Hawley, Blunt, Long Ask USDA to Approve Convoy of Hope’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program Application

U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Representative Billy Long (R-Mo.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue regarding the denial of Convoy of Hope’s application to participate in the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Their letter notes that Convoy of Hope, based in Springfield, Mo., has distributed over $1 billion in emergency food aid to more than 130 million people since its founding and urged the USDA to reconsider its decision...

Senator Hawley Raises Missouri Farmers’ Concerns with Coronavirus Food Assistance Program to UDSA

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to ask for clarity on issues with the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) brought to him by Missouri farmers. In the letter, Senator Hawley raises the concerns of cattle producers, who feel penalized by the program for not selling their cattle at the bottom of the market, and of row crop farmers, who may be ineligible for aid because they didn’t have a crop in 2019 due to natural...

Senator Hawley Asks SBA to Explain Planned Parenthood Loans Scandal

Following reports that Planned Parenthood received at least $80 million in loans intended for small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza requesting an explanation from the SBA and an outline of the steps they are taking to correct their error.

Hawley, Gardner Partner on Coronavirus Economic Recovery Plan to Put Workers First

U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) have announced they will team up on a plan, Rehire America, to help workers and businesses recover and strengthen over the coming months. The proposal calls for Congress to incentivize rehiring workers who were laid off due to the pandemic and support a percent of wages for each worker currently on payroll through the end of the year. The proposal also calls for Congress to provide grants for rent, utilities, mortgage interest, and...

Hawley Joins Bipartisan Letter Urging Congressional Leaders to Support Pork Producers During Pandemic

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley sent a bipartisan letter with 13 of his Senate colleagues to Congressional leaders seeking additional funding for programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that would assist pork producers who are being forced to depopulate livestock herds because of restaurant and meat processing plant closures during the pandemic. Farmers are facing an animal welfare crisis due to overcrowding and the challenge of providing enough feed and water available to each animal....

Senator Hawley on House Dems Phase 4 Proposal: “Doesn’t sound like recovery. Sounds like a boondoggle”

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) called out House Democrats for proposing over one trillion dollars in new spending for coronavirus relief without including any provisions to protect workers or get them their jobs back, according to Axios reporting. Senator Hawley has proposed a plan to rehire every worker laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic and protect existing jobs.

Senator Hawley Joins Bipartisan Call for the FTC to Launch Major Children’s Privacy Investigation

Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) today wrote to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging it to use its authority under the FTC Act to launch an investigation into children’s data practices in the educational technology and digital advertising sectors. The Senators make their request following the Commission’s announcement that it will begin an ahead-of-schedule...

Hawley, Colleagues Urge President Trump To Expand and Extend Immigration Suspension

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joined Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in sending a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to suspend all new guest worker visas for sixty days and to suspend certain categories of new guest worker visas for at least the next year or until unemployment has returned to normal levels.

Senator Hawley to United Airlines: Keep Your Promises to Workers or Give CARES Act Money Back

On the same day United Airlines announced a cut to 15,000 employees’ hours, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz demanding the company reverse the decision or return the generous taxpayer-funded bailout it received from the CARES Act. United’s announcement to employees comes just over a month after they assured employees that they “will not conduct involuntary furloughs or pay cuts in the U.S. before September 30th."