Sen. Hawley Speaks with FEMA Acting Administrator, Urges Action on Missouri Request for Disaster Declaration

Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) had a phone call with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor this afternoon, urging the department to act on Governor Mike Parson’s request for a disaster declaration for the 13 counties in Missouri impacted by severe flooding. The Governor sent this request over three weeks ago and the Missouri delegation has urged the administration’s support.

Senator Hawley Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Support First Responders

"FEMA's decision to bar federal employees from participating in US&R task forces doesn't make any sense. We should be encouraging more people to help disaster victims, not less," said Senator Hawley. “This legislation makes it clear that federal employees willing to volunteer in US&R disaster relief efforts should be allowed to do so.”

Senator Hawley Delivers Maiden Speech in the Senate

Today Senator Josh Hawley delivered his maiden speech on the floor of the United States Senate. The maiden speech is a Senate tradition where new Senators set the tone for their term by taking to the floor to deliver their first major address.

ICYMI: Martha MacCallum and Geraldo Rivera on "creepy" Facebook

Last night on “The Story with Martha MacCallum,” Martha and guest Geraldo Rivera discussed the “creepiness” of big tech’s data collection and the addiction it has caused within society. In the clip, Martha mentions her recent conversation with Senator Hawley on these issues.

Senators Hawley, Blunt Cosponsor National Police Week Resolution

“While others run away from danger, police officers are the first to run towards it. They have seen horrible crime and tragedy, yet they still put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe. While we can never thank them enough for their service, this week we honor the brave men and women lost in the line of duty and express our gratitude to those who continue to diligently serve and protect our communities.”

Senators Hawley, Markey, Blumenthal, Durbin Call for FTC Investigation into Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition

In a bipartisan effort, Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) sent a letter today calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate new evidence of Amazon violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) with its Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition, a digital assistant targeted to children.