WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor today urging his colleagues to support S.1881 . This legislation would eliminate taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, while at the same time protect and preserve federal funding of women’s health services provided by other eligible entities. In July 2015, Sen. Paul introduced similar language to defund Planned Parenthood as both a stand-alone bill and an amendment to H.R.22, the Senate vehicle for the highway bill. Sen. Paul has repeatedly asked the Senate to hold a vote on...Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released the following letter today urging support for legislation, S.1881 , to eliminate taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The text of the letter can be found HERE or below: LETTER TEXT: August 3, 2015 Dear Senator: I am writing to ask your support for S.1881, to withhold federal funds from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its affiliates. It has long been troubling to many Americans that the nation’s largest abortion network, performing over a third of all abortions, receives over half a...Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Joni Ernst (R-IA), and James Lankford (R-OK), along with 21 of their Senate colleagues, introduced legislation, S.1881 , to prohibit federal funding of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. This legislation prohibits federal dollars going to Planned Parenthood, while at the same time protecting and preserving federal funding of women’s health services provided by other eligible entities. This action comes after Sen. Paul’s calls for the Senate to hold a vote on a measure to defund Planned Parenthood before the August...Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) joined Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), James Lankford (R-OK), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), John Thune (R-SD), Tim Scott (R-SC), Deb Fischer (R-NE), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) at a press conference today to push for the passage of S.1881 . This legislation prohibits federal dollars going to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, while at the same time protecting and preserving federal funding of women’s health services provided by other eligible entities. Earlier this month, Sen. Paul introduced similar language to defund Planned Parenthood as both...Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing Rep. Todd Young’s (R-IN) H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act. The REINS Act, introduced by Sen. Paul in the U.S. Senate earlier this year, would require any executive branch rule or regulation with an annual economic impact of $100 million or more to be voted on by Congress before being enacted. “The House passage of the REINS Act today signals there is continued momentum and support for an accountable federal regulatory process. I commend Rep...Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul today released the latest edition to ‘The Waste Report,’ which is an ongoing project cataloging egregious examples of waste within the U.S. government. The latest edition highlights the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) spending $104 million annually to subsidize public housing for individuals who no longer qualify for low-income housing. ‘The Waste Report’ can be found HERE or below. The premise of the “social safety net” is to help people in need while they get back on their feet. And, just like a net that catches you when you fall, once you...Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul today introduced legislation, S.1861, which would eliminate nearly $500 million of taxpayer funding each year to Planned Parenthood. Earlier this week, Sen. Paul introduced the bill as an amendment to H.R. 22, the vehicle for the highway bill. “The continued disregard and disrespect for human life at Planned Parenthood, a partially taxpayer-funded organization, is shocking and appalling. Recent video revelations, involving potentially criminal activity, make it more obvious than ever that this organization has absolutely zero respect for the sanctity...Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul yesterday introduced S. 1839, the Service Members Self Defense Act of 2015 . This legislation was offered as a stand-alone bill and as an amendment to H.R. 22, the vehicle for the highway bill. This legislation would amend permit members of the armed forces to possess firearms on military installations in accordance with applicable state and local law. “I find it ridiculous that the brave men and women serving in our armed forces are asked to defend us overseas but cannot protect themselves once they return home. My bill ensures that our honorable...Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul today attended the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing to question Secretary of State John Kerry on the Iran nuclear agreement reached by the Obama administration. A video of the exchange can be found below. CLICK HERE TO WATCH SEN. PAUL’S REMARKS ###Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul today introduced an amendment to H.R. 22, the vehicle for the highway bill, which would eliminate nearly $500 million of taxpayer funding each year to Planned Parenthood. “The continued disregard and disrespect for human life at Planned Parenthood, a partially taxpayer-funded organization, is shocking and appalling. Recent video revelations, involving potentially criminal activity, make it more obvious than ever that this organization has absolutely zero respect for the sanctity of human life and is an affront to the most basic human dignity enshrined...Read more
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