FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) applauded President Donald Trump for taking steps to end implicit American subsidization of foreign merchants and help reduce costs for both the United States Postal Service (USPS) and private shippers, with the administration announcing its intent to withdraw from the Universal Postal Union (UPU). “I am glad that President Trump listened to our concerns on the UPU and is taking swift action to end this unfair advantage for foreign companies that comes...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who chairs the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), urging the Committee “to review the proposed acquisition of CA Technologies by Broadcom,” citing the need to ensure America’s national security is protected. Dr. Paul has also sent copies of the letter to President Trump and the other Committee members. “CA Technologies provides support services to American critical...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced legislation to cut off U.S. military aid and assistance to Saudi Arabia until U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo determines that missing American resident and Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi is alive and free. “Time and again, clear evidence has proven that sending American taxpayer support to Saudi Arabia is not in our national security interest and instead helps further destabilize the Middle East. My bill gives Congress another...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 10, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – During today’s U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on “Threats to the Homeland,” U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) questioned Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray on whether the FBI is exploiting access to foreign intelligence surveillance databases for purposes of gathering information on American citizens without a warrant, including journalists, members of Congress, and even President Trump himself. Unfortunately, Director Wray...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 10, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul applauded the U.S. Senate for passing S. 3021, the America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2018, which included all three of his Kentucky priorities for this bill. The legislation passed the Senate by a 99-1 vote. Senator Paul released the following statement: “Fighting for Kentucky’s priorities in Congress is one of my most important duties, and one I take very seriously. It’s why I am incredibly proud to be one of the very few senators to have secured...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 9, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul applauded the U.S. Senate for invoking cloture on S. 3021, the America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2018, which included all three of his Kentucky priorities for this bill. In a recent video update to Kentuckians, Senator Paul said the following: “Fighting for Kentucky’s priorities in Congress is one of my most important duties, and one I take very seriously. It’s why I am incredibly proud to be one of the very few senators to have secured all of my...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 5, 2018 Contact: Sergio_Gor@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement in support of Judge Brett Kavanaugh: “Having looked at the totality of Brett Kavanaugh’s life and career, I am persuaded to vote for him today. “The preponderance of evidence from hundreds of people who knew him and worked with him indicates he is a good man with a good reputation for integrity and character. “Judge Kavanaugh is qualified, he has been vetted, and he should be confirmed.” ###Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 4, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), chairman of the Children and Families Subcommittee for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, held a hearing entitled, “Rare Diseases: Expediting Treatment for Patients.” Dr. Paul’s subcommittee heard from patient advocates, clinicians, and industry professionals as it examined what Congress can do to improve a slow-moving regulatory process that leaves the needs of many patients with rare genetic diseases unmet, as well...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 3, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) applauded final Senate passage of H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, legislation to combat the opioid crisis that contains provisions Dr. Paul has championed to allow more Americans struggling with addiction to find treatment. “The opioid epidemic has devastated individuals and families throughout Kentucky and all across America, which is why I’ve led the fight to expand access to treatment by removing artificial roadblocks so more...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 5, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – During today’s U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on “Assessing the Value of the NATO Alliance,” U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) questioned whether expanding NATO to include countries such as Montenegro benefits America’s national security or instead increases our risks. “I think there has to be some discussion,” Dr. Paul said at the hearing before asking, “Do we want everybody in NATO? Is there no limitations to who we’ll put in NATO? Does it dilute the value of NATO? Is it...Read more
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