FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : June 13, 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) put the U.S. Senate on record on selling U.S. weapons and associated training and support to Bahrain and Qatar through votes on two of his joint resolutions of disapproval to block the sales. The Senate first voted on discharging Dr. Paul’s S.J. Res. 20, which would stop an estimated $750 million sale to Bahrain that includes air-to-ground missiles and guided bombs, from the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : June 12, 2019 Contact: Matt Hawes (Paul) - 202-224-4343 Keith Chu (Wyden) - 202-224-3789 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Reforming Emergency Powers to Uphold the Balances and Limitations Inherent in the Constitution (REPUBLIC) Act, which will preserve the president’s ability to act immediately in cases of national emergencies but also uphold Congress’ constitutional responsibility to check the executive branch. Current law provides the presidency with unilateral power to determine when and how it will...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : June 3, 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, put the U.S. Senate on the record on ending Washington’s runaway spending through a procedural vote on his Pennies Plan five-year balanced budget. Twenty-one other senators joined Senator Paul in voting for fiscal responsibility, while 69 senators voted to continue the big-spending status quo. “I rise today to let the American people know that there are some of us left...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : June 3, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Around 5:30 pm eastern today, the U.S. Senate will hold a vote on invoking cloture on the motion to proceed to U.S. Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) Pennies Plan balanced budget (S. 1332), which will put the Senate on record on reining in spending, ending skyrocketing deficits, and making better use of taxpayer resources. “We teach our children that money doesn’t grow on trees, and then they grow up watching politicians pretend otherwise. Meanwhile, our debt soars past $22 trillion, endangers our...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : May 21, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, 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 to review the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) 2019 Annual Duplication Report, which the GAO released today. “This is GAO’s ninth duplication report, each shedding light on some truly troubling examples of waste,” Dr. Paul remarked in his opening statement, noting that “[t...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : May 15, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced S. Res. 204 to remove the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) from U.S. Senate consideration and return it to President Donald Trump. Last month, President Trump announced his decision to revoke the U.S.’ 2013 signature on the treaty. Shortly after his announcement, President Trump sent a message to the Senate requesting it return the ATT, which the Obama administration had submitted to it in the closing weeks of the 114th Congress in 2016...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : May 8, 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 arrival of Pakistani Christian Aasiya Noreen, internationally known as Asia Bibi, in Canada months after her acquittal on blasphemy charges in Pakistan: “I am thrilled that Asia Bibi has finally been released from Pakistan and is now safe in Canada. For eight long years, this Christian woman was on death row on blasphemy charges. I stood for her freedom every step of the way, and today we are thankful for her...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : May 2, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of his efforts to resolve concerns raised by Kentuckians in McCreary County, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), chairman of the U.S. Senate Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management (FSO) Subcommittee, brought local leaders and business owners, federal officials, and other community representatives together last Thursday for a special FSO field hearing at Stearns Heritage Hall in Stearns, Kentucky. Currently, the federal government owns over 600 million acres of U.S. land and...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : April 15, 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), released a special Spring 2019 edition of The Waste Report entitled “Waste in Full Bloom.” With the nation reaching another Tax Day, and the debt having crossed $22 trillion this year, Dr. Paul’s Waste Report once again shines a spotlight on just some of what Washington does with Americans’ hard-...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : April 3, 2019 Contact: Sergio Gor (Paul), 202-224-4343 Heather Purcell (Khanna), 202-225-2631 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and U.S. Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA) announced they are sending a bipartisan, bicameral letter to President Donald Trump in support of his decision to bring U.S. troops home from Syria and urging the completion of the withdrawal process “within the next six months,” demonstrating that the cause crosses a wide range of ideological and political boundaries to unite lawmakers. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and U.S...Read more
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