Senator Hawley Calls for American Companies in China to Stand Up Against Crackdown in Hong Kong

On the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent an open letter to American companies operating in China calling for them to stand up against the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) crackdown on Hong Kong. Senator Hawley says the CCP uses its economic power to silence foreign governments and companies but relies on American companies to do so. He calls for these companies to align their actions with their words and stand with the people of Hong Kong.

Senator Hawley Blasts Rod Rosenstein For Role in Historic FBI Scandal

Today during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) grilled former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about his role in the FBI’s investigation of President Trump and his staff during the 2016 election and subsequent surveillance after he assumed office. Senator Hawley sharply criticized Rosenstein for testifying that he did not read an FBI wiretap application before signing off on it and that he failed to ensure that it was accurate before rubberstamping it.

Senator Hawley Demands SBA Explain Unacceptable Delays in Disaster Loan Program

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza criticizing persistent delays in disbursing disaster loans and an unacceptable lack of communication from the agency. In response to reports that loan amounts under the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program have been capped at $150,000, Senator Hawley writes that applicants have been permitted to borrow up to $2 million in previous disasters, andthe intent of Congress was...

Senator Hawley Statement on Shooting of St. Louis Police Officers

"The police officer shootings in St. Louis overnight are despicable. My prayers go out to the officers and their families. And my heartfelt thanks goes to them as well. These officers, and thousands more around our state, choose to put their lives on the line every day, and every night, to protect the neighborhoods we call home. The perpetrators who attacked them last night must be brought to justice. And we must bring order to our cities and towns now. Violence threatens to destroy the fabric...

Statement on Riots

Last night a group of looters and vandals took to the streets in the Ferguson area of St. Louis to cause damage and harm. The governor was right to activate the National Guard to protect residents and neighborhoods and stop lawless violence.

Like so many others, I have seen the video of George Floyd’s death, and I am appalled by it. It should never have happened. In our country, our Constitution and laws forbid those with government power to abuse it to the harm of others. And our laws provide...

Hawley, Blunt, Long Ask USDA to Approve Convoy of Hope’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program Application

U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Representative Billy Long (R-Mo.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue regarding the denial of Convoy of Hope’s application to participate in the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Their letter notes that Convoy of Hope, based in Springfield, Mo., has distributed over $1 billion in emergency food aid to more than 130 million people since its founding and urged the USDA to reconsider its decision...

Senator Hawley Raises Missouri Farmers’ Concerns with Coronavirus Food Assistance Program to UDSA

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to ask for clarity on issues with the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) brought to him by Missouri farmers. In the letter, Senator Hawley raises the concerns of cattle producers, who feel penalized by the program for not selling their cattle at the bottom of the market, and of row crop farmers, who may be ineligible for aid because they didn’t have a crop in 2019 due to natural...

Sen. Hawley Writes Twitter CEO: Twitter Should Lose Immunity If Editorializing On Political Speech

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey questioning why Twitter should continue to receive special immunity from the federal government after choosing to editorialize on President Trump’s tweets. Twitter currently receives special immunity under the law in what’s known as Section 230, which states that companies that merely distribute user content should not be treated like a publisher, such as the New York Times or the Washington Post. But, with Twitter’s...