“Bill Barr is an eminently qualified nominee with an outstanding record of public service. He has already served as Attorney General once, and with distinction. He and I have had good discussions about the tech industry, stopping illegal immigration, and ensuring the Department of Justice works for the American people. Bill Barr was unanimously confirmed to be our nation’s chief law enforcement officer 27 years ago and I hope my Senate colleagues will put their partisanship to the side to join...
Senator Hawley Selected to Chair Judiciary Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee, Named to Two Additional Subcommittees
“Congress has a duty to ensure our families and communities are safe. From the child walking home from school alone, to human trafficking victims looking for a new life, to the millions of Americans who trust internet giants with their personal data; every American deserves to have the peace of mind that their government will protect them from harm. I am honored to lead the Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee in its efforts to keep people safe and fight for their rights.”
“We write concerned about reports that Facebook is collecting highly-sensitive data on teenagers, including their web browsing, phone use, communications, and locations – all to profile their behavior without adequate disclosure, consent, or oversight."
“I’m delighted Bill Barr has been confirmed as the next Attorney General of the United States. I look forward to working with him to curb illegal immigration and hold big tech companies accountable. I’m disappointed to see so many Senate Democrats oppose this nomination today, despite Attorney General Barr’s unanimous confirmation for this job 27 years ago. I believe he is exceptionally qualified and will lead the Department of Justice with integrity and purpose.”