FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 6, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement on the loss of his long-time senior adviser and former State Director Jim Milliman, who passed away after long-term complications due to a previous stroke: “Kelley and I, and our entire team, are heartbroken over the loss of our dear friend, my long-time adviser and former State Director, Jim Milliman. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Nan and all those who had the honor of knowing Jim. He was a great American,...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 23, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the below statement following the announcement of Christopher II X's pardon by President Trump: "I just finished speaking with Christopher II X to congratulate him on receiving a full pardon from President Trump. This pardon is the culmination of hard work and perseverance on the part of many, including the diligent work of my staff and me for the last several years. As someone who made a choice to change his life for the better and then...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 22, 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), released his 2020 “Festivus” Report, totaling over $54 billion in government waste. This marks Dr. Paul’s sixth edition of the Festivus Report as he continues working to alert the American people to how their federal government uses their hard-earned money. This year, each story received a “...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 21, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Shortly before legislators received a nearly 5,600-page government funding/COVID-19 response bill that they are expected to quickly digest and vote on, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) condemned Congress’ fiscal recklessness on the U.S. Senate floor and called for opening the economy so Americans can rebuild their livelihoods. Dr. Paul also once again proposed cutting waste and finding savings in the current budget to pay for the pandemic response and other priorities. “We are $27 trillion in...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced the Local News and Broadcast Media Preservation Act, S. 5058, which would give local broadcasters and newspapers much-needed relief from outdated government restrictions that are currently threatening their ability to succeed in an evolving media environment. “With the rise of social media and an ever-changing media landscape, it is imperative that our local newspapers and broadcasters are given the freedom to adapt. My Local News and...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 15, 2020 Contact : Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) continued his efforts to address Kentucky hemp farmers’ concerns with federal overreach and bring clarity, transparency, and certainty to regulation by introducing the Hemp Economic Mobilization Plan (HEMP) Act of 2020. In response to concerns raised by Kentucky hemp farmers and processors, Dr. Paul’s HEMP Act would change the legal definition of hemp to raise the THC limit from 0.3% to 1%. Currently, any hemp crops testing above 0.3% have to be...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 11, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reintroduced the Government Shutdown Prevention Act under Rule 14 to make it available for quick consideration. The bill incentivizes Congress to properly consider and debate spending legislation in the future, as it is the only shutdown prevention plan that immediately cuts spending if an agreement is not reached. Instead of Congress risking government shutting down operations, Dr. Paul’s plan would keep government open but institute a one-percent cut...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) condemned a provision in the U.S. House-passed 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that is aimed at preventing President Trump from withdrawing troops from Afghanistan and that could instead extend the war indefinitely. Dr. Paul specifically called out the hypocrisy of those who would at any other time argue for virtually unlimited presidential power to start a war without congressional authorization now seeking to prevent a president from...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 9, 2020 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) urged the U.S. Senate to support two bipartisan joint resolutions of disapproval he offered with Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to block proposed U.S. arms sales to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The sale includes 50 F-35A fighter jets (costing an estimated $10.4 billion), 18 MQ-9B drones (costing an estimated $2.97 billion), and Hellfire missiles, among other weapons and associated...Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, 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 “State and Local Cybersecurity: Defending Our Communities from Cyber Threats Amid COVID-19.” “Effective cybersecurity is an ongoing, everyday line of effort. The threat landscape is diverse. The best practices are constantly changing. The information you get may not always be reliable. The maintenance tasks can seem overwhelming, and, most importantly, the...Read more
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