“Missouri still mourns the lives lost on Table Rock Lake last summer. Sadly though, this tragedy wasn’t the first of its kind. For decades now, the NTSB has been making recommendations to make these rides safer, but Congress has failed to act. It’s my goal to change that by introducing this legislation today. We have to protect safety on the water.”
Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey this morning, calling on him to conduct a third-party audit of his platform’s suspension policies. Sen. Hawley’s letter was prompted by Twitter’s recent suspension of the account affiliated with the pro-life film, Unplanned, on its opening weekend.
Senator Hawley Introduces Legislation to Support Law Enforcement Community, Prevent Officer Suicides
“Every day law enforcement demonstrates tremendous bravery in protecting us from the worst of humanity, but it often takes a toll. Police work is physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding. This legislation will provide much-needed support to the heroes that keep us safe.”
Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) held a press conference this morning where they announced new legislation to bring down prescription drug prices. Their legislation, the Transparent Drug Pricing Act of 2019, ensures pharmaceutical companies can’t charge Americans more than consumers in other parts of the world. It would also force insurance companies and pharmacies to disclose the real price of drugs.
“It’s infuriating to watch the big pharma companies abuse American families again and again by charging them outrageous prices for lifesaving medicines. We need to lift the veil of secrecy that surrounds prescription drug pricing. Insurance companies need to be up front about what consumers will pay for prescription drugs and pharmacies need to disclose the lowest price available. It’s common sense,” Senator Hawley said.
Following Google CEO Meeting with President Trump, Senator Hawley Calls on Google to Publicly Address Its Partnership with China
Today, Senator Josh Hawley sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai asking him to address the company’s refusal to work with the United States Department of Defense while partnering with China on artificial intelligence initiatives.
“The Army Corps of Engineers is an agency in search of a plan. After my meeting with the Corps, I am even more alarmed at the agency’s lack of clear priorities: agency leadership detailed eight different priorities, many in tension with one another, none of them integrated into a clear operating plan. The Corps is hamstrung on the one hand by radical environmentalist lobbyists that are forcing the agency to prioritize wildlife over farmers. This is made worse by the fact that Congress has failed...
“The Green New Deal would not only ship manufacturing jobs to China; it would just make Silicon Valley richer at the expense of workers and farmers in Missouri. The Green New Deal is a war on rural America. The last thing we need is another sweetheart deal where Wall Street and Silicon Valley get richer while the Heartland gets hosed.”
During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing today, Senator Josh Hawley raised concerns to Secretary of the Army Mark Esper about the Army Corps of Engineers’ role in the historic flooding taking place in Missouri. Last Friday, Senator Hawley surveyed flood damage in Holt County and heard numerous concerns from constituents about the Army Corps’ responsiveness and potentially misplaced priorities leading up to the flooding.
In Exchange with Hawley, Chair of Joint Chiefs Declares Google Providing “Direct Benefit” to China’s Military
Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford confirmed that Google’s work in China is directly benefitting the Chinese military when responding to a line of questioning from Senator Hawley during today’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing...