FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) addressed concerns Kentucky distillers have raised by joining U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO), Gary Peters (D-MI), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) in sending a bipartisan letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen Hahn urging the FDA to remove another government roadblock hindering Americans’ response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. As Americans continue to step up to...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – As some localities move to restrict Americans’ Second Amendment rights during the novel coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) advocated for concerned citizens by sending a letter on March 24 to Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, supporting revising guidance to deem firearms industry workers as essential personnel. Thanks in part to Senator Paul’s efforts, a few days later, on March 28,...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – After a prolonged period of heavy rainfall beginning February 3, 2020, many counties in southeastern Kentucky experienced widespread flash flooding, landslides, mudslides, and other storm-related events. Accordingly, on February 7th, Governor Andy Beshear declared a statewide emergency for the purposes of mobilizing state response and recovery resources. On February 11th, in an effort to anticipate the needs of Kentuckians affected by the severe weather, U.S. Senator Rand Paul sent a letter...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) sent President Donald Trump a letter urging him to approve Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s request for a major disaster declaration for Kentucky as it responds to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Paul is also joining other members of Kentucky's federal delegation in sending a separate letter on the aid to President Trump. “The COVID-19 pandemic threatens — and will continue to threaten — lives and the public health throughout Kentucky. Accordingly, on...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement: “Given that my wife and I had traveled extensively during the weeks prior to COVID-19 social distancing practices, and that I am at a higher risk for serious complications from the virus due to having part of my lung removed seven months ago, I took a COVID-19 test when I arrived in D.C. last Monday. I felt that it was highly unlikely that I was positive since I have had no symptoms of the illness, nor have I had contact...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 20, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul (R-KY) announced he will soon introduce his COVID-19 Recovery Act, a plan that confronts the novel coronavirus pandemic’s effects by providing relief to American families and businesses without adding to the skyrocketing debt that also threatens our country. “The national emergency we face may be new, but the answers out of Washington have so far been the same: more spending, more debt, and more mandates on the American people. Instead, we can ease...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 20, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul (R-KY) joined Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) on an effort to repurpose existing funds to get critically needed equipment to those on the frontlines of the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic, continuing his efforts to ensure a comprehensive response without increasing the burden on Americans. The Ernst bill would abolish the Presidential Election Campaign Fund (PECF), which has seen a massive drop in taxpayer contributions over the years and is...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement in support of Senator Ron Johnson’s amendment to the U.S. House-passed coronavirus response bill: “I support expanding unemployment benefits to include workers laid off because of the pandemic. I also support making those benefits immediate.” The Johnson amendment, which would help address concerns Dr. Paul has heard from Kentuckians about the House bill, would remove the paid leave mandate that will crush...Read more
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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...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced S. 3512, the Verified Innovative Testing in American Laboratories (VITAL) Act of 2020, to help make tests quickly and widely available in health emergencies by removing unnecessary government barriers that have drastically slowed the response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Paul’s plan would help ensure labs could develop and use tests within days, providing a better opportunity to isolate, contain, and understand...Read more
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