Josh Hawley, U.S. Senator from Missouri

Josh Hawley

U.S. Senator from Missouri

Joshua David Hawley was born in December 1979 in Springdale, Arkansas, but the family soon moved to Missouri. He received an undergraduate degree in history from Stanford University. He moved to London and taught at St. Paul’s School for a year, then returned to the U.S. where he earned a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School. He clerked at the U.S. Tenth Circuit court of Appeals and served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts for a year. He entered into the private practice of law as a litigator.

Hawley served as a faculty member of the Blackstone Legal Fellowship. He was elected Attorney General of Missouri and served two years until he was elected to the United States Senate, assuming his seat in January 2019.

He is married to Erin Morrow Hawley, and they have two sons. No information on his personal faith or religion was found, but he is a strong proponent of religious liberty and protecting the rights of churches.

In the News…

Under new legislation proposed by Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri, American coronavirus patients could sue China and the Chinese Communist Party for damages. If passed, the bill could allow for the largest negligence lawsuit in world history. It is known as the Justice for Victims of Coronavirus Act.

“The reason we have this pandemic is because the Chinese communist government unleashed it on the world,” Senator Hawley said.

“They suppressed the evidence. They suppressed the doctors. They jailed the doctors even. And now we’re dealing with this horrible disease,” the senator said. “So the victims of this disease in our country ought to be able to go into our courts and sue the Chinese government to hold them accountable and to get damages for it.”

Damages could be in the trillions of dollars.

In a speech from the Senate floor, Senator Hawley said of China, “The international order as we have known it for thirty years is breaking. Now imperialist China seeks to remake the world in its own image, and to bend the global economy to its own will.  … Are we in this nation willing to witness the slow destruction of the free world? Are we willing to watch our own way of life, our own liberties and livelihoods grow dependent on the policy of Beijing?”

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Hawley today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Josh Hawley
U.S. Senator from Missouri
212 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


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