Senator Hawley Statement on First Confirmed Case of Coronavirus in Missouri

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) issued the following statement on the first confirmed case of Coronavirus in Missouri: Appreciate Governor Parson's quick response and the excellent work of medical professionals in St Louis County and across the state. Gov. Parson and I are in regular contact, and am also working closely with MO health officials.

Senator Hawley & 14 Senators Sponsor Resolution to Censure Senator Schumer for Threatening Supreme Court Justices

Today, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley introduced a resolution to censure Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) for threatening two U.S. Supreme Court Justices. The resolution, cosponsored by 14 Senators upon introduction, condemns the Senate Minority Leader’s remarks at a pro-abortion rally in front of the Supreme Court yesterday, noting that political violence has increased in the United States over the last decade, including the targeting and murder of federal judges and their family members...

TikTok, National Security Threats the Focus of Hawley’s ‘Dangerous Partners: Big Tech and Beijing’ Hearing

In today’s "Dangerous Partners: Big Tech & Beijing" hearing, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Chairman of the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, announced he would introduce legislation to ban all federal employees from the use of TikTok on government devices. Senator Hawley said, "TikTok is owned by a Chinese company that includes Chinese Communist Party members in leadership, and it is requires by Chinese law to share user data with Beijing. TikTok has admitted that it...

Hawley, Colleagues Send Letter to Parliament Citing Concerns with UK’s Huawei Partnership

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and a bipartisan group of Senators have sent a letter to Members of the House of Commons expressing significant concerns with the United Kingdom’s decision to allow Huawei Technologies to take part in its 5G network infrastructure. The letter highlights Huawei’s close relationship with the Chinese Communist Party’s intelligence-gathering authorities and steps the United States has taken to ban Huawei from its own...

House Introduces Companion Bill to Senator Hawley’s “Medical Supply Chain Security Act”

As the Coronavirus outbreak raises concerns of medical supply shortages, Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) have introduced companion legislation to U.S. Senator Josh Hawley's (R-Mo.) Medical Supply Chain Security Act. The bill would strengthen medical supply chains by giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to analyze sourcing locations of medical products and help more quickly bring products to market should shortages exist.

Senator Hawley Announces Witness List for ‘Dangerous Partners: Big Tech & Beijing’ Subcommittee Hearing

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Chairman of the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, announced the following witnesses for the hearing entitled “Dangerous Partners: Big Tech & Beijing.” The hearing will be held on Wednesday, March 4, at 2:30 p.m. ET in Room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Senator Hawley invited representatives from both Apple and TikTok to testify. Both companies declined his invitation – just as they did for the Subcommittee’s hearing in...

Senator Hawley Introduces Legislation to Crack Down on Bad Landlords

"Bad landlords have abused our housing system for too long and it’s happening right here in Missouri. They have taken advantage of tenants, failed to provide them the most basic living standards, forced them to live in squalor – all while demanding rent and bills continue to be paid. And because their properties span jurisdictions, they have gotten away with it. It’s time we hold these scumbag landlords accountable. This legislation will be a major step forward in getting tenants and local...

Senator Hawley Introduces Legislation to Secure U.S. Medical Product Supply Chain in Light of Coronavirus Outbreak

Senator Hawley said, “The coronavirus outbreak in China has highlighted severe and longstanding weaknesses in our medical supply chain. This is more than unfortunate; it’s a danger to public health. Our health officials need to know the extent of our reliance on Chinese production so they can take all necessary action to protect Americans. This legislation will give us the information we need to better secure our supply chain and ensure that Americans have uninterrupted access to life-saving...

Senator Hawley Announces ‘Dangerous Partners: Big Tech & Beijing’ Hearing, TikTok and Apple Once Again Refuse to Testify

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) will hold a hearing next Wednesday as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee, titled “Dangerous Partners: Big Tech & Beijing.” Members of law enforcement have agreed to testify, but TikTok and Apple have once again declined Senator Hawley’s invitation – just as they did in November. “This is a troubling pattern of secrecy from Apple and TikTok,” said Senator Hawley. "Doing business with Beijing poses great security risks,...

Senators Hawley, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Startups Thrive

Today, U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced a bipartisan bill to support innovative startups across the country by establishing a competitive grant program for incubator networks. Incubators help startups by providing resources such as low-cost space, access to capital, business counseling, and mentorship opportunities during their early stages of development. According to a study conducted for the Economic Development Administration, investment in business...