FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : March 26, 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 voting against cloture on S.J. Res. 8, which calls for the United States government to institute a “Green New Deal”: “The Green New Deal represents an industry-killing, all-out assault on our way of life in Kentucky: an escalation of the War on Coal, an attack on our automobile manufacturers and job-creators, and even more bureaucracy for our farmers to navigate. I cannot support this anti-Kentucky boondoggle that...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : March 14, 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 voting to disapprove of the national emergency declaration regarding the border: “I stand with President Trump on the need for a border wall and stronger border security, but the Constitution clearly states that money cannot be spent unless Congress has passed a law to do so.” On March 4, 2019, Dr. Paul introduced the Border Enforcement, Security, And Funding Enhancement (BE SAFE) Act as a constitutional, fiscally...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : March 13, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 
 Dr. Rand Paul Applauds Senate for Again Voting to End U.S. Support for the War in Yemen Final Resolution Includes Paul Amendment Protecting Senate’s Intent WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator and Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Rand Paul (R-KY) applauded the U.S. Senate for passing S.J. Res. 7 to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen. The final version of S.J. Res. 7, which passed by a vote of 54 to 46, follows similar action by the Senate in December 2018 and includes Dr. Paul’s amendment to...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : March 7, 2019 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 37 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 wish...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : March 5, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee members Rand Paul (R-KY) and Tom Udall (D-NM) joined The Lead with Jake Tapper to discuss the 2019 American Forces Going Home After Noble (AFGHAN) Service Act, legislation they introduced today to declare victory in Afghanistan and end America’s longest war. The bill also honors the service members who bravely serve our nation by providing bonuses to those who have deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism, and it redirects the...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : March 5, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 news_pressoffice@tomudall.senate.gov, 202-228-6870 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee members Rand Paul (R-KY) and Tom Udall (D-NM) introduced the 2019 American Forces Going Home After Noble (AFGHAN) Service Act to end America’s longest war, honor the volunteers who bravely serve our nation by providing bonuses to those who have deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism, and redirect the savings from ending nation-building in Afghanistan to America’s needs at home. Though...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : March 4, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced the Border Enforcement, Security, And Funding Enhancement (BE SAFE) Act to strengthen border security and improve other aspects of our broken immigration system. The legislation would impose a $2,500 border security fee on each new green card issued to fund the construction of new border walls or physical barriers and other immigration-related improvements. “As both sides debate the path forward on reforming our immigration system, the BE SAFE...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : February 28, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reintroduced his Default Prevention Act, which prevents a default whenever the United States has reached the national debt limit and prioritizes spending as revenue comes in. As part of the budget-busting spending deal reached by leaders of both parties in February 2018, Congress again kicked the can down the road, suspending the debt limit until March 2019. This Saturday, March 2, our government will hit the reinstituted ceiling, as trillion-dollar...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : February 27, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced the Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act of 2019 (S.581), legislation that would remove burdensome regulations on domestic energy production. “The Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act provides new economic opportunity for Kentucky farmers by allowing fuel producers and automobile manufacturers to innovate and bring new products to market that will lower costs for consumers, increase domestic energy production, and protect...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : February 19, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reintroduced the National Right to Work Act (S. 525) to preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations or to refrain from such activities. The bill currently has 16 cosponsors. “The National Right to Work Act stands up for all American workers by ensuring their ability to choose to refrain from joining or paying dues to a union as a condition for employment. It respects their fundamental...Read more
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