FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 3, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced S. 2962, the Higher Education Loan Payment and Enhanced Retirement (HELPER) Act, a pro-taxpayer plan to help Americans more quickly and easily pay off their student loan debt and save more money for retirement. “Instead of empowering the federal government to increase its involvement in education, which will only raise costs even higher and further lower the value of our dollars to cover them, we can empower the American people to reduce...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 26, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul reintroduced the Harbor Equity Act (S. 2923), which modifies the existing criteria used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge smaller harbors. Currently, the Corps prioritizes dredging solely for larger harbors that see 1 million or more tons in traffic per year – often forcing small community harbors to fund their own dredging or be forced to shut down operations. This legislation drops the minimum tonnage requirements to 500,000 tons,...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 25, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), chairman of the Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management (FSO) Subcommittee for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), continued his efforts to stop runaway spending and reduce a skyrocketing debt by releasing a special Fall 2019 edition of The Waste Report . Once again, The Waste Report takes a closer look at just some of what the federal government is doing with the American people’s hard-earned money, this time...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 8, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul introduced his Penny Plan to Enhance Infrastructure Act (S.2792), which will help prioritize funding for Kentucky’s critical infrastructure projects by cutting just one percent from the federal government’s non-infrastructure discretionary spending and directing that money to infrastructure. Dr. Paul’s bill would provide $12.3 billion for 2020 for new infrastructure spending, and it doesn’t touch Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security. “Kentuckians shouldn’t...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 6, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) passed U.S. Senator Rand Paul’s bipartisan Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act (S. 2618) by voice vote during a business meeting. Currently, federal law allows an agency’s Inspector General to pay bonuses of up to $10,000 of savings realized when a federal employee identifies waste, fraud, or mismanagement of funds. Dr. Paul’s legislation would expand these categories to include identifying surplus or unneeded...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 31, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Continuing his work to reform government and reduce waste, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), chairman of the Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management (FSO) Subcommittee for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), held a hearing yesterday entitled, “Rise of the Zombies: The Unauthorized and Unaccountable Government You Pay For.” “We are here the day before Halloween to talk about zombies. These are not the kind of zombies we see on The Walking Dead , or...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 24, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Justin Walker, an assistant professor of law at the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law and co-director of its Ordered Liberty Program, to serve as a United States District Judge for Kentucky’s Western District. “I was proud to recommend Justin to the administration for the Western District vacancy, and I congratulate him on his confirmation by the Senate today,” said Dr. Paul . “I...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 24, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), chairman of the Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management (FSO) Subcommittee, continued his efforts to rein in wasteful spending and reform government by reintroducing the bipartisan Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act (S. 2618). Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Mike Lee (R-UT), Joni Ernst (R-IA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Rob Portman (R-OH), Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Mike Enzi (R-WY) have cosponsored the legislation. “Successfully tackling our debt...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Shortly before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced a ceasefire agreement between the United States and Turkey regarding Syria, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) stood up against efforts to keep America bogged down in endless conflict in the Middle East. Speaking on the Senate floor, Dr. Paul objected to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s attempt to pass the U.S. House-passed resolution condemning President Trump for removing American troops from northern Syria, instead offering binding...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 15, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, this morning on MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle , U.S. Senator and Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Rand Paul (R-KY) discussed President Trump’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from Northern Syria and responded to Senator Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) criticism of the move. “I would say that Lindsey Graham’s been wrong about almost every foreign policy decision of the last two decades,” said Sen. Paul , later noting, “He’s been wrong about the Syrian war from the...Read more
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