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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.

September 27, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: Hawley Mysteriously Skips DOJ Meeting on Big Tech While Fundraising in DC

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a meeting of state attorneys general in Washington DC to discuss big tech companies on Tuesday, there was one notable absence: Josh Hawley. Hawley made the trip to DC on Tuesday for a series of closed door fundraisers with Mitch McConnell and his elite GOP allies, but mysteriously decided to skip the attorneys general meeting.

September 26, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: After Josh Hawley Failed to Get Answers, Private Attorney Uncovers New Details About Potential Sunshine Law Violation

An ongoing lawsuit into former Governor Eric Greitens' potential destruction of government records using text message-deleting app Confide has uncovered new evidence that members of Greitens' staff frequently used the app to communicate with powerful donors and allies outside the office. These new findings contradict a report by Attorney General Josh Hawley, which accepted Greitens' staffers' claims that they only used the app for "entirely of nonsubstantive matters such as logistics and scheduling.”

September 21, 2018 / Press Release

Missourians Protest Josh Hawley, Trump Administration Over Lawsuit to Gut Health Insurance Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions

Missourians gathered outside of Josh Hawley's rally with President Trump in Springfield to protest Hawley's lawsuit that would end health insurance protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions. Protestors demanded that Hawley explain why he is so determined to make it harder for nearly the 2.5 million Missourians with pre-existing conditions to access health care. The Trump Administration is backing Hawley's lawsuit, which would also take away important prescription drug coverage for seniors through Medicare.

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