FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, recognized Bluegrass Family Wellness, PLLC of Crestwood, Kentucky, as the U.S. Senate Small Business of the Week. Dr. Paul entered the following into the Congressional Record: Mr. PAUL. Mr. President, as Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, each week I will recognize an outstanding Kentucky small business that exemplifies the...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) wrote to Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), encouraging him to respond to a commentary piece in the Wall Street Journal titled, The Science Suggests a Wuhan Lab Leak. The commentary piece was written by Steven Quay, MD, PhD and Richard Muller. “Finding the true origins of Covid-19 are of the utmost importance,” wrote the senators. “Over 3.7 million...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 26, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C . – Today, at a U.S. Senate Small Business Committee hearing, Ranking Member U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) continued his efforts to stop taxpayer dollars from funding abortions. During the hearing, Dr. Paul questioned Small Businesses Administrator Isabel Guzman over the Small Business Administration’s continued funding of abortions using taxpayer dollars through the PPP loan program. “During today’s Small Business Committee hearing I questioned SBA Administrator Guzman on the Biden...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 25, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C . – Today, the U.S. Senate passed U.S. Senator Rand Paul’s amendment that would permanently ban all funding of gain-of-function research in China. This is following much back-and-forth with Dr. Fauci, and continually defending against the use of American taxpayer dollars in funding gain-of-function research, which aims to enhance the infectiousness or severity of a virus. The amendment is co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Dr. Roger Marshall (R-...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following a recent exchange on the possible origins of the Coronavirus at a Health, Education, Labor, and Pension (HELP) Committee hearing with Dr. Fauci, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced an amendment that would ban the funding of gain-of-function research in China. “We don’t know whether the pandemic started in a lab in Wuhan or evolved naturally,” Dr. Paul said. “ While Washington bureaucrats deny funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, experts believe otherwise. My amendment...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) cosponsored S.Res. 226, a resolution condemning the attacks against Israel by Hamas terrorists, and reaffirming the United States’ commitment to our ally Israel. “Every sovereign nation should be allowed to defend themselves. We know that Hamas is firing rockets into Israel, generally at civilians, and Israel should be able to defend its citizens,” said Dr. Paul. “Having visited Israel, I know they do live in fear, fear of daily attacks, and the decision...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reintroduced the Verified Innovative Testing in American Laboratories (VITAL) Act to help make tests quickly and widely available in health emergencies by removing unnecessary government barriers that have drastically slowed the response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Paul’s plan would help ensure labs could develop and use tests within days, providing a better opportunity to isolate, contain, and understand viruses. This legislation is supported by...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the Temporary Family Visitation Act that would establish a new B-3 nonimmigrant category allowing U.S. citizens and permanent residents to petition for their family members for temporary visits. The bill was also introduced in the House by U.S. Representatives Scott Peters (D-CA-52), María Elvira Salazar (R-FL-27), Stephanie Bice (R-OK-05), and Jim Himes (D-CT-04). Under the current system, family members of U.S...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), ranking member of the Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight (ETSO) subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), reintroduced the Legislative Performance Review Act (LPRA) to encourage Congress to regularly review federal programs and look for ways to improve them or otherwise consolidate or eliminate duplicative or wasteful efforts. Similar legislation was previously passed in a bipartisan manner by...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 11, 2021 Contact : Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business Committee, along with the Committee’s Republican members led a follow-up letter to their April 15 letter to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) regarding the unlawful participation of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). On April 15, 2021, Dr. Paul and SBC Republican members sent a letter detailing how two PPFA affiliates were approved for...Read more
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