FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 7, 2020 Contact : Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator and Senate Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management (FSO) Subcommittee chairman Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced S. 4487, the Pandemic Pay-For Act, as he continued his efforts to make the federal government a more responsible steward of the American people’s money. “If the federal government truly wants to help for the long term, it should take a hint from the American people, who are having to make difficult choices about their finances as we deal with the...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : August 6, 2020 Contact : Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced the Tax Relief for Families Suffering from Government-Mandated Shutdowns Act to help put Americans on the strongest financial footing as they adjust to the challenges posed by the pandemic and the government response, including taking on more costs related to educating their kids from home while trying to otherwise provide for their families. “When Americans look at Congress, they all too often have to think of what it takes from them, or from...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 5, 2020 Contact : Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee member Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced S. 4432, the Support Children Having Open Opportunities for Learning (SCHOOL) Act to provide parents and students with much-needed flexibility and options regarding K-12 education. “As the impact of the ongoing pandemic and the government response efforts continue to place parents in situations requiring greater flexibility in balancing working and providing for their...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier this week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) continued his efforts to help Americans more easily meet their health care needs by introducing S. 4367, the Health Savings Accounts for All Act of 2020. “As Americans’ health care costs continue to rise, my plan puts more power in the people’s hands, getting rid of unnecessary restrictions, expanding access, and trusting Americans to make the decisions that are best for their families with the money they have worked hard to earn,” said Dr...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 22, 2020 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 “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny” (REINS) Act (S. 92), sending the legislation to the Senate floor. Dr. Paul reintroduced the REINS Act on January 10, 2019, and the legislation has 42 cosponsors. “For too long, an ever-growing federal bureaucracy has piled regulations and red tape on the backs of the American people without any approval by Americans’ elected...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 1, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced a bipartisan amendment to S. 4049, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), to end America’s longest war and provide bonuses to those who have deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism, empowering America to redirect the savings from ending nation-building in Afghanistan to the country’s needs at home. The amendment, which a bipartisan majority eventually voted to table, was based on S. J. Res 12, the American Forces Going Home...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Moments ago on the U.S. Senate floor, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) passed legislation by unanimous consent to require the U.S. Treasury to use Social Security data to reclaim COVID stimulus money that was sent to dead people. The legislation also provides a process to stop such payments in the future. Dr. Paul announced his intention to act last week after a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report revealed that "almost 1.1 million [Economic Impact Payments] totaling nearly $1.4 billion...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Citing data from the United States and overseas, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) again called for children to be allowed to return to school during today’s U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing entitled “Update on Progress Toward Safely Getting Back to Work and Back to School.” In his remarks, Dr. Paul discussed the failure of centralizing planning in the hands of a few and instituting one-size-fits-all plans. In response to a question from Dr. Paul about...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25, 2020 Contact: Kelsey Cooper (Paul), 202-224-4343 Matthew Felling (King), (202) 257-7345 Melanie Lawhorn (Crapo), (202) 224-1528 Conn Carroll (Lee), 202-224-5444 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Angus King (I-ME), Mike Crapo (R-ID), and Mike Lee (R-UT) reintroduced the bipartisan Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration (FAIR) Act, S. 4074, to protect property owners’ rights, defend innocent Americans, and restore the Fifth Amendment’s role in civil forfeiture proceedings. “The federal government has made it far too easy for government...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2020 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 U.S. Senate confirmed fellow Kentuckian Judge Justin Walker to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit: “Already, Judge Walker has proven how seriously he takes his oath to the Constitution, and I have been proud to support his nomination throughout this process. I am confident he will continue to serve our nation well,” said Dr. Paul. On May 6, 2020, Dr. Paul introduced Judge Walker to the U.S...Read more
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