LIV victory over the San Francisco 49ers has unanimously passed the Senate.

"As a lifelong Chiefs fan, I’ve waited my entire life to see the Lombardi Trophy return to Kansas City. The team worked hard for this, and Chiefs Kingdom rallied behind them every step of the way," Hawley said....

Senator Hawley Questions FCC on Broadband Access in Rural Missouri

Senator Hawley wrote in his letter, "The need for access to reliable broadband internet in rural areas of Missouri is critical. The latest data from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) shows 45% of residents in rural parts of my state do not have access to a wired broadband service. Missouri ranked 41st in the country for its limited connectivity. I hear regularly from Missourians who are concerned that their communities are being left behind [. . .] As you and the FCC work in the coming...

Senator Hawley Proposes to Overhaul the Federal Trade Commission

"The FTC isn’t working. It wastes time in turf wars with the DOJ, nobody is accountable for decisions, and it lacks the ‘teeth’ to get after Big Tech’s rampant abuses. Congress needs to do something about it. I’m proposing to overhaul the FTC to make it more accountable and efficient while strengthening its enforcement authority. This is about bringing the FTC into the 21st century."

Senators Hawley, Cotton, Banks, Colleagues Urge DOJ to Investigate China Daily

Senator Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) joined Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Congressman Jim Banks (R-Indiana) yesterday in sending a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr requesting the Department of Justice investigate a Chinese Communist Party-owned propaganda outlet, China Daily, for repeated violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

Senator Hawley Video Statement on Acquittal Vote

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released a video statement following the Senate’s final vote to acquit President Donald Trump. Before the vote, Senator Hawley took to the Senate floor to voice his opposition to the articles of impeachment and to challenge the Senate to refocus on the issues important to Missouri and the rest of the country moving forward.