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July 17, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: Missourians With Pre-Existing Conditions Among Those Who Would Suffer Most if Hawley Lawsuit is Successful

Today, Kaiser Health News (KHN) reported that Missourians are among those who would suffer most if a lawsuit filed by Josh Hawley and 19 other Republican Attorneys General is successful. While Missouri has one of the highest rates of adults with pre-existing conditions, Hawley's lawsuit "calls on federal courts to find the health law’s protections for people with preexisting conditions unconstitutional." Nearly 2.5 million Missourians could lose coverage due to the lawsuit. Georgetown University's Center on Health Insurance Reforms professor Justin Giovannelli told KHN that plaintiffs like Hawley “are paying lip service to these critical protections for people, but they are in fact engaged in a strategy that would get rid of those protections."

July 13, 2018 / Press Release

BREAKING: Hawley Campaign Implicated in Yet Another Campaign Finance Scandal

This morning, Politico published a detailed report exposing Josh Hawley's top political consultant for years of skirting campaign finance laws to help funnel millions of dollars in funds from the National Rifle Association (NRA) into key battleground races. Politico reports that the firm run by Hawley's primary campaign strategist and frequent campaign spokesman, Brad Todd, appears to have been using a shell organization called Starboard to illegally coordinate with the NRA on critical races. According to the report, "the NRA’s relationship with Starboard continues."

July 12, 2018 / Press Release

Does Josh Hawley Support Latest Republicans Efforts to Sabotage Missourians’ Access to Health Care?

This week, DC Republicans continued their efforts to sabotage health care for hardworking Missourians by severely cutting funding for grassroots programs that help individuals find health care. The Washington Post reports that the Administration has also been encouraging individuals and businesses to purchase plans that, "cover fewer services and bypass rules intended to protect people from previous practices in which insurers charged higher prices to women, older people and those with preexisting medical conditions."

July 12, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial Board: Missourians searching for a GOP Senate candidate of substance aren’t finding it in Hawley

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial Board slammed Josh Hawley for running a campaign devoid of substance, noting that Hawley has "minimal credentials with which to convince voters that he can be more effective as a senator than McCaskill." The Editorial Board also called Hawley out for trying to distract from his disappointing record as Attorney General by lobbing disingenuous attacks against Senator McCaskill, saying that "McCaskill’s voting record is about as centrist as it gets, and Hawley knows it."

July 11, 2018 / Press Release

It is Josh Hawley’s Job to Investigate Non-Profits, So Why Is He Still Refusing To Do It?

Yesterday, House Investigative Committee chairman Jay Barnes filed an ethics complaint against former Governor Greitens' campaign for using a non-profit -- A New Missouri -- to skirt campaign finance laws, naming former Greitens campaign advisor and current Vice President Pence chief-of-staff Nick Ayers as a target of the complaint. While Attorney General Josh Hawley has the authority to investigate non-profit organizations under Missouri law, he has refused to investigate the former Governor's non-profit.

July 11, 2018 / Press Release

Earth to Josh Hawley: Data Shows GOP Tax Bill Benefits Big Corporations and Executives, Not Missouri Workers

As Josh Hawley joins Vice President Pence in Kansas City today to talk about the Republican tax bill, CNN is out with a new report that shows the Republican plan has resulted in an explosion of stock buybacks that "will help enrich corporate executives," yet "recent research suggests the tax cuts could boost the economy very little." In fact, Republican Senator Marco Rubio has even admitted that while big corporations have enjoyed savings from the Republican tax bill, “there’s no evidence whatsoever that the money’s been massively poured back into the American worker.”

July 9, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: Missouri Farmers Say They Are Increasingly Concerned as Hawley-Backed Trade War Escalates

On Friday, the Trump administration exacerbated global trade tensions by imposing tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese imports, prompting China to retaliate with its own taxes on American exports such as pork and soybeans. For months, Missouri farmers, ranchers, and manufacturers have been urging the Trump administration to stop putting their livelihoods at risk with its reckless trade war. Now, farmer and manufacturers are growing increasingly concerned, saying that "the patience for what’s going on now is starting to wear thin," especially as the escalating trade war "comes off the backs of the American farmer." St. Louis Post-Dispatch's David Nicklaus noted that, "It's hard to see a way out of this trade war short of continuing to ramp up and continuing to hurt farmers and small manufacturers."

July 3, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: Despite A $11 Billion Handout from GOP Tax Bill, Pfizer Raises Prices for Dozens of Drugs

The Wall Street Journal reports that Pfizer, one of the world's largest drug companies, is raising prices for more than 40 of its prescription drugs this week. This news comes despite the fact that Pfizer saved $11 billion last year thanks to massive handouts provided to pharmaceutical companies by the Republican tax bill. According to Axios, Pfizer and eight other pharmaceutical companies have been using the $50 billion they received through the Republican tax bill to enrich their executives and Wall Street investors. Meanwhile, the companies continue to raise drug prices -- leaving many Missourians struggling to afford their prescriptions.

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