FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 1, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced a bipartisan amendment to S. 4049, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), to end America’s longest war and provide bonuses to those who have deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism, empowering America to redirect the savings from ending nation-building in Afghanistan to the country’s needs at home. The amendment, which a bipartisan majority eventually voted to table, was based on S. J. Res 12, the American Forces Going Home...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Moments ago on the U.S. Senate floor, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) passed legislation by unanimous consent to require the U.S. Treasury to use Social Security data to reclaim COVID stimulus money that was sent to dead people. The legislation also provides a process to stop such payments in the future. Dr. Paul announced his intention to act last week after a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report revealed that "almost 1.1 million [Economic Impact Payments] totaling nearly $1.4 billion...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Citing data from the United States and overseas, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) again called for children to be allowed to return to school during today’s U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing entitled “Update on Progress Toward Safely Getting Back to Work and Back to School.” In his remarks, Dr. Paul discussed the failure of centralizing planning in the hands of a few and instituting one-size-fits-all plans. In response to a question from Dr. Paul about...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25, 2020 Contact: Kelsey Cooper (Paul), 202-224-4343 Matthew Felling (King), (202) 257-7345 Melanie Lawhorn (Crapo), (202) 224-1528 Conn Carroll (Lee), 202-224-5444 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Angus King (I-ME), Mike Crapo (R-ID), and Mike Lee (R-UT) reintroduced the bipartisan Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration (FAIR) Act, S. 4074, to protect property owners’ rights, defend innocent Americans, and restore the Fifth Amendment’s role in civil forfeiture proceedings. “The federal government has made it far too easy for government...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 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 confirmed fellow Kentuckian Judge Justin Walker to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit: “Already, Judge Walker has proven how seriously he takes his oath to the Constitution, and I have been proud to support his nomination throughout this process. I am confident he will continue to serve our nation well,” said Dr. Paul. On May 6, 2020, Dr. Paul introduced Judge Walker to the U.S...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced S. 3922, the Coronavirus Regulatory Repeal Act, to require Congress to justify restoring regulations that were either modified or waived in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill would keep such regulations modified or waived unless Congress passes a law restoring them. “Even the most ardent supporters of the heavy regulatory burdens imposed by Washington bureaucrats have come to realize that over-regulation hindered our country’s...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced the Justice for Breonna Taylor Act to prohibit no-knock warrants, which allow law enforcement officials to forcibly enter a home without announcing their authority or purpose. The bill is named in memory and honor of Breonna Taylor, a Louisville resident and EMT who was killed during a police raid on her home in March 2020, which was conducted under the authority of a no-knock warrant. “After talking with Breonna Taylor’s family, I’ve come to the...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2020 Contact: Kelsey Cooper (Paul), 202-224-4343 Michael Inacay (Schatz), 202-224-3934 Francesca Amodeo (Van Hollen), 202-897-5876 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) reintroduced the bipartisan Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act (S. 3931) to establish limitations and create greater transparency on the federal transfer of surplus military-grade equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies. This prohibition only applies to offensive equipment and does not prohibit the transfer of...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : June 5, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier this week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reintroduced S. 3904, the Write the Laws Act , S. 3845, the One Subject at a Time Act , and S. 3879, the Read the Bills Act , as well as a “Read the Bills” change to Senate rules and procedure. The rule change would require the Senate, unless it waives the rule by a three-fifths majority vote after three hours of debate for the American people to see, to wait one legislative day for every 20 pages in a proposed bill before it could hold a vote...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : May 14, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a speech on the U.S. Senate floor this morning, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke out in defense of Americans’ constitutional rights and condemned warrantless government surveillance as the Senate prepared to vote on H.R. 6172, the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020, which would reauthorize certain expired Patriot Act powers. “To those of us that prize the rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights, the Patriot Act is a violation of our most precious rights. The Patriot Act, in the end...Read more
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