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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : May 15, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced S. Res. 204 to remove the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) from U.S. Senate consideration and return it to President Donald Trump. Last month, President Trump announced his decision to revoke the U.S.’ 2013 signature on the treaty. Shortly after his announcement, President Trump sent a message to the Senate requesting it return the ATT, which the Obama administration had submitted to it in the closing weeks of the 114th Congress in 2016...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : May 8, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the arrival of Pakistani Christian Aasiya Noreen, internationally known as Asia Bibi, in Canada months after her acquittal on blasphemy charges in Pakistan: “I am thrilled that Asia Bibi has finally been released from Pakistan and is now safe in Canada. For eight long years, this Christian woman was on death row on blasphemy charges. I stood for her freedom every step of the way, and today we are thankful for her...Read more
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