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October 9, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: Hawley-Supported Tariffs Disproportionately Impacting Lower Income Consumers

According to a new report from USA Today, the Administration's escalating trade war with China is disproportionately affecting Dollar Tree and its customers who are "especially budget-constrained and would be hurt by what is essentially a new tax on their purchases." USA Today writes that as a result of the tariffs, the company also "may pull back investment and hiring in communities if its profits fall." More than 60 percent of Dollar Tree’s shoppers have an annual household income of less than than $40,000.

October 8, 2018 / Press Release

ONE YEAR AGO: GOP Megadonors Clear the Field for Hawley

A year ago today, Politico reported that Republican megadonors David Humphreys and Sam Fox had "effectively cleared the Republican field for [Josh Hawley's] expected campaign." As Politico noted at the time, Hawley was eagerly "lining up wealthy patrons before even announcing [he's] running."

October 5, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: Tariffs Still Hurting Agriculture, Putting Missouri’s Economy at Risk

New reports show that the Administration's tariffs continues to put agriculture at risk. According to Bloomberg, soybean exports have continued to drop because of the Administration's trade war with China -- putting even more strain on Missouri soybean farmers. Meanwhile, a group that advocates for independent family farmers has expressed concern that the Administration's new deal with Canada and Mexico favors big agribusinesses and "puts the [individual] farmer in harm’s way."

October 4, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: Hawley Still Refusing to Do His Job, Protecting Dark Money Donors

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that private attorney Elad Gross is continuing to do what Attorney General Josh Hawley will not: seek answers about the dark money donors behind former governor Eric Greitens' nonprofit organization. Gross has repeatedly called for assistance from Hawley, saying that "The law is set up so that the attorney general's office is the one (that is) supposed to be investigating this, not for a citizen of the state to be doing his (Hawley's) job for him." While both Gross and Republican Rep. Jay Barnes have been demanding answers about the organization, Hawley's abdication of responsibility raises serious questions about whether he is refusing to do his job simply to protect his own dark money donors.

October 4, 2018 / Press Release

Josh Hawley vs. Reality: Wake Up Columbia Edition

There's no question Josh Hawley has a problem with the truth. Time and again, independent fact checkers have rated his claims on health care and attacks against Senator Claire McCaskill "misleading" and "false." Here's a look at the latest battle of Josh Hawley vs. Reality, from his appearance on Wake Up Columbia this morning.

October 3, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: CBS News: Few companies using tax cuts for pay hikes

A new report from CBS News shows who is receiving most of the benefits from the Republican tax plan, and it's not Missouri workers. Instead of raising wages, corporations have used their savings from the tax bill to enrich shareholders and wealthy executives. According to CBS, "When it comes to reaping the benefits of the windfall from last year's tax cuts, it's better to be a shareholder than a wage earner."

October 1, 2018 / Press Release

TWO YEARS AGO TODAY: Hawley on Hawley: “If you’re looking for a politician, I’m not your guy”

Two years ago today, during his race for attorney general, Josh Hawley released an ad portraying himself as a constitutional lawyer, "not a politician." Throughout his campaign for AG, Hawley pledged not to be another ladder-climbing politician. But less than a year into his term, Hawley broken this central promise to Missourians -- choosing to run for Senate instead of focusing on the job that the people of Missouri elected him to do.

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