Hawley, Blunt Join Colleagues in Urging USDA to Provide Immediate Assistance to Cattle Producers

This week, Missouri Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers in sending a letter urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to provide immediate assistance to cattle producers by using the resources provided in the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stabilization (CARES) Act, including the replenishment of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and additional emergency funding. The resources...

Senator Hawley Demands SBA Correct Misinformation, Provide Relief to Religious Organizations Immediately

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza calling on SBA leadership to correct local and regional offices who are communicating to churches and religious non-profits that they are not eligible to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program. Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, non-profit entities with under 500 employees that are structured as 501(c)(3) organizations--including...

Senator Hawley Joins Bipartisan Letter Urging Immediate HHS Support to Rural Hospitals

Today, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers in calling on Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to provide immediate support to rural hospitals and healthcare providers as they take on the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. The letter, signed by 41 senators and 81 representatives, warned that responding to the pandemic could force rural hospitals to close and requested that Secretary Azar provide members of Congress with a teleconference...

Sens. Cornyn, Cotton, McSally Back Hawley Resolution to Investigate the Chinese Communist Party’s Coronavirus Cover-Up

Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and Martha McSally (R-Arz.) announced they have cosponsored Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) resolution calling for an international investigation into the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) cover-up of the early spread of COVID-19. The resolution calls on China to pay damages for its criminal conduct to the United States and other nations impacted by the pandemic.

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...