FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : February 14, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the past several months, U.S. Senator Rand Paul and his staff have actively engaged in discussions with Kentuckians, officials in Muhlenberg County, and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) regarding the status of Unit 3, the last coal-fired unit at the Paradise Fossil Plant. Earlier this week, he released a video to TVA’s Board of Directors, urging them to keep the plant open. You can watch it HERE . Today, TVA’s Board of Directors decided to shutter the plant, putting over 130...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : February 14, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the government funding compromise and President Donald Trump’s intention to declare a national emergency on immigration: “I’m disappointed with both the massive, bloated, secretive bill that just passed and with the president’s intention to declare an emergency to build a wall. “I, too, want stronger border security, including a wall in some areas. But how we do things matters. Over 1,000 pages dropped in the...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : February 12, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after voting against cloture on the nomination of William Barr to become the next U.S. Attorney General: “I am unable to support Bill Barr’s nomination to be the next Attorney General. While I support President Trump and have supported most of his nominees, I have too many concerns about the record and views of this nominee. Bill Barr was a leading proponent of warrantless surveillance, and his overall record on the...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : February 8, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reintroduced his Defense of Environment and Property Act to restore common sense to federal water policy by redefining “navigable waters,” excluding ephemeral or intermittent streams from federal jurisdiction, and restraining the power the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers hold over American landowners. “While some would have us believe we can only protect the environment by giving the federal government more...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : February 7, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday afternoon, U.S. Senator Rand Paul introduced two Kentucky-specific amendments to the Natural Resources Management Act (S.47), a bill that covers issues affecting federal lands. After hearing from Kentuckians, who brought up specific concerns about access to waterways and land sales in the areas near Daniel Boone National Forest, he introduced two amendments to address their concerns. “The federal government has no business standing in the way of Kentuckians accessing their own...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : February 4, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) urged support for President Donald Trump’s efforts to declare victory and bring more American troops home. He also spoke out against the bipartisan consensus for endless war. “I’m tired of America always doing everybody else’s fighting. I’m tired of America always paying for everybody else’s war,” Dr. Paul stated in his speech . “So I would like to ask unanimous consent that we get rid of the resolution condemning the president, and...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : January 24, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier this month, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reintroduced his Federal Reserve Transparency Act (S. 148), widely known as the “Audit the Fed” bill, to prevent the Federal Reserve from concealing vital information on its operations from Congress. Seven cosponsors joined Senator Paul on the legislation. “Audit the Fed is a grassroots-driven movement that has rattled the establishment and proven time and again the difference concerned Americans can make against the odds. It’s time for...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 18, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) issued the below statement honoring the annual March for Life and discussing the Life at Conception Act and his legislation prohibiting federal funds from going to Planned Parenthood, both of which he reintroduced on Wednesday: “Each year, the March for Life calls on the powerful to protect life at its most helpless. What we say about the value of human life fundamentally impacts who and what we will be as a nation. In recognition of this, I have...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : January 16, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) issued the following statement after meeting with President Donald J. Trump regarding the United States’ involvement in Syria and Afghanistan: “I have never been prouder of President Donald Trump. In today’s meeting, he stood up for a strong America and steadfastly opposed foreign wars. Putting America First means declaring victory in Afghanistan and Syria. President Trump is delivering on his promises!” ###Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 16, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reintroduced the Government Shutdown Prevention Act to incentivize Congress to properly consider and debate spending legislation. U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) joined Dr. Paul in introducing the bill. Instead of government shutting down operations over stalled funding in the future, Dr. Paul’s plan would keep government open but institute a one-percent cut to then-current funding levels for any agency, program, and activity that...Read more
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