Hawley Speaks on Continued Need for Direct Relief for Working Americans

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor regarding proposed direct payments of $600 per person and $600 per child in Congress’s proposed Coivd relief package, which he called “hardly adequate.” Senator Hawley criticized plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on things like the World Health Organization and the Export-Import Bank before giving anything to working Americans.

Hawley, Sanders Introduce $1,200 Direct Payments Amendment to End-of-Year Legislation

U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced a bipartisan amendment to must-pass legislation to be considered by Congress providing immediate direct payments to working-class Americans. Like the CARES Act, which passed Congress unanimously and was signed into law by President Trump, the amendment would provide a $1,200 direct payment for all adults and $500 per child.

Hawley’s Bipartisan ‘Duck Boat Safety Enhancement Act’ Passes Senate Unanimously

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor regarding the unanimous passage of his bipartisan legislation to improve the safety of duck boats following the 2018 tragedy on Table Rock Lake. Sen. Hawley’s legislation, introduced in April 2019, would authorize previously-outlined National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommendations and is cosponsored by Senators Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.).

Hawley Introduces Bill to Provide Immediate Direct Relief to All Individuals and Families

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced the introduction of the Emergency Direct Payments for Families and Workers Act to provide a second round of stimulus checks to qualifying Americans. Senator Hawley’s bill would provide a one-time payment of $1,200 to individuals, $2,400 to couples filing jointly, and $500 per child. Eligibility standards and income thresholds are exactly the same as the CARES Act passed in March.

Hawley Calls to Unwind Facebook Mergers with Instagram, WhatsApp

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) voiced his support for the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) announcement that it will launch an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook to seek the divestiture of Instagram and WhatsApp from the powerful tech giant. This comes as 46 state attorneys general announced today that they are launching a similar lawsuit of their own.

Hawley, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill Empowering Victims of Porn Industry Exploitation to Sue Host Websites

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced the Survivors of Human Trafficking Fight Back Act to create a private cause of action allowing victims of rape and sex trafficking, as well as individuals whose intimate images are distributed without their consent, to sue pornographic websites that profit off their exploitation. Senator Hawley’s bill is cosponsored by Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.).