March 23, 2018
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Early Friday morning, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after voting against congressional leaders’ $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill: 

“Republicans control the government, yet Congress still follows the Democrats’ playbook. Time and again, spending skyrockets, and conservatives are expected to fall in line to praise the party for making the big-spending status quo worse. 

“I voted against this deficit-spending bill because I believe our promises to change Washington matter. Even in such an enormous bill that combines so many different things, Congress somehow still failed to deliver for President Trump on issues important to grassroots Americans, including defunding sanctuary cities and stopping forced taxpayer support of Planned Parenthood. 

“Congress must do better for the American people. We can support our military without further endangering our nation through fiscal recklessness, and I will keep fighting to hold our party to the conservative principles we had no problem proclaiming during the Obama years.”


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