FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : February 8, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reintroduced his Defense of Environment and Property Act to restore common sense to federal water policy by redefining “navigable waters,” excluding ephemeral or intermittent streams from federal jurisdiction, and restraining the power the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers hold over American landowners. “While some would have us believe we can only protect the environment by giving the federal government more...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : February 7, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday afternoon, U.S. Senator Rand Paul introduced two Kentucky-specific amendments to the Natural Resources Management Act (S.47), a bill that covers issues affecting federal lands. After hearing from Kentuckians, who brought up specific concerns about access to waterways and land sales in the areas near Daniel Boone National Forest, he introduced two amendments to address their concerns. “The federal government has no business standing in the way of Kentuckians accessing their own...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : February 4, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) urged support for President Donald Trump’s efforts to declare victory and bring more American troops home. He also spoke out against the bipartisan consensus for endless war. “I’m tired of America always doing everybody else’s fighting. I’m tired of America always paying for everybody else’s war,” Dr. Paul stated in his speech . “So I would like to ask unanimous consent that we get rid of the resolution condemning the president, and...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : January 24, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier this month, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reintroduced his Federal Reserve Transparency Act (S. 148), widely known as the “Audit the Fed” bill, to prevent the Federal Reserve from concealing vital information on its operations from Congress. Seven cosponsors joined Senator Paul on the legislation. “Audit the Fed is a grassroots-driven movement that has rattled the establishment and proven time and again the difference concerned Americans can make against the odds. It’s time for...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 18, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) issued the below statement honoring the annual March for Life and discussing the Life at Conception Act and his legislation prohibiting federal funds from going to Planned Parenthood, both of which he reintroduced on Wednesday: “Each year, the March for Life calls on the powerful to protect life at its most helpless. What we say about the value of human life fundamentally impacts who and what we will be as a nation. In recognition of this, I have...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : January 16, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) issued the following statement after meeting with President Donald J. Trump regarding the United States’ involvement in Syria and Afghanistan: “I have never been prouder of President Donald Trump. In today’s meeting, he stood up for a strong America and steadfastly opposed foreign wars. Putting America First means declaring victory in Afghanistan and Syria. President Trump is delivering on his promises!” ###Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 16, 2019 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 to incentivize Congress to properly consider and debate spending legislation. U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) joined Dr. Paul in introducing the bill. Instead of government shutting down operations over stalled funding in the future, Dr. Paul’s plan would keep government open but institute a one-percent cut to then-current funding levels for any agency, program, and activity that...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : January 10, 2019 Contact: Sergio Gor (Paul), 202-224-4343 Michael Zona (Grassley), 202-224-0472 Liz Bowman (Ernst), 202-224-3254 Amy Grappone (Young), 202-224-1892 Maria Jeffrey (Cruz), 202-228-7561 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), along with Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Todd Young (R-IN), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and 29 other cosponsors, reintroduced the “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny” (REINS) Act to increase accountability and transparency in the federal regulatory process. Senator Paul has been lead Senate...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 21, 2018 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 2018 Festivus edition of The Waste Report , an ongoing project cataloguing egregious examples of waste within the U.S. government. Dr. Paul’s Festivus Waste Report, now in its fourth year, shines a spotlight on some of the wasteful spending and misplaced priorities that have helped the...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 20, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 BOWLING GREEN, KY – Yesterday, as part of his continued efforts to defend Kentuckians from federal overreach, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) submitted official comments to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) regarding its environmental assessment on the potential retirement of the Paradise Fossil Plant in Muhlenberg County, which it issued shortly before Thanksgiving. “The retirement of Paradise would be detrimental to the local economy of Muhlenberg and its negative impact would be felt throughout the...Read more
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