Facebook Stands Firm in Their Right to Snoop on Users’ Encrypted Messaging

“I am frankly shocked by Facebook’s response. I thought they’d swear off the creepier possibilities I raised. But instead, they doubled down,” said Senator Hawley. "If you share a link in encrypted messenger with a friend who clicks it, Facebook reserves the right to use cookies to figure out what that link was and what you two might have been discussing in your encrypted chat. If you send a roommate your rent money in encrypted messenger, Facebook reserves the right to use the payment metadata...

Senator Hawley Secures Missouri Priorities in FY ’20 NDAA Markup

“This bill is an important step toward getting our military men and women the training, the world-class equipment, and the support they deserve. I am pleased that the legislation includes crucial priorities for Missouri's military bases, the surrounding communities, and the defense-focused businesses that call Missouri home. I want to thank Chairman Inhofe for his partnership and I hope the full Senate will act swiftly to move this bill forward.”

Senators Hawley and Blunt Praise Senate Passage of Disaster Aid Bill

“This is an important step forward that expedites the assistance that Missourians need,” said Senator Hawley. “I’ve seen the devastation firsthand and talked with families who have lost everything. Passing this aid package is just one step of many toward getting folks in our state back on their feet, and we’re grateful to have it. The path toward recovery continues.”

Senator Hawley Discusses Tornado and Flood Damage with Acting Homeland Security Secretary

Today during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) talked with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan about what the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) can do to help Missourians recover from yesterday’s storms. Acting Secretary McAleenan told Senator Hawley that FEMA will support state and local authorities to assess damage and help people on the ground.

Josh Hawley Op-Ed: Addiction is what Mark Zuckerberg is selling

Social media consumers are getting wise to the joke that when the product is free, they’re the ones being sold. But despite the growing threat of consumer exploitation, Washington still shrinks from confronting our social media giants. Why? Because the social giants have convinced the chattering class that America simply can’t do without them. Confront the industry, we’re told, and you might accidentally kill it — and with it, all the innovation it has (supposedly) brought to our society.

Senator Hawley Introduces Two Bills to Address Missouri River Flooding, Putting Farmers and Local Communities First

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley is introducing new legislation today to address persistent issues with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and this year’s devastating Missouri River flooding. The two bills prioritize Missouri families and businesses along the river, especially farmers who have been ignored by the Corps.

Sen. Hawley’s “Army Corps of Engineers Flood Control Civilian Advisory Council Act” would first ensure farmers have a seat at the table for Corps decision-making that directly impacts...

Senator Hawley to Introduce Legislation to Give the American People a “Do Not Track” Option

“Big tech companies collect incredible amounts of deeply personal, private data from people without giving them the option to meaningfully consent. They have gotten incredibly rich by employing creepy surveillance tactics on their users, but too often the extent of this data extraction is only known after a tech company irresponsibly handles the data and leaks it all over the internet. The American people didn't sign up for this, so I'm introducing this legislation to finally give them control...