Senator Hawley Continues to Fight for Missouri Priorities

Friday, May 27, 2022

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) continues to work hard for Missouri, serving the needs of constituents across the state and working around the obstacles presented by the Biden-Schumer agenda to get things done.

2022 Quick Facts 

  • 10 pieces of legislation introduced
  • 20 bills cosponsored
  • 15 resolutions cosponsored 
  • Served more than 1,000 Missourians needing assistance with federal agencies
  • Helped more than 60 small businesses secure loans so far this year through the Small Business Administration to keep their doors open throughout the pandemic 
  • 13 Missourians were accepted to attend service academies this fall after receiving a nomination from Senator Hawley

Missouri Priorities in the Senate 

  • Honoring fallen law enforcement: The Senate adopted resolution S.Res.594, introduced by Senators Hawley and Blunt, to honor the three Missouri police officers who were killed in the line of duty in March.
  • Fighting for Missouri’s veterans: Senators Hawley and Blunt sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, demanding the National Park Service reinstate police escorts for Missouri veterans traveling to Washington, D.C., through the Honor Flight Network. Following their letter, the National Park Service announced just days later that they will reinstate police escorts for Honor Flights. 
  • Demanding answers on military housing: Senator Hawley pressed the Secretary of the Army Christine E. Wormuth and Chief of Staff of the Army General James C. McConville for answers about the housing crisis at Fort Leonard Wood.  
  • Urging action on duck boat safety: Senator Hawley continues to work to get the Senate Commerce Committee to include enhanced duck boat safety measures in the 2022 Coast Guard reauthorization following the tragic duck boat accident on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo., in 2018.
  • Demanding answers on the West Lake Landfill cleanup: Senators Hawley and Blunt and Congresswoman Ann Wagner sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency pressing for a clearer timeline on the cleanup of the West Lake Landfill.

Assisting with Local Priorities

  • Successfully supported grant funding for school safety for Cape Girardeau public schools through the DOJ’s School Violence Prevention Program.
  • Helped secure grant funding for agricultural research during the 2022 crop season at the Delta Research Center in Portageville, Mo.
  • This fall, two teenagers from Columbia, Mo., are being awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s “Citizen Honors Award,” after Sen. Hawley nominated them for saving a young girl from drowning.

Click here to view the 2021 recap from Senator Hawley’s office.