FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 18, 2020
Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today on the U.S. Senate floor, U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke on his amendment to the U.S. House-passed coronavirus response bill to offset the new funding, prioritizing spending in this emergency rather than funding endless wars or paying for frivolous programs overseas.
In his speech, Dr. Paul noted that “next time, maybe in the not-too-distant future, our children may not even be able to borrow their way out of a crisis” because of Congress’ massive, unbalanced spending.
“All because we refused to do what we were elected to do, which is to prioritize the truly vital, such as coronavirus relief and medical research, over the extraneous, such as spending money on clown colleges, gas stations, and roads in Afghanistan,” Dr. Paul stated.
Dr. Paul’s amendment sought to offset the new spending by making numerous cuts, including the following:
- Making permanent a law requiring a Social Security number to claim the child tax credit.
- Giving the president, until the end of the year, the authority to transfer existing money to pay for the programs in the bill.
- Ending the war in Afghanistan, with a total secession of operation by the end of the year.
You can watch Dr. Paul’s speech HERE.