FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 29, 2021 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement on the Biden administration’s new and expansive waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that was quietly issued just over a week ago. “Kentucky’s farmers and agricultural industry suffered when the Obama administration implemented its burdensome WOTUS rule, and now the Biden administration has chosen to follow in their footsteps by appeasing the far left’s priorities over the economic well-being of farmers across...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 23, 2021 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, released reports for all 50 states in the U.S. on the economic cost of vaccine mandates. “Under President Biden’s unlawful and unconstitutional vaccine mandates, our nation risks losing up to 28 percent of its labor force, not to mention it will cost businesses at least $1.29 billion,” said Dr. Paul . “In a free country, people have the right to make their own...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 2021 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, recognized Reed Family Floral of Virgie, Kentucky, as the U.S. Senate Small Business of the Week. Dr. Paul entered the following into the Congressional Record: Mr. PAUL. Mr. President, as Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, each week I recognize an outstanding Kentucky small business that exemplifies the American...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 18, 2021 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced a joint resolution of disapproval to block proposed U.S. arms sales to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Paul was joined by U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Mike Lee (R-UT) in introducing the resolution. The sale includes 280 air-to-air missiles and 596 missile launchers, among other weapons and associated training and support, with an estimated cost of $650 billion. “A message needs to be sent to Saudi Arabia that we don’t...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 17, 2021 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, released a report highlighting the economic cost of vaccine mandates in Kentucky. Dr. Paul will release the reports for all 50 states tomorrow. “Under President Biden’s unlawful and unconstitutional vaccine mandates, Kentucky risks losing up to 34 percent of its labor force, not to mention it will cost Kentucky businesses at least $50 million,” said Dr. Paul . “In...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 17, 2021 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, released the following statement regarding the Small Business Administration’s funding of Planned Parenthood: “Small Business Committee minority members have been clear for months that the SBA must be held accountable for using money meant for small businesses to fund Planned Parenthood. The Trump Administration ruled that Planned Parenthood was not a small...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 5, 2021 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, recognized Day and Day Feed Mill of Columbia, Kentucky, as the U.S. Senate Small Business of the Week. Dr. Paul entered the following into the Congressional Record: Mr. PAUL. Mr. President, as Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, each week I recognize an outstanding Kentucky small business that exemplifies the American...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 4, 2021 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee continued to hold Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) accountable on his repeated lies about the funding of gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Lab of Virology. Below are excerpts from Dr. Paul’s questioning: “You appear to have learned nothing from this pandemic...What you're doing is defining away gain-of-...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2, 2021 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced the National Patient ID Repeal Act to overturn a dangerous provision of existing law requiring the creation of a “unique health identifier,” also known as a National Patient ID. U.S. Representative Chip Roy (R-TX-21) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. “As a physician, I know firsthand how much the doctor-patient relationship relies on trust and privacy,...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2021 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and U.S. Representative James Comer (R-KY-1) sent a letter to Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) requesting information on an update made to the NIH website on October 20, 2021. The update removed a section on the website titled “Gain-of-Function Research,” which defined gain-of-function research as “a type of research that modifies a biological agent so that it confers new or enhanced activity to that agent.”...Read more
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