Senator Hawley Introduces Taiwan Defense Act

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced the Taiwan Defense Act (TDA). The bill ensures the United States is able to continue meeting its obligations under the Taiwan Relations Act in the face of the Chinese Communist Party’s aggressive military build-up. TDA requires the Department of Defense to maintain the ability to defeat a Chinese invasion – and in particular, a Chinese fait accompli – against Taiwan and to report regularly on its progress toward this goal.

Senator Hawley Calls for FTC Investigation into Beijing-Backed App Zynn

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission asking for an investigation into Zynn. Zynn, an app almost identical to TikTok, has quickly risen to the top of the app store charts and pays users for views and referring friends. In the letter, Senator Hawley raises concerns that the app’s immediate dominance may drive competitors out of the market, notes that Zynn’s parent company, Kuaishou, has ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and has engaged in promoting...

Senator Hawley Calls for Civil Rights Investigation into First Amendment Violations of Religious Americans

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr calling for a civil rights investigation into violations of the First Amendment by state officials who have continued to impose strict caps on religious gatherings and religious speech after allowing thousands of people to gather to attend protests. Senator Hawley writes that Americans have a constitutional right to peaceably protest but state officials are restricting religious speech and religious exercise while...

Senator Hawley Calls for American Companies in China to Stand Up Against Crackdown in Hong Kong

On the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent an open letter to American companies operating in China calling for them to stand up against the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) crackdown on Hong Kong. Senator Hawley says the CCP uses its economic power to silence foreign governments and companies but relies on American companies to do so. He calls for these companies to align their actions with their words and stand with the people of Hong Kong.

Senator Hawley Blasts Rod Rosenstein For Role in Historic FBI Scandal

Today during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) grilled former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about his role in the FBI’s investigation of President Trump and his staff during the 2016 election and subsequent surveillance after he assumed office. Senator Hawley sharply criticized Rosenstein for testifying that he did not read an FBI wiretap application before signing off on it and that he failed to ensure that it was accurate before rubberstamping it.

Senator Hawley Demands SBA Explain Unacceptable Delays in Disaster Loan Program

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza criticizing persistent delays in disbursing disaster loans and an unacceptable lack of communication from the agency. In response to reports that loan amounts under the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program have been capped at $150,000, Senator Hawley writes that applicants have been permitted to borrow up to $2 million in previous disasters, andthe intent of Congress was...

Senator Hawley Statement on Shooting of St. Louis Police Officers

"The police officer shootings in St. Louis overnight are despicable. My prayers go out to the officers and their families. And my heartfelt thanks goes to them as well. These officers, and thousands more around our state, choose to put their lives on the line every day, and every night, to protect the neighborhoods we call home. The perpetrators who attacked them last night must be brought to justice. And we must bring order to our cities and towns now. Violence threatens to destroy the fabric...

Statement on Riots

Last night a group of looters and vandals took to the streets in the Ferguson area of St. Louis to cause damage and harm. The governor was right to activate the National Guard to protect residents and neighborhoods and stop lawless violence.

Like so many others, I have seen the video of George Floyd’s death, and I am appalled by it. It should never have happened. In our country, our Constitution and laws forbid those with government power to abuse it to the harm of others. And our laws provide...