FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 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 Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced this afternoon that their departments are working together to simplify the H-2A temporary agricultural worker program: “I have worked in Congress on behalf of Kentucky farmers and all other employers who rely on the H-2A program to streamline the...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) sat down with Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Boris Epshteyn to discuss his “Penny Plan” Balanced Budget and the growing national debt. “Republicans have said, ‘We’re for a balanced budget amendment,’ but the sad thing is when it comes up, and you actually ask Republicans to vote for it - of course, no Democrats will vote for it - but then over half the Republicans voted against balancing the budget in five years,” Dr. Paul stated in his interview. You...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) forced the U.S. Senate to go on the record on fiscal responsibility with a vote on his “Penny Plan” balanced budget. Ultimately, 20 senators stood with Dr. Paul to get Congress’ spending under control, while 76 senators voted to continue trillion-dollar deficits. “[T]he bottom line is whether the debt is threatening our national security, whether it’s threatening the security and the economic foundation of our country, and I think without question it is...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement congratulating Kentuckian John Nalbandian on his confirmation as a United States Judge for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals: “From the beginning of his law career clerking for my good family friend Judge Jerry Smith, to his appellate work in Kentucky and Ohio, John Nalbandian brings decades of experience to the federal bench. Guided by his commitment to uphold and protect the Constitution, and as an impartial arbiter of our...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, 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, “Afghanistan in Review: Oversight of U.S. Spending in Afghanistan.” “I’ve made it no secret I think we should come home. I think we went in for the right reasons, but we stayed too long. It isn’t our job to build countries, and frankly, I think we do a poor job of it. If you...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : April 24, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee passed U.S. Senator Rand Paul's amendment to S. 2680, the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, to permanently increase the cap on the number of patients to whom a doctor can prescribe medication to treat opioid addiction. Dr. Paul introduced this amendment as part of his continuing efforts to improve the federal government’s response to the growing opioid crisis and expand access to treatment, which have also...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 23, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement concerning CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination to be Secretary of State: “I just finished speaking to President Trump, after speaking to him several times today. I also met with and spoke to Director Pompeo. “After calling continuously for weeks for Director Pompeo to support President Trump’s belief that the Iraq war was a mistake, and that it is time to leave Afghanistan, today I received confirmation that Director...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : April 18, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced his own “Penny Plan” federal budget that will balance within five years by assuming the repeal of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 and utilizing the “Penny Plan.” Dr. Paul’s budget includes instructions that would pave the way for the expansion of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) to help Americans more easily cover their health care costs. “I ran for office to put a stop to Washington’s out-of-control spending and skyrocketing debt. It’s time...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced that he has received a response from the FBI on his January letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray demanding answers about FBI Agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page’s current security clearance and access to sensitive information, as well as whether or not the Bureau has a process in place to ensure agents are not using databases for political or personal reasons. While the FBI refused to address specific agents, its response confirmed...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Early Friday morning, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after voting against congressional leaders’ $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill: “Republicans control the government, yet Congress still follows the Democrats' playbook. Time and again, spending skyrockets, and conservatives are expected to fall in line to praise the party for making the big-spending status quo worse. “I voted against this deficit-spending bill because I believe our promises to change...Read more
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