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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 10, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – On CBS This Morning earlier today, U.S. Senator and Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Rand Paul (R-KY) discussed his support for President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria. “I’ve got three nephews who serve in the military. I don’t want them to be sitting ducks, with 50 or 100 of them being killed by a suicide bomber, and then all of a sudden we’re drug into a greater war. Who are we going to fight? We’re going to fight Turkey, our NATO ally? We’re going...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 7, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator and Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Rand Paul (R-KY) appeared on Fox News’ Your World with Neil Cavuto to discuss his support for President Trump’s decision to take U.S. troops out of northern Syria. After hearing a list of some of those opposing the move, Senator Paul stated , “Well, it sounded like you just listed the neocon war caucus of the Senate, so, yeah, they always want to stay at war. They always think it’s the best answer.” You can find the interview...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 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), again forced the U.S. Senate to confront its fiscal recklessness by securing a vote on his amendment to the Continuing Resolution to cut the bill’s discretionary spending levels by 2 percent, which would still make available over $1.2 trillion in base discretionary spending. In a speech on the...Read more
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