December 23, 2022
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) incoming Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), released his 2022 “Festivus” Report, totaling $482,276,543,907 in government waste. 

This marks Dr. Paul’s eighth edition of the Festivus Report as he continues working to alert the American people to how their federal government uses their hard-earned money.

Some of the highlights include the National Institutes of Health spending $2.3 million injecting beagle puppies with cocaine, and separately spending $187,500 to verify that kids love their pets. The Department of Health and Human Services spent $689,222 to study romance between parrots, the NIH funded a $3 million annual research project to watch hamsters on steroids fight, and the U.S. Census Bureau spent $2.5 million on Super Bowl Ads.

You can find Dr. Paul’s 2022 Festivus Report HERE.


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