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Reduced budget via staff reduction and exposing fraud

Hawley is requesting a $25.3 million budget, which is a reduction of about $100,000. He tells the House Budget Committee he wants to eliminate two full-time employees. "So I'm proposing to eliminate FTE's (full-time employees) from the executive administrative staff, not lawyers, but from the administrative staff one IT (information technology) line and one executive assistant," says Hawley. Hawley also testifies his office has recovered a record $24 million in Medicaid fraud in 2017.
Source: MissouriNet on 2018 Missouri Senate race , Jan 30, 2018

CC:Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment.

Hawley supports the CC survey question on Balanced Budget Amendment

The Christian Coalition Voter Guide inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution' Christian Coalition's self-description: "Christian Voter Guide is a clearing-house for traditional, pro-family voter guides. We do not create voter guides, nor do we interview or endorse candidates."

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 18CC-20 on Jul 1, 2018

Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package.

Hawley voted YEA Consolidated Appropriations Act (COVID Relief bill)

NPR summary of HR133:

Argument in opposition: Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV-2) said after voting against H.R. 133: "Congress voted to spend another $2.3 trillion [$900 billion for COVID relief], which will grow our national debt to about $29 trillion. The federal government will again have to borrow money from nations like China. This massive debt is being passed on to our children and grandchildren. With multiple vaccines on the way thanks to President Trump and Operation Warp Speed, we do not need to pile on so much additional debt. Now is the time to safely reopen our schools and our economy. HR133 was another 5593-page bill put together behind closed doors and released moments prior to the vote."

Legislative outcome: Passed House 327-85-18, Roll #250, on Dec. 21. 2020; Passed Senate 92-6-2, Roll #289, on Dec. 21; signed by President Trump on Dec 27 [after asking for an increase from $600 to $2,000 per person, which was introduced as a separate vote].

Source: Congressional vote 20-HR133 on Jan 15, 2020

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