Hawley Presses Postmaster General for Answers on Missouri Postal Issues

Today in a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) Committee Hearing U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) pushed Postmaster General and United States Postal Service (USPS) CEO Louis DeJoy for a timeline to rebuild the Post Office in Baring, Mo. that was destroyed in 2023. Senator Hawley also asked for an update on the ongoing postal delays in Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo. 

In regard to the Post Office in Baring, Mo., Senator Hawley said, "this is a rural community in my state,...

Hawley Demands Answers from USPS on Mail Service Delays in Kansas City, Across Missouri

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, raising concerns over the United States Postal Service's (USPS) inconsistent mail service to Missourians in Kansas City and across the state. 

"Recent reports show Missourians are continuing to experience delayed mail delivery. Some have even allegedly stopped receiving mail altogether. This is unacceptable," wrote Senator Hawley.

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Hawley Warns Aluminum Plant Owner of Potential Labor Law Violation, Urges Him to Resume Production, Save Missouri Jobs

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Matt Lucke, owner of Magnitude 7 Metals in Marston, Missouri. Senator Hawley urged Mr. Lucke to re-open the plant and warned him of his potential violation of the WARN Act that deprives his workers of compensation they are owed under federal law.

Last week, Senator Hawley urged President Biden to use the Defense Production Act to prevent the shutdown of Magnitude 7 Metals to preserve good-paying union jobs and safeguard national security.

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Hawley Demands Invenergy Compensate Missouri Landowners Affected by Grain Belt Express and Tiger Connector Construction Project

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Invenergy CEO Michael Polsky, standing up for Missouri farmers and demanding the company make commitments to operate in good faith, as well as adequately compensate landowners affected by the Grain Belt Express construction campaign. Senator Hawley's letter follows the Missouri Public Service Commission’s decision last month to approve the Tiger Connector amendment to the Grain Belt Express Line Project.

"Your company’s Grain Belt Express...

Hawley, Peters Introduce Bill to Improve and Protect Rural Hospitals' Cybersecurity

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) – a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) – and HSGAC Chairman Gary Peters (D-Mich.) introduced the Rural Hospital Cybersecurity Enhancement Act, new legislation that addresses the critical need for skilled cybersecurity professionals and digital security enhancement protocols in rural healthcare settings.

This legislation follows a recent HSGAC hearing that identified rural healthcare facilities as soft targets...

Senator Hawley Statement on USDA $2.9 Million Broadband Investment in Cape Girardeau County

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s $2.9 million investment in broadband service in Cape Girardeau County. This investment is part of the $100 million in grant funding made available for the ReConnect Pilot Program through the CARES Act. “Broadband is a lifeline for rural communities across our state. This investment in Cape Girardeau County will increase internet access for students, boost economic resiliency in the local...

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...