Hawley, Brown Call on Mnuchin to Protect Direct Cash Relief from Predatory Debt Collectors

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joined Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) in sending a letter to Secretary Mnuchin urging immediate action to ensure Americans receive the full amount of their direct payments provided by Congress in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The letter says Treasury must protect CARES payments from being seized by predatory debt collectors and guarantee that American families get full and immediate direct relief.

Op-Ed: Americans are ready for a comeback. Congress must help unleash it.

America is experiencing a moment of crisis, but it need not be a period of decline. From our great cities to our rural towns, Americans everywhere are making enormous sacrifices for the sake of their fellow citizens. It is clear from these selfless acts — nurses and physicians working long into the night; delivery workers bringing essential goods to their neighbors’ doors; church groups assembling care packages for the ill — that Americans’ love of country is undimmed and American courage is...

Hawley, Blunt, Senators Urge USDA to Allocate Additional Funds to Biofuel Producers Negatively Impacted by COVID-19

Senators Josh Hawley and Roy Blunt joined a bipartisan group of senators in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requesting additional funds be allocated to the biofuel industry through the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) during the unprecedented economic circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"As the country follows the advice of local and state governments and remain at home, motor fuel use has rapidly decreased… The decrease in fuel consumption has...

Sen. Hawley Outlines Phase 4 Relief Plan: Rehire Workers & Bring Supply Chains Back

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced a new proposal for Phase 4 Coronavirus relief legislation to help get Americans back to work and to position the U.S. economy for a comeback. The proposal includes a major initiative to rehire workers now and keep them on payroll throughout this crisis, new measures to bring critical supply chains back to the United States from overseas and encourage domestic production, and reforms to prevent Wall Street crisis profiteering.

Hawley, Cotton, Curtis, Gallagher Introduce Li Wenliang Global Public Health Accountability Act

Senators Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) and Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), along with Representatives John Curtis (R-Utah), Mike Gallagher (R-Wisconsin), Ted Yoho (R-Florida), Jim Banks (R-IN), and Liz Cheney (R-WY) will introduce the Li Wenliang Global Public Health Accountability Act, legislation that would authorize the president to sanction foreign officials who suppress or distort information about international public health crises, including the Wuhan coronavirus. Bill text may be found here. "The...

Senator Hawley Asks SBA, Treasury to Immediately Issue Follow-Up Guidelines on Religious Organizations in Paycheck Protection Program

On the first day small businesses can apply for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza asking they immediately issue follow-up guidelines that make clear that religious organizations can seek relief under the program along with other small businesses and non-profit. Unlike their earlier guidelines, the law is clear. Under the Coronavirus...

Hawley, Blunt Join Colleagues in Urging USDA to Provide Immediate Assistance to Cattle Producers

This week, Missouri Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers in sending a letter urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to provide immediate assistance to cattle producers by using the resources provided in the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stabilization (CARES) Act, including the replenishment of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and additional emergency funding. The resources...

Senator Hawley Demands SBA Correct Misinformation, Provide Relief to Religious Organizations Immediately

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza calling on SBA leadership to correct local and regional offices who are communicating to churches and religious non-profits that they are not eligible to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program. Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, non-profit entities with under 500 employees that are structured as 501(c)(3) organizations--including...

Senator Hawley Joins Bipartisan Letter Urging Immediate HHS Support to Rural Hospitals

Today, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers in calling on Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to provide immediate support to rural hospitals and healthcare providers as they take on the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. The letter, signed by 41 senators and 81 representatives, warned that responding to the pandemic could force rural hospitals to close and requested that Secretary Azar provide members of Congress with a teleconference...

Sens. Cornyn, Cotton, McSally Back Hawley Resolution to Investigate the Chinese Communist Party’s Coronavirus Cover-Up

Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and Martha McSally (R-Arz.) announced they have cosponsored Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) resolution calling for an international investigation into the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) cover-up of the early spread of COVID-19. The resolution calls on China to pay damages for its criminal conduct to the United States and other nations impacted by the pandemic.