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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : June 26, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) continued his fight to protect the privacy of innocent Americans as the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee marked up tax treaties with Spain, the Swiss Confederation, Japan, and Luxembourg. During the meeting, Dr. Paul offered a reservation to each treaty to ensure the United States can only request, accept, or share a taxpayer’s deposit account information if there is a reasonable basis to believe that person may not have complied with tax laws...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : June 20, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier today, U.S. Senator and Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke on the U.S. Senate floor to once again call for the Senate to take a stand against selling American weapons to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a nation known for its violations of human rights, fueling of a humanitarian crisis, and support for radicalism. “These weapons are owned by the taxpayer, and we should not sell them to people who are not our friends,” Dr. Paul stated on the floor. You can...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : June 18, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced the Paperwork Reduction for Farmers and H-2A Modernization Act (S. 1887), a bill providing much needed regulatory relief to Kentucky’s agriculture community by reducing red tape and streamlining temporary agriculture worker visa programs. By allowing certain categories of temporary workers currently under the capped H-2B program, such as those in the equine and livestock industries, to apply through the uncapped H-2A program, this legislation...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : June 13, 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) put the U.S. Senate on record on selling U.S. weapons and associated training and support to Bahrain and Qatar through votes on two of his joint resolutions of disapproval to block the sales. The Senate first voted on discharging Dr. Paul’s S.J. Res. 20, which would stop an estimated $750 million sale to Bahrain that includes air-to-ground missiles and guided bombs, from the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : June 12, 2019 Contact: Matt Hawes (Paul) - 202-224-4343 Keith Chu (Wyden) - 202-224-3789 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Reforming Emergency Powers to Uphold the Balances and Limitations Inherent in the Constitution (REPUBLIC) Act, which will preserve the president’s ability to act immediately in cases of national emergencies but also uphold Congress’ constitutional responsibility to check the executive branch. Current law provides the presidency with unilateral power to determine when and how it will...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : June 3, 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, put the U.S. Senate on the record on ending Washington’s runaway spending through a procedural vote on his Pennies Plan five-year balanced budget. Twenty-one other senators joined Senator Paul in voting for fiscal responsibility, while 69 senators voted to continue the big-spending status quo. “I rise today to let the American people know that there are some of us left...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : June 3, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Around 5:30 pm eastern today, the U.S. Senate will hold a vote on invoking cloture on the motion to proceed to U.S. Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) Pennies Plan balanced budget (S. 1332), which will put the Senate on record on reining in spending, ending skyrocketing deficits, and making better use of taxpayer resources. “We teach our children that money doesn’t grow on trees, and then they grow up watching politicians pretend otherwise. Meanwhile, our debt soars past $22 trillion, endangers our...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : May 21, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, 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 to review the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) 2019 Annual Duplication Report, which the GAO released today. “This is GAO’s ninth duplication report, each shedding light on some truly troubling examples of waste,” Dr. Paul remarked in his opening statement, noting that “[t...Read more
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