• Trump Unveils List of Potential Supreme Court Nominees

    Trump Unveils List of Potential Supreme Court Nominees

    President Trump on Wednesday released his updated list of potential Supreme Court nominees and called on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to follow suit. “Should there be another vacancy on the Supreme Court during my presidency, my nominee will come from the names I have shared with the American public,” Trump said in announcing the list. …
  • Hawley Demands TikTok Cut Ties With Chinese Communist Party in Microsoft Acquisition

    Hawley Demands TikTok Cut Ties With Chinese Communist Party in Microsoft Acquisition

    Senator Josh Hawley on Wednesday demanded that Microsoft assure that TikTok has severed all ties with the Chinese Communist Party as a prerequisite of any potential acquisition of the social media platform. TikTok’s Chinese owner ByteDance is under pressure from Washington to sell TikTok or face being potentially blacklisted in America. Microsoft has reportedly been …
  • Hawley Introduces Bill to Crack Down on Tech Companies’ ‘Behavioral Advertising’ Practices

    Hawley Introduces Bill to Crack Down on Tech Companies’ ‘Behavioral Advertising’ Practices

    Senator Josh Hawley on Tuesday introduced a bill aimed at cracking down on the targeted advertising practices of major tech companies, saying the extent of the companies’ “surveillance and power” to collect user data has outpaced protections for users. The Missouri Republican’s proposal, the Behavioral Advertising Decisions Are Downgrading Services (BAD ADS) Act, would eliminate the immunity …
  • Sen. Hawley Sets New Pro-Life Standard for Supreme Court Nominees

    Sen. Hawley Sets New Pro-Life Standard for Supreme Court Nominees

    Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) said Sunday he would not support any Supreme Court nominee unless they had publicly acknowledged that Roe v. Wade was “wrongly decided” prior to their nomination. “I will vote only for those Supreme Court nominees who have explicitly acknowledged that Roe v. Wade is wrongly decided,” Hawley told the Washington …
  • Hawley Proposes Bill to Scale Back Section 230 Protections for Tech Companies with Large Audiences

    Hawley Proposes Bill to Scale Back Section 230 Protections for Tech Companies with Large Audiences

    Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) is proposing legislation that would set conditions for big tech companies to receive Section 230 immunity, Axios reported on Wednesday. The proposal comes less than a day after Google threatened to demonetize the right-wing political news website The Federalist unless the site removed its comments section. The legislation would require tech …
  • GOP Senators Ask FCC to ‘Clearly Define’ Section 230 Protections for Big Tech

    GOP Senators Ask FCC to ‘Clearly Define’ Section 230 Protections for Big Tech

    Four Senate Republicans sent a letter to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) on Tuesday asking for the agency to act on President Trump’s executive order regarding tech censorship by “clearly” defining Section 230 liability protections for social media platforms. Senators Marco Rubio (R., Fl.), Kelly Loeffler (R., Ga.), Kevin Cramer (R., N.D.), and Josh Hawley …
  • Hawley Calls on U.S. Companies with Chinese Interests to Condemn CCP’s Actions in Hong Kong

    Hawley Calls on U.S. Companies with Chinese Interests to Condemn CCP’s Actions in Hong Kong

    China hawk Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) wrote an “open letter” to American companies with business ties to China on Thursday, calling on them to publicly denounce the Chinese Communist Party’s recent national security law that overrides Hong Kong’s independence. As Hong Kongers protested on the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, Hawley warned that …
  • Josh Hawley, Backing Trump in Twitter Feud, Calls to Revoke Liability Protections for Google, Social Media Giants

    Josh Hawley, Backing Trump in Twitter Feud, Calls to Revoke Liability Protections for Google, Social Media Giants

    Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) on Wednesday called to revoke liability protections for social media companies in a move that could have far-reaching ramifications for the regulation of speech on the internet. “It’s pretty simple: if Twitter and Google and the rest are going to editorialize and censor and act like traditional publishers, they should …
  • Sen. Cory Gardner Joins Josh Hawley in Calling for Federal Gov’t to Pay Wages During Pandemic

    Sen. Cory Gardner Joins Josh Hawley in Calling for Federal Gov’t to Pay Wages During Pandemic

    Senator Cory Gardner (R., Colo.) has joined the effort by Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) to pass legislation that would see the federal government essentially pay the salaries of workers laid off during the coronavirus pandemic. Hawley’s “Rehire America” plan would pay up to 80 percent of wages for employees that have been laid off. …
  • Group of Senate Republicans Urges Trump to Suspend ‘All Guest Worker Visas’ Until Unemployment Returns to ‘Normal Levels’

    Group of Senate Republicans Urges Trump to Suspend ‘All Guest Worker Visas’ Until Unemployment Returns to ‘Normal Levels’

    A group of GOP Senators is asking President Trump to ramp up his recent “pause” on immigration to include a prohibition on guest-worker visas, citing rising levels of American unemployment amid the coronavirus pandemic. Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.), joined by Senators Josh Hawley (R., Mo.), Ted Cruz (R., Texas), and Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) …