FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 13, 2018 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) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted 56-41 to pass S.J. Res. 54. For the first time since the Vietnam War, the Senate voted to prevent a president from involving the U.S. in war. “Today, in an historic vote, the Senate sent a clear message to Saudi Arabia that we will not turn a blind eye to their abuse of human rights, killing of dissidents and innocent Yemenis, and fueling of a...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : December 11, 2018 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 Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced a proposal to overturn a bureaucratic power grab by the Obama administration and redefine the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) in a manner mirroring legislation Dr. Paul previously introduced to help protect Kentucky farmers and coal miners: “The current, overly burdensome ‘Waters of the United States’ rule from the Obama...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 11, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell announced the Senate would take up the bipartisan First Step Act: “Having led the fight on criminal justice reform for the past six years, I applaud Senator McConnell for scheduling this very important vote. This is bipartisan, has the support of President Donald J. Trump, and, simply put, makes common sense. I have worked in a bipartisan fashion and introduced six different pieces of...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 4, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 BOWLING GREEN, KY – 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. Throughout discussions regarding TVA’s entire generating fleet being placed under review, no mention of a potential retirement of Paradise Unit 3 was made. Recently, however, TVA issued a draft Environmental...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 29, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – For over six years, U.S. Senator Rand Paul has led the charge to legalize industrial hemp in Kentucky and across the country. Today it was announced that a deal in principle had been reached for the 2018 Farm Bill, which includes a provision to legalize hemp. Sen. Paul released the below statement celebrating the most recent victory in his fight for Kentucky’s hemp industry: “From being the lead Republican cosponsor of a bipartisan bill to legalize industrial hemp in 2012 - the very first...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 28, 2018 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) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted 63-37 to discharge S.J. Res. 54, which would end U.S. support for the war in Yemen, from the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and bring it to the Senate floor for debate: “I applaud the Senate for taking action today to ensure a long-overdue debate on the Senate floor over ending the United States’ unauthorized support for the devastating...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 15, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) appeared on “CNN Right Now” with Brianna Keilar to discuss his support for granting asylum to Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi, who was charged with blasphemy after a disagreement with neighbors, ultimately resulting in her imprisonment, conviction, and subsequent sentencing to death row. While the Pakistani Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi in October 2018, pushback has left her fate uncertain, and she remains in Pakistan. Earlier this week, Senator Paul...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 15, 2018 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) condemned the war and growing humanitarian crisis in Yemen on the Senate floor, where he urged support for S.J. Res. 65, his resolution of disapproval to block the sale of offensive weapons and support to Bahrain, a member of the Saudi-led coalition waging the devastating war in Yemen. The war has led to the death of thousands of innocent civilians and left millions of Yemenis on the edge of famine. “I’m...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : November 14, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced he has secured a vote to proceed to S.J. Res. 65, his resolution of disapproval to block the sale of offensive weapons and support to Bahrain, a member of the Saudi-led coalition waging a devastating war in Yemen that has killed thousands of innocent civilians and left millions of Yemenis on the edge of famine. The Senate is expected to vote early Thursday afternoon. "This vote is about more than yet another arms sale. The Senate has a chance...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : November 14, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) will introduce the Pregnant Women in Custody Act of 2018 to help guarantee the health and safety of women who are pregnant and give birth while in federal custody, as well as to encourage states to pursue reforms that would ensure adequate protections for such inmates. The bill would prohibit the use of restraints and restrictive housing on pregnant federal inmates and incentivize states to adopt similar practices by...Read more
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