Sen. Hawley Introduces Legislation to Curb Social Media Addiction

Senator Hawley said, “Big tech has embraced a business model of addiction. Too much of the ‘innovation’ in this space is designed not to create better products, but to capture more attention by using psychological tricks that make it difficult to look away. This legislation will put an end to that and encourage true innovation by tech companies.”

Senator Hawley Statement on Proposed Budget Deal

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) issued the following statement regarding the proposed budget deal: The latest budget deal is yet another example of why Congress is broken. I will be voting no. This budget process, if we can even call it a process, put taxpayers at the mercy of a House Speaker who has no interest in prudent budgeting and who is more concerned with scoring political points than protecting taxpayers or helping working families.

Following Discussion with FBI Director Wray, Senator Hawley Asks Missouri Universities to Reconsider Their Partnerships with the Chinese Government

In response to yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with FBI Director Chris Wray, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) today sent letters to the heads of University of Missouri and Webster University, both of which house Confucius Institutes, expressing his concerns about the universities’ Confucius Institutes. This follows comments during the hearing when Director Wray told Senator Hawley that Chinese Confucius Institutes at American universities are a “source of concern” because they allow...

Hawley, Blunt, Graves, and Hartzler Announce $81.2 Million Grant for Rocheport Bridge Replacement

“Replacing the Rocheport Bridge is a huge victory for our state,” said Senator Hawley. “This critical infrastructure investment will benefit Missouri residents and businesses by providing safe and reliable passage for the more-than 12 million vehicles that travel across the bridge each year. I am grateful to the administration for prioritizing the critical infrastructure needs of Missouri, and I applaud the Missouri Department of Transportation for their efforts to secure these funds.”

Senator Josh Hawley’s Speech at the National Conservatism Conference

This week Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) delivered a speech at the National Conservatism Conference where he discussed the state of American politics today. Senator Hawley also addressed the growing divide between cosmopolitan elites and the rest of America and the need for policies geared toward the great American middle.

Senator Hawley Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators in Introducing Bill to Crack Down on Tools Used by Robocallers

Today Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joined Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Martha McSally (R-Arz.) in introducing the Anti-Spoofing Penalties Modernization Act of 2019 to aid Americans who are being inundated with robocalls. This bipartisan legislation doubles the penalties for illegal caller-ID “spoofing,” a tactic scammers often use to trick victims into answering their phone calls.

Senator Hawley said, “One of the top complaints I have...

Senator Hawley Grills Google Exec During Judiciary Committee Hearing

Today during a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) grilled Google’s vice president for government affairs and public policy, Karan Bhatia, on a range of subjects including Google’s work on censored search engines in China, YouTube’s curation of content for pedophiles, and whether Google would commit to an independent third-party audit of its content moderation practices.

Sen. Hawley: Break Up Higher Education Monopoly, Provide More Options for Career Training

Senator Hawley said, “For decades, Americans have been told that you have to go to college to get a good job. But, in more and more places, college costs a fortune. And college degrees are no longer a guarantee of a good job. “American students and workers need more pathways into the middle class, more opportunities to get good work and build bright futures. And they shouldn’t have to further enrich colleges by taking on a mountain of debt or mortgage their lives in order to get a good-paying...