March 9, 2018/Press Release

State Legislature Debates Rolling Back Consumer Protections — Will Hawley Stand with Missourians or His Party?

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Yesterday, the Missouri House sent a bill to the Senate that would limit the amount of money Missourians can receive if exposed to asbestos. As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, “Critics blasted the provision as a way for companies to run out the clock on people dying from cancer.” Josh Hawley, who has touted his jurisdiction over consumer protection laws in multiple other cases, has yet to take a position on this bill — nor a House bill that would weaken Missouri’s consumer protection laws by making it harder to file class action lawsuits. 

Josh Hawley has repeatedly promised to be an advocate for Missouri consumers, but has stood silently by as the legislature tries to roll back consumer protections. Hawley is the worst type of politician: one who is more interested in climbing the political ladder than fulfilling his promises to the people of Missouri.

Missouri Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Brooke Goren