FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reintroduced the Defense of Environment and Property Act of 2021 to get government off the backs of farmers and landowners. The legislation restores common sense to federal water policy by redefining “navigable waters,” excluding ephemeral or intermittent streams from federal jurisdiction, and restraining the power the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers hold over American landowners. U.S. Representative David Rouzer (R-NC...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke on the need to decrease foreign spending and put America first. Following his remarks and in continuation of his efforts, Dr. Paul introduced an amendment that would have instituted an across the board cut in foreign assistance (with an exemption for aid to Israel) by 10 percent beginning in FY21 and in each succeeding Fiscal Year. “During my time in the Senate, I have seen our national debt grow to...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 15, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), along with Sens. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), and Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) released a joint statement on Thursday in response to Democrats’ partisan spending package. “Our nation is nearing $30 trillion in debt. There is a day of reckoning if we don’t get our fiscal house in order. We appreciate our colleagues’ efforts to get a bipartisan deal...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced the Travel Mask Mandate Repeal Act of 2021, legislation to prohibit the imposition of mask mandates on public transportation. U.S. Representative Andy Biggs (R-AZ-5) will be introducing companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives later this week. The Senate version of the bill is currently cosponsored by Senators Mike Braun (R-IN), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Roger Marshall (R-KS), and Roger Wicker (R-MS). “The federal government forcing...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 12, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) sent a letter to Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, Director of the National Security Agency, demanding that he investigate the National Security Agency’s (NSA) alleged spying and unmasking of Tucker Carlson, as well as any leaks of his private emails from the NSA to other reporters. “Mr. Carlson is a journalist, who currently hosts the popular news program Tucker Carlson Tonight, and as such he is to be afforded the freedom of the press protections guaranteed by...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 2, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C . – Today, physician and U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced his invitation to Christopher 2X and University of Louisville health surgeons Dr. Keith Miller and Dr. Christopher Jones to come to his office in Washington, D.C. for a briefing and discussion of their Future Healers program. The Future Healers program is designed to encourage youth in the neighborhoods most affected by violence to pursue lives of healing as health care professionals. The visit is set to take place sometime this...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, recognized Rustic Roots on Second of Pikeville, 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: June 25, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), joined a group of bipartisan senators in sending a letter to Michael J. McCord, Chief Financial Officer for the Pentagon, addressing the continued failure of the Department of Defense to attain a clean financial audit as well as establish a set of internal controls intended to track assets and identify wasteful spending. “Our men and women in uniform deserve to know how their funding is being used,” said Dr. Paul. “The DOD is charged with carrying...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), joined a group of bipartisan senators in sending a letter to Michael J. McCord, Chief Financial Officer for the Pentagon, addressing the continued failure of the Department of Defense to attain a clean financial audit as well as establish a set of internal controls intended to track assets and identify wasteful spending. “Our men and women in uniform deserve to know how their funding is being used,” said Dr. Paul. “The DOD is charged with carrying...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 21, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, recognized Batteries Plus Bulbs of Bowling Green, 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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