FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 BOWLING GREEN, KY – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul issued the following statement after announcing his nominations to the U.S. service academies, consisting of 35 individuals from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky: “A very rewarding aspect of being a United States Senator is the opportunity to nominate young men and women from across the state to attend our nation’s prestigious service academies. I commend each of these students for their dedication and desire to serve in the United States military, and I...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 13, 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 YouTube removed the video of his floor speech from last week from public view: “It is a chilling and disturbing day in America when giant web companies such as YouTube decide to censor speech. Now, even protected speech, such as that of a senator on the Senate floor, can be blocked from getting to the American people. This is dangerous and politically biased. Nowhere in my speech did I accuse anyone of being a...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2020 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), held a hearing on “The Afghanistan Papers,” a series of investigative reports published by The Washington Post in December 2019 that tell the story of the U.S. war in Afghanistan through the unsparingly critical assessments of those who were fighting it. The story reveals how those assessments bore...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 5, 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 voted to acquit President Donald Trump of the U.S. House’s charges: “Since President Trump’s election, some members of the Democrat Party have been determined to impeach him. First, it was so-called ‘Russian collusion,’ and when the Mueller Report didn’t satisfy their desires, Democrats cooked up two articles of impeachment to accomplish their goal and even attempt to prevent future ballot access...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement in response to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) shutting down Unit 3, the last coal-fired unit at the Paradise Fossil Plant, this weekend. “I am deeply disappointed with TVA’s decision to close Paradise Unit 3 and prolong the War on Coal, especially after Kentuckians in the affected community, elected officials like myself, local leaders, and even the president all spoke up in opposition to its retirement. Though...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 24, 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. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a final rule on Thursday to redefine “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS): “For years, I’ve fought to stop government overreach of regulating every puddle and ditch in America, and just like my Defense of Environment and Property Act, this rule implements reforms to get the government off the backs of our farmers and everyone else who owns land,” said Dr...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 24, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released a special video standing with the 2020 March for Life: “Today, thousands of Americans are gathering in the most powerful city in the world to defend the weak and the most helpless. Our nation cannot expect to fully protect and maintain our other rights if we do not respect the fundamental right to life, and I’m grateful for the tireless commitment of those marching to stand up for the unborn,” said Dr. Paul . You can watch his entire video HERE...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 7, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) cosponsored U.S. Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-MO) resolution, introduced yesterday, to update the U.S. Senate’s rules on handling impeachment. Should the U.S. House of Representatives fail to send the Senate articles of impeachment within 25 calendar days of adopting them, the resolution would regard such articles as “exhibited before the Senate” and would empower any senator to introduce a motion to dismiss the articles “with prejudice for failure by the...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : December 19, 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 his 2019 Festivus edition of The Waste Report . Dr. Paul’s fifth edition of the Festivus Waste Report collects his 2019 Spring, Summer, and Fall Waste Reports as he continues working to alert the American people to how the government uses their hard-earned money. Highlights include:...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : December 18, 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 the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump: “Over the past several weeks, we have seen sham hearings, selected witnesses, and Democrats who have contorted the facts to fit a fictional narrative. It is shameful that from the first day of this duly elected presidency, these Democrats have been determined to impeach him. This has been unnecessary, distracting, and counterproductive...Read more
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