FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, held a roundtable discussion with small business leaders from Kentucky at the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business to discuss how they were impacted by COVID restrictions. “This panel is acutely aware of the devastating impact that the COVID-19 lockdowns have had on small businesses and families,” Dr. Paul said. “While larger businesses deemed essential were...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 16, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, recognized Hunter’s Bar-B-Q of Albany, 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 American...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 16, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), ranking member of the Senate Small Business Committee, along with the Committee’s Republican members sent letters to Attorney General Merrick Garland , U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Inspector General Mike Ware and SBA Administrator Isabel Guzman requesting their immediate attention and investigation into the unlawful participation of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). In May of 2020,...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C . – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reintroduced the American Forces Going Home After Noble (AFGHAN) Service Act to end America’s longest war and provide bonuses to those who have deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism. This legislation also empowers America to redirect the savings from ending nation-building in Afghanistan to the country’s needs at home. The United States has been at war in Afghanistan since October 2001, where it has cost $2 trillion. We completed our mission...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reintroduced companion legislation in the U.S. Senate to U.S. Representative Chip Roy’s (R-TX-21) Coronavirus Regulatory Repeal Act. This legislation would 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. U.S. Representative Chip Roy introduced the U.S. House version of the bill...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 30, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) continued his efforts to address Kentucky hemp farmers’ concerns with federal overreach and bring clarity, transparency, and certainty to regulation by reintroducing the Hemp Economic Mobilization Plan (HEMP) Act of 2021. This legislation creates transparency and certainty by defining a margin of error in hemp testing and provides real solutions to help Kentucky hemp farmers and processors. The HEMP Act amends the definition of “hemp” from 0.3 percent...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reintroduced the Endangered Species Management Self-Determination Act. This legislation provides state governors with the power to regulate intrastate endangered species and intrastate threatened species. "This bill comes as a response to hearing from numerous Kentucky farmers about the detrimental impact black vultures, which are listed as endangered, have had on livestock across the state. My bill will better protect endangered species by allowing a...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 17, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) passed the Duplication Reduction and Scoring Act, introduced by U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), ranking member of the Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight (ETSO) subcommittee. This legislation seeks to identify potential duplication in government before it happens, so that members of Congress can be more aware of potential new areas of waste. U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), chair of the ETSO subcommittee...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and five cosigners sent a letter to President Biden raising concerns about the sudden firing of Sharon Fast Gustafson, General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), after she rejected an ultimatum to step down. Dr. Paul is joined on the letter by Senators Mike Braun (R-IN), James Lankford (R-OK), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Rick Scott (R-FL) and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL). In Gustafson’s letter, when refusing to resign, she questioned if...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 10, 2021 Contact : Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reintroduced the Support Children Having Open Opportunities for Learning (SCHOOL) Act to provide parents and students with much-needed flexibility and options regarding K-12 education. U.S. Representative Chip Roy (R-TX-21) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. “I’ve led the effort to reopen our schools from the very beginning, and as we continue our push, it’s imperative that we empower parents to make the decision that’...Read more
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