FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : August 30, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul joined FreedomWorks, Justice Action Network, and White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner to release the results of a new poll showing Kentucky voters’ strong support for criminal justice reforms, including those in the FIRST STEP Act. In his remarks, Senator Paul highlighted the extremely positive poll results, and called for a bipartisan push for prison reform and justice reform: "As a leading voice for justice reform, I'm pleased by the results of this poll...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 23, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon, after speaking on the Senate floor to expose Republicans for blocking his efforts to protect life so they could instead greatly expand the welfare-warfare state, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) secured a vote on his amendment to stop taxpayer dollars from going to Planned Parenthood and other entities that perform abortions. Though the Senate chose to continue the status quo in a 45-48 vote, Dr. Paul’s stand forced the Senate on the record on what government is doing with the...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 23, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the U.S. Senate continues to consider the minibus appropriations package for Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) will speak on the Senate floor regarding Senate Republican leadership blocking his amendment that would stop taxpayer dollars from going to Planned Parenthood and other entities that perform abortions, and he will call on leadership to allow a vote. Dr. Paul’s amendment would not prevent health care providers that do not...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 17, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced an amendment to H.R. 6157, the Senate appropriations package for Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, that would stop taxpayer dollars from going to Planned Parenthood and other entities that perform abortions. “One of the top priorities for a Republican Congress that professes pro-life values on the campaign trail should be to stop taxpayer funding for abortion providers. This is our chance to turn our words into...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : August 15, 2018 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 White House announced President Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan: “I applaud President Trump for his revoking of John Brennan’s security clearance. I urged the President to do this. I filibustered Brennan’s nomination to head the CIA in 2013, and his behavior in government and out of it demonstrate why he should not be allowed near classified information. He...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 6, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 Senator Paul and Chairman Kosachev Agree on U.S.-Russia Engagement First Delegation from Russian Federation to Travel to Washington in Almost Three Years MOSCOW, RUSSIA – During an hour-long meeting today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) secured an agreement from Konstantin Kosachev, Chairman of the Russian Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs, to send members of the Russian Federation to Washington, the first trip from the Russian Federation to the U.S. Capitol in almost three years, to continue...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : August 1, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) applauded the U.S. Congress for bringing greater efficiency to the Food and Drug Administration’s approval process for animal food additives and helping provide more certainty to the animal food manufacturing industry regarding the rules they have to follow, as the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 5554, the Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2018, on Tuesday, which included Dr. Paul’s proposal securing the policy change. “I am pleased to...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), who last week met with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, released the following statement concerning Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination: “After meeting Judge Kavanaugh and reviewing his record, I have decided to support his nomination. “No one will ever completely agree with a nominee (unless, of course, you are the nominee). Each nominee, however, must be judged on the totality of their views, character, and opinions. “I have expressed my...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 25, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) continued his efforts to rein in the federal government’s reckless spending by offering an amendment to H.R. 6147, the minibus appropriations bill, to reduce each amount provided in the bill by 11.39 percent. The Senate ultimately voted 25-74 to reject another opportunity to be responsible stewards of the American people’s money. “The best way to do something about debt is quit spending yourself further into a hole,” Dr. Paul said during a speech on the...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11, 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 National Institutes of Health (NIH) spending over $356,000 of the American people’s money to study whether or not cocaine makes Japanese quail more sexually promiscuous. “Common sense would have told us that one, cocaine is...Read more
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