FILE – IN this Jan 15, 2019 file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee committee member Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., questions Attorney General nominee William Barr during a Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hawley is facing conservative backlash after raising concerns with President Donald Trump’s nominee to a high-profile appeals court. The Judicial Crisis Network on Monday announced plans to spend $500,000 on Missouri ads to sway Hawley to support D.C.-area U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Neomi Rao. Hawley on Monday told KFTK 97.1 FM Newstalk’s Marc Cox that Rao doesn’t have a strong record on abortion. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
The long wait continues for many Missourians who’ve applied for U-S passports.
U-S Senator Josh Hawley says there’s been a 371-percent increase in the number of requests for help his office has received from Missouri residents needing their passports.
Hawley says he’s supporting a bill sponsored by Oklahoma Senator James Lankford designed to improve the process of receiving U-S passports in a timely manner.