FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 4, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 BOWLING GREEN, KY – For the past several months, U.S. Senator Rand Paul and his staff have actively engaged in discussions with Kentuckians, officials in Muhlenberg County, and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) regarding the status of Unit 3, the last coal-fired unit at the Paradise Fossil Plant. Throughout discussions regarding TVA’s entire generating fleet being placed under review, no mention of a potential retirement of Paradise Unit 3 was made. Recently, however, TVA issued a draft Environmental...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 29, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – For over six years, U.S. Senator Rand Paul has led the charge to legalize industrial hemp in Kentucky and across the country. Today it was announced that a deal in principle had been reached for the 2018 Farm Bill, which includes a provision to legalize hemp. Sen. Paul released the below statement celebrating the most recent victory in his fight for Kentucky’s hemp industry: “From being the lead Republican cosponsor of a bipartisan bill to legalize industrial hemp in 2012 - the very first...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 28, 2018 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) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted 63-37 to discharge S.J. Res. 54, which would end U.S. support for the war in Yemen, from the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and bring it to the Senate floor for debate: “I applaud the Senate for taking action today to ensure a long-overdue debate on the Senate floor over ending the United States’ unauthorized support for the devastating...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 15, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) appeared on “CNN Right Now” with Brianna Keilar to discuss his support for granting asylum to Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi, who was charged with blasphemy after a disagreement with neighbors, ultimately resulting in her imprisonment, conviction, and subsequent sentencing to death row. While the Pakistani Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi in October 2018, pushback has left her fate uncertain, and she remains in Pakistan. Earlier this week, Senator Paul...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 15, 2018 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) condemned the war and growing humanitarian crisis in Yemen on the Senate floor, where he urged support for S.J. Res. 65, his resolution of disapproval to block the sale of offensive weapons and support to Bahrain, a member of the Saudi-led coalition waging the devastating war in Yemen. The war has led to the death of thousands of innocent civilians and left millions of Yemenis on the edge of famine. “I’m...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : November 14, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced he has secured a vote to proceed to S.J. Res. 65, his resolution of disapproval to block the sale of offensive weapons and support to Bahrain, a member of the Saudi-led coalition waging a devastating war in Yemen that has killed thousands of innocent civilians and left millions of Yemenis on the edge of famine. The Senate is expected to vote early Thursday afternoon. "This vote is about more than yet another arms sale. The Senate has a chance...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : November 14, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) will introduce the Pregnant Women in Custody Act of 2018 to help guarantee the health and safety of women who are pregnant and give birth while in federal custody, as well as to encourage states to pursue reforms that would ensure adequate protections for such inmates. The bill would prohibit the use of restraints and restrictive housing on pregnant federal inmates and incentivize states to adopt similar practices by...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 23, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, 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), sat down with Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Kristine Frazao to discuss the U.S. State Department spending up to $1 million of American taxpayer money on helping support and develop the legislative process in Libya. “It sort of boggles the mind to think that our government is going to spend money in...Read more
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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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