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February 22, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: Big Pharma Uses $50 Billion From Republican Tax Cut to Enrich Investors

Axios today reported that nine pharmaceutical companies are using $50 billion they received through the Republican tax bill to enrich Wall Street investors and drug company executives, rather than investing the money back into their employees or using it to fund new research. Meanwhile, these same companies are raising drug prices -- leaving many Missourians struggling to afford their prescriptions.

February 20, 2018 / Press Release

Still Silent on Wynn, Josh Hawley Plans to Hold Discussion on Combatting Sexual Harassment

Despite refusing to denounce former RNC Finance Chair Steve Wynn, Josh Hawley is holding a discussion today on combatting sexual harassment. While some Republicans have already returned Wynn’s contributions, Hawley has instead formed a joint fundraising committee with the RNC. Hawley's silence on the allegations against Wynn -- as well as the allegations against former Senate candidate Roy Moore -- suggests that he is comfortable remaining associated with men accused of sexual harassment and that his interest in discussing the subject today is simply that -- all talk.

February 16, 2018 / Press Release

Where Does Josh Hawley Stand on Forced Arbitration?

This week, Josh Hawley joined every other states' attorney general in signing a letter calling on Congress to end forced arbitration in cases of workplace sexual assault. However, as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch pointed out, Hawley still has not said whether he supports banning forced arbitration in all cases or just in the instance of sexual harassment claims. The Missouri Legislature is currently considering a bill to allow arbitrators to decide when forced arbitration is enforceable -- putting Hawley at odds with members of his own party.

February 16, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: Josh Hawley Forms Joint Fundraising Committee with RNC

This week, Josh Hawley's campaign formed a joint fundraising committee with the RNC -- yet another sign that he is relying on Washington insiders and national Republicans to bail out his struggling campaign. The formation of the "Hawley Win Fund" comes as the RNC faces ongoing criticism for refusing to return money from former finance chair Steve Wynn following allegations of sexual harassment.

February 14, 2018 / Press Release

Where does Josh Hawley Stand on Trump Administration’s Proposed Budget Cuts to COPS Hiring Program?

On Monday, the Trump administration announced its 2019 budget plan, which includes a nearly 50% cut to the COPS Hiring Program – a program designed to help hire local police officers. In FY 2017, COPS provided over $1.8 million to the Kansas City Police Department, $100,000 to the Lake Ozark Police Department, and $1.8 million to the St. Louis Police Department. These drastic cuts to Missouri's law enforcement beg the question: Does Josh Hawley support the administration's proposal to gut the COPS hiring program?

February 13, 2018 / Press Release

Does Josh Hawley Support the Administration’s Efforts to Slash Assistance to Farmers?

Yesterday, President Trump unveiled a budget proposal that would cut funding to the Department of Agriculture by $3.7 billion and reduce the average premium subsidy for crop insurance from 62% to 48%. While Republican lawmakers such as Senator Pat Roberts have spoken out against cuts to crop insurance, Josh Hawley has not said whether he would support the President’s proposal.

February 13, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: Google Critic and Billionaire Peter Thiel Gave to Hawley’s Senate Campaign Four Days Before Hawley Launched Investigation into Google

Yesterday, the Kansas City Star reported that longtime Google critic Peter Thiel gave the maximum contribution to Josh Hawley’s Senate campaign just four days before Hawley launched an investigation into Google last year. As a reminder, Thiel also contributed $300,000 to Hawley’s 2016 race for Attorney General.

February 12, 2018 / Press Release

Does Josh Hawley Agree with Primary Opponent Austin Petersen that the Social Security Retirement Age Should be Raised?

On Friday, Republican Senate candidate Austin Petersen said in an interview on The McGraw Show that he supports raising the retirement age for Social Security by 2-4 years. He added, “I mean, they never should have passed these programs in the first place.” As the Republican primary becomes increasingly competitive, will Josh Hawley say whether he agrees with his opponent on Social Security, or if he supports maintaining the current retirement age?

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