ICYMI: GOP Sen. Josh Hawley slams ‘toothless’ federal response to privacy abuses at Facebook and Google

New in the Washington Post today, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to FTC Chairman Simons this morning calling on the agency to get tougher with tech giants, specifically Google and Facebook. Critical of the FTC’s lack of enforcement, Senator Hawley’s letter urges the FTC to investigate the companies’ rampant privacy abuses or call on Congress for support.

Senator Hawley Statement on DC Circuit Court Nominee Neomi Rao

“I am committed to thoroughly vetting every judicial nominee who comes before the Senate Judiciary Committee, especially appellate nominees. That means asking nominees tough questions about how they will interpret the Constitution, how they think about precedent, and how they view the role of a judge. That’s my job as a Senator. I won’t apologize for doing it. There are some in this town who say ‘trust us,’ but past experience has shown that conservatives have been burned by that approach."

Senator Hawley Statement on Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Following Democrats’ successful filibuster of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, Senator Josh Hawley released the following statement:

“Protecting the most vulnerable members of our society should not be a partisan issue. We’re talking about newborn babies. Every person has equal dignity and worth, and every life is worth fighting for no matter how small. It’s as simple as that,” said Senator Hawley. “It’s a disgrace that Democrats have tried to make the issue of life so...

Senator Hawley Statement on Government Spending Bill

“The spending bill we just voted on is the latest exhibit of why Congress is dysfunctional. The bill is 1,100 pages and it was filed in the dead of night. Only in Washington is this considered normal. The process is broken and it’s a dumb way to do the people’s business, especially when it comes to upholding our most important responsibility - keeping our people safe. The spending bill doesn’t secure our border and weakens the authority of ICE to keep our citizens safe.”

Sen. Hawley Demands More Answers from FBI Director Following McCabe Confirmation of Counterintelligence Investigation against President Trump

Following recent confirmation by former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Deputy Director Andrew McCabe that the agency opened a counterintelligence investigation against the President of the United States, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri sent a second letter to FBI Director Chris Wray demanding more answers regarding the agency’s tactics. 

Senator Hawley Questions Attorney General Nominee William Barr

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) questioned Attorney General nominee William Barr today in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senator Hawley’s questions focused on the recent report that the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into the President and the growing concerns of the concentration of power and misuse of personal data of big tech companies.

Senator Hawley Commends Missourians Participating in March for Life

“It’s incredible to see people of all ages and backgrounds, from Missouri and across the country, who have made the trek to our nation’s capital to speak their hearts, their minds, their faith – to tell their elected leaders that this nation was founded on the dignity of every person and that every life is worth fighting for. I am proud to stand for the right to life. Always.”

Senator Hawley Statement on Death of Scott Wirtz

“With heavy hearts, my wife Erin and I extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Scott Wirtz and the St. Louis community. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time. As we honor Scott’s life and memory, may we never forget his courage and exemplary service to our nation.”