Senator Hawley Calls for International Investigation into China’s Coronavirus Cover-Up

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced a resolution calling for an international investigation into the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) cover-up of the early spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Senator Hawley’s resolution calls on China to pay back all nations impacted because China lied about the spread of the virus. "Since day one, the Chinese Communist Party intentionally lied to the world about the origin of this pandemic. The CCP was aware of the reality of the virus as early as...

Sen. Hawley Announces Amendment Fix for Phase 3 Legislation To Provide Direct Relief to All Individuals & Families From Middle Class Down

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced an amendment to the Senate’s phase three coronavirus economic package to ensure that low-income families, including those without federal tax liabilities, are not excluded from receiving the direct relief they need during the coronavirus pandemic. Senator Hawley’s amendment would guarantee that low-income individuals and families get the full benefit. In the current draft of the legislation, the direct cash assistance for families penalizes lower...

Senator Hawley Asks HHS, FEMA for Plan to Assist Missouri Hospitals During Coronavirus Pandemic

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor requesting information on how the agencies plan to manage increased stresses on Missouri’s healthcare and hospital systems as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Senator Hawley expressed concerns about potential hospital staffing shortages that could lead to restrictions on care, asking the agencies...

Senator Hawley Working to Bring Home Internationally Stranded Missourians

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) is working with the State Department to facilitate the swift and safe repatriation of dozens of Missourians stranded internationally in the midst of COVID-19 travel restrictions. He is in contact with Missouri families and groups of travelers -- including a church group -- currently stranded in Guatemala, Honduras, the Philippines, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Peru. Senator Hawley said, “We have been in contact with these Missourians, many of whom were trying to...

Senator Hawley Sends Letter to FCC Chairman Pai Urging Immediate Action to Ensure Broadband Internet Access During Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai urging him to take immediate action to strengthen broadband internet access for the millions of Americans currently self-isolating. Senator Hawley requested information on what the FCC is doing to ensure Americans have affordable and uninterrupted internet access during the coronavirus pandemic, how the agency plans to deal with increased web traffic, and what steps the agency is taking to...

Senator Hawley Announces Emergency Family Relief Plan

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) unveiled the Emergency Family Relief Act of 2020 to provide families facing uncertainty during the coronavirus outbreak a guarantee of financial relief from looming economic hardship. The bill’s introduction comes in advance of Senate consideration of the House-passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a proposal requiring employers with fewer than 500 employees to guarantee workers paid sick and family leave.

Senators Hawley, Scott Introduce Legislation to Ban TikTok from Government Devices

"TikTok is owned by a Chinese company that includes Chinese Communist Party members on its board, and it is required by law to share user data with Beijing. The company even admitted it collects user data while their app is running in the background – including the messages people send, pictures they share, their keystrokes and location data, you name it. As many of our federal agencies have already recognized, TikTok is a major security risk to the United States, and it has no place on...

Sens. Hawley, Blumenthal Write to DOJ: If Investigating Google, It Must Include Search

U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr asking the Department of Justice (DOJ) to ensure that its antitrust investigation into Google includes the company’s search operations. In the letter, the Senators point to the European Union fining Google $2.7 billion for manipulating search results as well as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finding evidence that Google engaged in similar search manipulation as early as 2012.