FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 6, 2021 Contact : Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding his vote against the $1.9 trillion COVID spending bill advanced by President Biden and congressional Democrats as COVID relief. The bill passed along party lines with a 50-49 vote. “I am disappointed but not surprised that Senate Democrats rejected efforts to open schools now, target aid to only those who need it, and end programs that are keeping people out of work. Instead they chose to borrow money to give to their...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 6, 2021 Contact : Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), ranking member of the Senate Small Business Committee, introduced an amendment to stop Democrats’ attempts to use taxpayer dollars to fund labor unions and other large, well-financed nonprofits through expanded access to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). “Democrats are trying to provide free money to their political allies, instead of fighting for small businesses and the American people, ” said Dr. Paul. “The original congressional intent of PPP...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 5, 2021 Contact : Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), ranking member of the Senate Small Business Committee, forced Democrats to remove a provision in their massive $1.9 trillion liberal wish list of a spending bill that would have allowed every Planned Parenthood across America to receive free money through the Paycheck Protection Program – money which was always intended for small businesses. “Democrats knew this was never about COVID relief or helping small businesses,” said Dr. Paul. “It was a...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2021 Contact : Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), in a continuation of his longtime efforts to return war making powers to Congress, joined several of his fellow Senators in reintroducing bipartisan legislation to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq. The bill would formally end the authorizations for the Gulf and Iraq wars – 30 and 19 years, respectively, after these AUMFs were first passed, reasserting Congress’ vital role in not only declaring...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reintroduced the Federal Reserve Transparency Act or the “Audit the Fed” bill, to prevent the Federal Reserve from concealing vital information on its operations from Congress. The bill currently has 6 cosponsors. “Audit the Fed is a widely supported grassroots movement that aims to shake up the Washington establishment’s spending addiction,” said Dr. Paul. “It is by far time Congress passes this legislation to hold the Federal Reserve accountable to the...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 26, 2021 Contact: Stephanie Rivera (Paul)- 202-224-4343 Keith Chu (Wyden)- 202-224-5244 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) reintroduced the Reforming Emergency Powers to Uphold the Balances and Limitations Inherent in the Constitution (REPUBLIC) Act, which preserves the president’s power to act immediately in cases of national emergencies but also uphold Congress’ constitutional responsibility to check the executive branch. The current law provides the presidency with unilateral power to determine when and how it will...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 24, 2021 Contact : Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reintroduced the National Right to Work Act 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 15 ­­cosponsors. “The National Right to Work Act ensures all American workers have the ability to choose to refrain from joining or paying dues to a union as a condition for employment.” said Dr. Paul. “Kentucky and 26 other states have...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 19, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and three cosigners sent a letter to the White House raising concerns about the President’s sudden firing of Peter Robb, General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, ten months before his term was due to expire on November 16, 2021. Senator Paul is joined on the letter by Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR), Rick Scott (R-FL), and Mike Braun (R-IN). “Such nakedly political terminations of Senate-confirmed public servants, reminiscent of the 1973...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 BOWLING GREEN, KY – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul issued the following statement after announcing his nominations to the U.S. service academies, consisting of 38 nominations to individuals from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky: “A very rewarding aspect of being a United States Senator is the opportunity to nominate young men and women from across the state to attend our nation’s prestigious service academies. I commend each of these students for their dedication and desire to serve in the United States...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2021 Contact : Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced his own “Three Penny Plan” federal budget that will balance within five years by assuming the repeal of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2021 and utilizing the “Three 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. “When I started offering these kinds of budgets four years ago, we could balance with a...Read more
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