Hawley Cosponsors Bill Imposing Sanctions on Drug Cartels

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) along with Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) today introduced the Significant Transnational Criminal Organization Designation Act, legislation that would subject certain foreign criminal organizations like drug cartels to sanctions, including immigration, financial, and criminal penalties. The process would...

Hawley, Colleagues Urge Olympic Committee to Hold China Accountable and Ensure Human Rights Upheld at 2022 Beijing Olympics

U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) are urging the International Olympic Committee to implement its Host City Contract requirements in time for the Beijing Games instead of the current timeline of 2024. The new guidelines, among other requirements, hold host cities to...

Senator Hawley Presses Pentagon on Contradictory Statements Regarding Middle East Troop Expansion

Last night the Pentagon told Senator Hawley the "U.S is not considering sending 14,000 additional troops to the Middle East." Today Under Secretary Rood told Senator Hawley that the Pentagon is considering sending additional troops to the Middle East. In response to these contradictory statements, Senator Hawley asked Secretary of Defense Mark Esper for clarification. Senator Hawley also pressed Under Secretary Rood on what “stability” looks like in the Middle East and what our goals are in the...

Senator Hawley Statement on Sarah Pitlyk's Judicial Confirmation

“Sarah’s strong legal experience, sharp intellect, and commitment to the rule of law make her an outstanding choice for the Eastern District. I was proud to recommend her to President Trump, and I am confident that she will serve the people of Missouri as a principled and fair judge for decades to come.”

Senator Hawley Statement on the President Signing Hong Kong Human Rights And Democracy Act into Law

"Hong Kongers have put their lives on the line fighting for the basic freedoms promised them by Beijing. President Trump‘s decision to sign the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act honors their courage and aids their cause. And it sends a clear signal to Beijing: the United States will not stand by and watch China break its treaty commitments and try to dominate all of Asia.”

Senator Hawley Statement on Next NGA West Groundbreaking

“This $1.7 billion investment by the NGA will create thousands of good-paying jobs in St. Louis. The geospatial intelligence professionals at NGA West help us understand the physical world in a way that enhances our national security and strengthens our response to threats at home and around the world. This work is of the utmost importance to our nation and will continue to happen right here in St. Louis for years to come.”

Senator Hawley Asks U.S. Attorney, HUD for Federal Investigation into Kansas City Public Housing

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent letters to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson and U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri Timothy Garrison asking for investigations of public housing in the Kansas City region. These letters come after recent news reports documented the conditions residents of T.E.H. Realty’s properties across the state face from “significant rodent infestations, to mold, to systems that leave residents with no...

Senator Hawley Asks U.S. Attorney, HUD for Federal Investigation into St. Louis Public Housing

In the letter, Senator Hawley wrote, “These news stories report that large companies managing housing complexes for predominantly low-income Missourians are failing to maintain units in habitable conditions, illegally evicting tenants, and requiring tenants to procure costly repairs at their own expense, even though making those repairs is the landlord’s responsibility.”