FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier 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), held a hearing entitled, “Examining Warrantless Smartphone Searches at the Border.” “I think that most Americans could agree that it’s reasonable to let customs officials search suitcases for contraband. What’s unreasonable is that the government lawyers want you to believe that there’s no...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25, 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 failed Kabul Marriott hotel in Afghanistan, which cost taxpayers nearly $60 million and sits unfinished and abandoned. An adjacent apartment building, also abandoned, cost taxpayers nearly $30 million more, and both now...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) filed three amendments to H.R. 5895, the minibus appropriations bill, as a continuation of his efforts to address the specific issues faced by Kentuckians in the Lake Cumberland and Rough River Lake communities. Amendments #2973, #2974, and #2975 would prevent the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from conducting costly studies and imposing new, unfair fees on Kentuckians in these areas. In addition to proposing legislative action, Dr. Paul’s efforts to...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 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 U.S. Senate failed to discharge H.R. 3, President Trump’s rescissions package to cut $15 billion in unneeded funding, from the Senate Appropriations Committee: “It is unacceptable - but no surprise - that the Swamp’s bipartisan addiction to spending other people’s money is so severe that the Senate refused to simply consider cutting funding that is no longer needed or authorized. I am disappointed by this Congress...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 19, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) welcomed the Department of Labor’s finalization of its rule expanding access to Association Health Plans (AHPs), a step Dr. Paul has championed throughout the debate over health care reform to increase competition and allow more Americans to join in groups to purchase quality, affordable health insurance across state lines. Throughout 2017, Dr. Paul worked directly with President Trump and administration officials to achieve the change, and he joined...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2018 Contact: Sergio Gor (Paul), 202-224-4343 Maria Jeffrey (Cruz), (202) 224-5922 (Lankford), (202) 224-5754 Leacy Burke (Inhofe), (202) 224-4721 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Ted Cruz (R-TX), James Lankford (R-OK), and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) requested National Science Foundation (NSF) Inspector General Allison Lerner investigate the NSF’s grant-making process, relaying their concern that the NSF has “issued several grants which seek to influence political and social debate rather than conduct scientific research” in contradiction of...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) joined Judge Andrew Napolitano on FoxNews.com’s FreedomWatch to discuss the Constitution’s separation of powers regarding war and how the revised Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) proposed by Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Bob Corker (R-TN) ignores that standard. “The reason the framers of the Constitution wanted that power to be dispersed among many people is they were trying to prevent us from going to war too often,” Dr. Paul stated in the...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following video, in which he discusses his continued efforts to cut unnecessary government spending and highlights the Senate’s upcoming opportunity to enact legislation containing the spending reductions in President Trump’s rescissions proposal. In May, Dr. Paul joined U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and several other senators in introducing legislation, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act, that contains President Trump’...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon, U.S. Senator Rand Paul, chairman of the Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management (FSO) Subcommittee for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), held a hearing entitled, “War Powers and the Effects of Unauthorized Military Engagements on Federal Spending.” Today’s hearing focused on the constitutional implications of open-ended war under both the existing Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and the revised AUMF proposed by Senators...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke with Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Boris Epshteyn about President Trump’s rescissions proposal to cut over $15 billion in unneeded funding. In May, Dr. Paul joined U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and several other senators in introducing legislation, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act, that contains President Trump’s spending reductions. “You’re getting rid of money that has simply been sitting there and not been spent,” Dr. Paul...Read more
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