Latest Josh Hawley News

Flood control measures push endangered species to the brink

Jul. 5, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Historically, the pallid sturgeon made its home in the chutes, sloughs and side channels of the floodplain of the Missouri River. The whiskered bottom feeder fed in turbid waters on smaller fish and aquatic insects. When it was time to spawn, the fish braved rapid waters to travel...

Kaepernick stirs new controversy for Nike

Jul. 2, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike's sales have only grown since it seized attention with its ad campaign featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. So, the shoemaker deferred to its star endorser when he raised concerns over a sneaker featuring an early American flag. Nike pulled the Air Max 1 USA shoe, which...

Missouri Sen. Hawley slams Nike for pulling flag shoe

Jul. 2, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley is slamming Nike after a report that the company pulled an American flag-themed shoe from the market. The Wall Street Journal reports that Nike pulled a shoe with a colonial-era U.S. flag after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has a Nike...

Business Highlights

Jun. 24, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

___ What's your data worth to Big Tech? Bill would compel answer WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress bears down on big tech companies, two senators are proposing to force giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon to tell users what data they're collecting from them and how much it's worth. The proposed legislation...

What's your data worth to Big Tech? Bill would compel answer

Jun. 24, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress bears down on big tech companies, two senators want to force giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon to tell users what data they're collecting from them and how much it's worth. The legislation floated Monday by Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Josh Hawley, R-Mo., goes to the...

Hawley proposes requiring tech companies to prove no bias

Jun. 20, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri is doubling down on efforts to rein in big-tech companies by proposing that Facebook, Twitter and other online behemoths be required to prove they're not using political bias to filter content. The bill follows repeated assertions by...

Free traders no more? GOP warms up to Trump's use of tariffs

Jun. 7, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even with President Donald Trump backing off his threat to slap tariffs on goods from Mexico, his transformation of Republican Party trade policy is nearly complete. Republican lawmakers usually don't like tariffs. They're viewed as a tax on consumers and unwanted government intervention...

Judge orders closure of swimming hole in eastern Missouri

May. 24, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge has ordered an eastern Missouri swimming hole known as "The Offsets" to cease operation until safety measures are implemented, citing several drownings there over the past several years. Judge Wendy Wexler Horn's ruling on Thursday was in response to a lawsuit filed in...

Missouri Sen. Hawley cancels trip to US-Mexico border

May. 23, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley says he is canceling his trip to the U.S.-Mexico border to return to Missouri to view damage left by strong storms. Severe weather across the state overnight left three people dead and dozens injured. The Republican said on Twitter Thursday morning that he...

Hawley bill would allow people to opt out of data tracking

May. 21, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sen. Josh Hawley on Tuesday introduced legislation that would give internet users the ability to opt out of allowing their personal data to be tracked and collected, the latest effort in the Missouri Republican's broader campaign against big tech. Hawley's Do Not Track Act is...