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April 10, 2018 / Press Release

Hawley Still Won’t Denounce Trump’s Tariffs

One month after President Trump announced tariffs that Republican Senator Ben Sasse says will "light American agriculture on fire," Josh Hawley continues to stand behind the tariffs. Even after Trump yesterday acknowledged that Missouri farmers will be hurt by the tariffs, Hawley offered only meaningless platitudes and continued to praise the Trump administration's handling of the tariffs.

April 9, 2018 / Press Release

BREAKING: Failure of Hawley’s Confide Investigation Even More Apparent with Latest Lawsuit Development

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that St. Louis County attorney Mark Pedroli is seeking information from Confide related to Governor Greitens' use of the text message deleting app. This news comes more than a month after Josh Hawley cleared the Governor of any wrongdoing through a botched investigation that did not attempt to retrieve any of the text messages in question, relied heavily on staff testimony, and did not attempt to interview the Governor or challenge the Governor's assertion of executive privilege.

April 6, 2018 / Press Release

Josh Hawley Turns His Back on Missouri Farmers, Endorses Trump Tariffs

Yesterday, Josh Hawley endorsed President Trump's escalating trade war with China, despite the fact that it poses a severe threat to the livelihood of Missouri farmers. Hawley made no effort to address the concerns of Missouri's agricultural industry, saying "President Trump is right to focus on the fact that our trade partners ought to actually obey the rules..."

April 5, 2018 / Press Release

Josh Hawley Once Again Refuses to Stand Up for Missouri Farmers on Trade

Yesterday, Senator McCaskill reiterated her concern about President Trump's proposed tariffs, which have led China to announce its own tariffs on American products such as soybeans, pork, and beef -- directly affecting Missouri farmers and ranchers. While Senator Blunt has also cautioned about the danger of these tariffs for Missouri's agricultural industry, Josh Hawley today doubled down on his refusal to stand up for Missouri farmers against the President's damaging trade policies.

April 5, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: Trump Trade Policy Putting Missouri Farmers in the Crosshairs

Yesterday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial board and Kansas City Star wrote about the harmful effects the Trump administration's trade policies will have on Missouri farmers. "Real people can suffer enormous consequences," wrote the Post-Dispatch editorial board, "The combination of Trump’s tariff decisions and forced renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement now threatens thousands of livelihoods."

March 29, 2018 / Press Release

#TBT: Hawley Allows Legislature to Strip $6.8 Million from Consumer Protection Budget

One year ago today, Josh Hawley failed to show up or even send staff to a key hearing, leading lawmakers to initially strip $6.8 million from the consumer protection budget of the Attorney General's office. At the time, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch criticized Hawley’s “attitude about consumer protection,” noting that "for Hawley, grandstanding is more important than protecting consumers." Missouri Business Journal columnist David Drebes also called Hawley's failure to have someone represent his office at the hearing "a rookie mistake."

March 28, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: KC Star’s Bryan Lowry: “When You Talk About Josh Hawley…It Always Brings You Back to Greitens”

On yesterday's episode of Statehouse Blend, KCUR's Erica Hunzinger, Missourinet's Alisa Nelson, and the Kansas City Star's Bryan Lowry joined Brian Ellison to discuss the impact of Governor Greitens' indictment on Missouri politics. The reporters noted that it will be nearly impossible for Josh Hawley to separate himself from the Governor, whose legal issues will continue to be a big problem for Hawley's Senate bid. As Lowry put it, "When you talk about Josh Hawley... it always brings you back to Greitens."

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