FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2022 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) introduced the Opioid Treatment Access Act to improve access to life-saving methadone treatment for opioid-use disorder (OUD). The legislation would revise outdated regulations on methadone treatment for opioid-use disorder (OUD) by reducing the time in treatment required for patients to receive take-home doses of medication and allowing pharmacies to dispense methadone for OUD treatment for the first time...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 9, 2022 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Kentucky's federal delegation, including U.S. Senators Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell, and Representatives Thomas Massie (KY-04), Brett Guthrie (KY-02), James Comer (KY-01), Hal Rogers (KY-05), Andy Barr (KY-06), and John Yarmuth (KY-03), sent a joint letter to President Joe Biden expressing their support for Governor Andy Beshear's request for a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Kentucky due to the impacts of a severe weather system that occurred on...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2022 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) joined U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) and the entire Senate Republican Conference in urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to suspend the pending rulemaking to redefine the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA), specifically “waters of the United States” (WOTUS), until the U.S. Supreme Court completes its consideration of Sackett v. EPA, a case that is expected to...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2022 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, recognized Olive You Boutique of Richmond, Kentucky, as the Senate Small Business of the Week. Dr. Paul entered the following into the Congressional Record: Mr. PAUL. Mr. President, as Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, each week I recognize an outstanding Kentucky small business that exemplifies the American...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2022 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C . – Recently, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, recognized Powell Valley Millwork of Clay City, Kentucky, as the Senate Small Business of the Week. Dr. Paul entered the following into the Congressional Record: Mr. PAUL. Mr. President, as Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, each week I recognize an outstanding Kentucky small business that exemplifies the American...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19, 2022 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday afternoon, U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced legislation to overturn the COVID-19 vaccination requirements on consumers and students imposed by the District of Columbia. Dr. Paul’s bill, the Restore Parental and Consumer Medical Rights in the Nation’s Capital Act will repeal the mandate requiring a vaccine to enter any indoor food and drink establishments, indoor cultural and entertainment establishments, indoor exercise and recreational facilities,...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 18, 2022 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, released ‘The Hidden Tax,’ a report that shows inflation’s effect on American families and small businesses. “$4.9 trillion in COVID-19 stimulus spending has led to one of the highest and most sustained levels of inflation in U.S. history. While government stimulus spending was intended as a form of relief, and low and middle-income families as well as small...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14, 2022 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul (R-KY) announced he will be introducing legislation next week to overturn the COVID-19 vaccination requirements on consumers and students imposed by the District of Columbia. Dr. Paul’s bill, the Restore Parental and Consumer Medical Rights in the Nation’s Capital Act will repeal the mandate requiring a vaccine to enter any indoor food and drink establishments, indoor cultural and entertainment establishments, indoor exercise and...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14, 2021 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C . – Recently, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, recognized Smokey Pig Bar-B-Q of Bowling Green, Kentucky, as the U.S. Senate Small Business of the Week. Dr. Paul entered the following into the Congressional Record: Mr. PAUL. Mr. President, as Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, each week I recognize an outstanding Kentucky small business that exemplifies the American...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 13, 2022 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C . – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke on the Senate floor to object to proposed sanctions against the Nord Stream II pipeline. Below are Dr. Paul’s remarks as prepared: “Sanction this. Sanction that. The Department of the Treasury is currently administering dozens of sanction programs designed to change the behavior of certain countries. “And yet, no one seems to ask the important question: Do sanctions promote peace and understanding or escalate tensions between nations? What...Read more
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