FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : March 12, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement as the U.S. Senate adjourned for the weekend, guaranteeing certain Patriot Act provisions will expire on March 15: “As President Trump has repeatedly stated, we should not reauthorize these expiring surveillance powers without real reform. After all we have learned about how government has abused its authority, including spying on President Trump’s 2016 campaign, neither a clean extension nor the window dressing offered by...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : March 11, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul announced that he has officially entered a report authored by Louisville nonprofit Game Changers, entitled “Violence: Impact on Children Learning,” into the Congressional Record. The report, which looks at how violence has affected families and communities in Louisville and tells the stories of those whose lives have been cut far too short, as well as some of the many who are working hard to build a better future, was entered into the Congressional Record in two...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : March 10, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, signed on in support of S. 3372, the Health Care Workforce Protection Act of 2020. The bipartisan legislation extends current limited liability protections to help guarantee the availability of respirators as government, businesses, and local communities respond to the coronavirus. “The Health Care Workforce Protection Act makes a small but common-sense and critical change...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : March 5, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate will vote on an amendment offered by U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to the nearly $8 billion coronavirus supplemental that would pay for the legislation. The Senate is expected to vote on Dr. Paul’s amendment around noon eastern today. “I support our government’s efforts to fight the coronavirus. We also owe it to the American people to do it in a way that avoids piling billions more in debt on their backs. My amendment responsibly uses taxpayer resources by reducing...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 BOWLING GREEN, KY – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul issued the following statement after announcing his nominations to the U.S. service academies, consisting of 35 individuals from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky: “A very rewarding aspect of being a United States Senator is the opportunity to nominate young men and women from across the state to attend our nation’s prestigious service academies. I commend each of these students for their dedication and desire to serve in the United States military, and I...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 13, 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 YouTube removed the video of his floor speech from last week from public view: “It is a chilling and disturbing day in America when giant web companies such as YouTube decide to censor speech. Now, even protected speech, such as that of a senator on the Senate floor, can be blocked from getting to the American people. This is dangerous and politically biased. Nowhere in my speech did I accuse anyone of being a...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2020 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), held a hearing on “The Afghanistan Papers,” a series of investigative reports published by The Washington Post in December 2019 that tell the story of the U.S. war in Afghanistan through the unsparingly critical assessments of those who were fighting it. The story reveals how those assessments bore...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 5, 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. Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump of the U.S. House’s charges: “Since President Trump’s election, some members of the Democrat Party have been determined to impeach him. First, it was so-called ‘Russian collusion,’ and when the Mueller Report didn’t satisfy their desires, Democrats cooked up two articles of impeachment to accomplish their goal and even attempt to prevent future ballot access...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement in response to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) shutting down Unit 3, the last coal-fired unit at the Paradise Fossil Plant, this weekend. “I am deeply disappointed with TVA’s decision to close Paradise Unit 3 and prolong the War on Coal, especially after Kentuckians in the affected community, elected officials like myself, local leaders, and even the president all spoke up in opposition to its retirement. Though...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 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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