FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : March 5, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 news_pressoffice@tomudall.senate.gov, 202-228-6870 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee members Rand Paul (R-KY) and Tom Udall (D-NM) introduced the 2019 American Forces Going Home After Noble (AFGHAN) Service Act to end America’s longest war, honor the volunteers who bravely serve our nation by providing bonuses to those who have deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism, and redirect the savings from ending nation-building in Afghanistan to America’s needs at home. Though...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : March 4, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced the Border Enforcement, Security, And Funding Enhancement (BE SAFE) Act to strengthen border security and improve other aspects of our broken immigration system. The legislation would impose a $2,500 border security fee on each new green card issued to fund the construction of new border walls or physical barriers and other immigration-related improvements. “As both sides debate the path forward on reforming our immigration system, the BE SAFE...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : February 28, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reintroduced his Default Prevention Act, which prevents a default whenever the United States has reached the national debt limit and prioritizes spending as revenue comes in. As part of the budget-busting spending deal reached by leaders of both parties in February 2018, Congress again kicked the can down the road, suspending the debt limit until March 2019. This Saturday, March 2, our government will hit the reinstituted ceiling, as trillion-dollar...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : February 27, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced the Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act of 2019 (S.581), legislation that would remove burdensome regulations on domestic energy production. “The Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act provides new economic opportunity for Kentucky farmers by allowing fuel producers and automobile manufacturers to innovate and bring new products to market that will lower costs for consumers, increase domestic energy production, and protect...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : February 19, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reintroduced the National Right to Work Act (S. 525) to preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations or to refrain from such activities. The bill currently has 16 cosponsors. “The National Right to Work Act stands up for all American workers by ensuring their ability to choose to refrain from joining or paying dues to a union as a condition for employment. It respects their fundamental...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : February 14, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the past several months, U.S. Senator Rand Paul and his staff have actively engaged in discussions with Kentuckians, officials in Muhlenberg County, and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) regarding the status of Unit 3, the last coal-fired unit at the Paradise Fossil Plant. Earlier this week, he released a video to TVA’s Board of Directors, urging them to keep the plant open. You can watch it HERE . Today, TVA’s Board of Directors decided to shutter the plant, putting over 130...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : February 14, 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 government funding compromise and President Donald Trump’s intention to declare a national emergency on immigration: “I’m disappointed with both the massive, bloated, secretive bill that just passed and with the president’s intention to declare an emergency to build a wall. “I, too, want stronger border security, including a wall in some areas. But how we do things matters. Over 1,000 pages dropped in the...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : February 12, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after voting against cloture on the nomination of William Barr to become the next U.S. Attorney General: “I am unable to support Bill Barr’s nomination to be the next Attorney General. While I support President Trump and have supported most of his nominees, I have too many concerns about the record and views of this nominee. Bill Barr was a leading proponent of warrantless surveillance, and his overall record on the...Read more
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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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