FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 10, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – On CBS This Morning earlier today, U.S. Senator and Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Rand Paul (R-KY) discussed his support for President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria. “I’ve got three nephews who serve in the military. I don’t want them to be sitting ducks, with 50 or 100 of them being killed by a suicide bomber, and then all of a sudden we’re drug into a greater war. Who are we going to fight? We’re going to fight Turkey, our NATO ally? We’re going...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 7, 2019 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) appeared on Fox News’ Your World with Neil Cavuto to discuss his support for President Trump’s decision to take U.S. troops out of northern Syria. After hearing a list of some of those opposing the move, Senator Paul stated , “Well, it sounded like you just listed the neocon war caucus of the Senate, so, yeah, they always want to stay at war. They always think it’s the best answer.” You can find the interview...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 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), again forced the U.S. Senate to confront its fiscal recklessness by securing a vote on his amendment to the Continuing Resolution to cut the bill’s discretionary spending levels by 2 percent, which would still make available over $1.2 trillion in base discretionary spending. In a speech on the...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : September 25, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced the National Patient Identifier Repeal Act to overturn a dangerous provision of existing law requiring the creation of a “unique health identifier,” also known as a National Patient ID. “As a physician, I know firsthand how the doctor-patient relationship relies on trust and privacy, which will be thrown into jeopardy by a National Patient ID. Considering how unfortunately familiar our world has become with devastating security breaches...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : August 29, 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 reform the big-spending status quo with the release of a Summer 2019 edition of The Waste Report . Once again, Dr. Paul’s Waste Report turns the spotlight on just some of the ways the federal government spends the American people’s hard-earned money, with this edition...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : July 25, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, as the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee considered the Protocol on the accession of North Macedonia to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) during a business meeting, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) offered an amendment to make the United States’ financial contributions to NATO proportional to the number of members in the alliance. “Once again, members of the Senate have shown to be detached from their constituents. Americans believe in all nations paying their fair share...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : July 25, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a business meeting on Wednesday, the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed S. 2183, legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), chairman of the Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management (FSO) Subcommittee, to help prevent the creation of further duplication, waste, and overlap in federal programs, offices, and initiatives. U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), ranking member of the FSO Subcommittee, and U.S. Senator James Lankford (...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : July 16, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reintroduced legislation to further reduce red tape and burdensome regulations on energy producers by ensuring that power plants are no longer subject to onerous and expensive regulatory processes that discourage efficiencies and improvements. The two bills, S. 2104 and S. 2105, were previously introduced last Congress. “Protecting Kentucky's coal jobs and ensuring that unnecessary regulations aren't standing in the way of the industry's ability to...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : June 28, 2019 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 failed to pass, by a vote of 50-40, the bipartisan amendment to the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act he cosponsored to block funds authorized under the Act from being used to conduct hostilities against Iran without congressional approval: “The Constitution is clear: only Congress can declare war. For too long, Congress has largely ceded the most important of its responsibilities to...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : June 26, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) once again took a stand for common-sense budgeting and respecting American taxpayers’ resources by putting the U.S. Senate on the record on his amendment to offset $4.5 billion in border funding with cuts to wasteful spending. “While there is a humanitarian crisis at the border, we also have in our country a debt crisis,” Dr. Paul stated in a speech on the Senate floor this afternoon, later adding, “We should not borrow the money, pull out the credit card...Read more
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