Hawley Speaks on Continued Need for Direct Relief for Working Americans

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor regarding proposed direct payments of $600 per person and $600 per child in Congress’s proposed Coivd relief package, which he called “hardly adequate.” Senator Hawley criticized plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on things like the World Health Organization and the Export-Import Bank before giving anything to working Americans.

Hawley, Sanders Introduce $1,200 Direct Payments Amendment to End-of-Year Legislation

U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced a bipartisan amendment to must-pass legislation to be considered by Congress providing immediate direct payments to working-class Americans. Like the CARES Act, which passed Congress unanimously and was signed into law by President Trump, the amendment would provide a $1,200 direct payment for all adults and $500 per child.

Hawley Introduces Bill to Provide Immediate Direct Relief to All Individuals and Families

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced the introduction of the Emergency Direct Payments for Families and Workers Act to provide a second round of stimulus checks to qualifying Americans. Senator Hawley’s bill would provide a one-time payment of $1,200 to individuals, $2,400 to couples filing jointly, and $500 per child. Eligibility standards and income thresholds are exactly the same as the CARES Act passed in March.

Senator Hawley Welcomes USDA Announcement to Authorize Additional $500 Million for Quality Food Distribution During the Pandemic

After Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue calling for an additional round of contracts for the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, USDA announced the authorization of $500 million to the quality food distribution program. Senator Hawley applauds the timely announcement to begin the deliveries of quality food boxes on November 1 through December 31, 2020.

Hawley Calls on USDA to Ensure Distribution of Quality Food Throughout Missouri During Pandemic

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue calling on the agency to provide an additional round of contracts for the Farmers to Families Food Box program ahead of its impending end date on October 31 and to ensure the continued distribution of quality food throughout Missouri during the pandemic. Hawley calls attention to reports that food banks across Missouri have seen a significant decline in thesupply and quality of food...

New Hawley Bill Will Aid Working Families Struggling With School Disruption

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) will introduce the Helping Parents During COVID Act of 2020 to provide immediate financial relief for working families whose children’s education has been disrupted by the pandemic. Senator Hawley’s bill would provide these working families $1,200 in direct cash assistance per month every month through June 2021 to help cover lost work shifts or wages. This bill will also create a fully-refundable tax credit of $800 per child to reimburse parents for the costs of...

Hawley Asks DOJ to File Suit Against Unconstitutional Restrictions on Houses of Worship

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr urging him to immediately file suit in federal court to protect religious liberties in states placing unconstitutional restrictions on houses of worship. Senator Hawley writes that a number of states are violating the First Amendment in strictly limiting attendance at religious services while allowing other businesses, like restaurants and gyms, to operate at up to 50 percent capacity.

Senator Hawley, Colleagues Release Plan to Hold Chinese Communist Party Responsible for Coronavirus Pandemic

Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and a group of colleagues joined Senator Martha McSally in introducing the Civil Justice for Victims of China-Originated Viral Infectious Diseases (COVID) Act to hold the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) responsible for the coronavirus global pandemic. The bill incorporates previous stand-alone bills introduced separately by Senator Hawley, Senator McSally and Blackburn, and Senator Cotton to hold the CCP accountable.