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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : December 18, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – While many in the media have downplayed the instances of bias already present in Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on the FBI’s “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation into President Donald Trump’s campaign, today, in questioning from U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) Committee hearing, Inspector General Horowitz admitted there was more than is being reported. Inspector General Horowitz admitted...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 3, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced S. 2962, the Higher Education Loan Payment and Enhanced Retirement (HELPER) Act, a pro-taxpayer plan to help Americans more quickly and easily pay off their student loan debt and save more money for retirement. “Instead of empowering the federal government to increase its involvement in education, which will only raise costs even higher and further lower the value of our dollars to cover them, we can empower the American people to reduce...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 26, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul reintroduced the Harbor Equity Act (S. 2923), which modifies the existing criteria used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge smaller harbors. Currently, the Corps prioritizes dredging solely for larger harbors that see 1 million or more tons in traffic per year – often forcing small community harbors to fund their own dredging or be forced to shut down operations. This legislation drops the minimum tonnage requirements to 500,000 tons,...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 25, 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), continued his efforts to stop runaway spending and reduce a skyrocketing debt by releasing a special Fall 2019 edition of The Waste Report . Once again, The Waste Report takes a closer look at just some of what the federal government is doing with the American people’s hard-earned money, this time...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 8, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul introduced his Penny Plan to Enhance Infrastructure Act (S.2792), which will help prioritize funding for Kentucky’s critical infrastructure projects by cutting just one percent from the federal government’s non-infrastructure discretionary spending and directing that money to infrastructure. Dr. Paul’s bill would provide $12.3 billion for 2020 for new infrastructure spending, and it doesn’t touch Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security. “Kentuckians shouldn’t...Read more
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