FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement: “Given that my wife and I had traveled extensively during the weeks prior to COVID-19 social distancing practices, and that I am at a higher risk for serious complications from the virus due to having part of my lung removed seven months ago, I took a COVID-19 test when I arrived in D.C. last Monday. I felt that it was highly unlikely that I was positive since I have had no symptoms of the illness, nor have I had contact...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 20, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul (R-KY) announced he will soon introduce his COVID-19 Recovery Act, a plan that confronts the novel coronavirus pandemic’s effects by providing relief to American families and businesses without adding to the skyrocketing debt that also threatens our country. “The national emergency we face may be new, but the answers out of Washington have so far been the same: more spending, more debt, and more mandates on the American people. Instead, we can ease...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 20, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul (R-KY) joined Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) on an effort to repurpose existing funds to get critically needed equipment to those on the frontlines of the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic, continuing his efforts to ensure a comprehensive response without increasing the burden on Americans. The Ernst bill would abolish the Presidential Election Campaign Fund (PECF), which has seen a massive drop in taxpayer contributions over the years and is...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement in support of Senator Ron Johnson’s amendment to the U.S. House-passed coronavirus response bill: “I support expanding unemployment benefits to include workers laid off because of the pandemic. I also support making those benefits immediate.” The Johnson amendment, which would help address concerns Dr. Paul has heard from Kentuckians about the House bill, would remove the paid leave mandate that will crush...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today on the U.S. Senate floor, U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke on his amendment to the U.S. House-passed coronavirus response bill to offset the new funding, prioritizing spending in this emergency rather than funding endless wars or paying for frivolous programs overseas. In his speech, Dr. Paul noted that “next time, maybe in the not-too-distant future, our children may not even be able to borrow their way out of a crisis” because of Congress’ massive, unbalanced spending...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced S. 3512, the Verified Innovative Testing in American Laboratories (VITAL) Act of 2020, to help make tests quickly and widely available in health emergencies by removing unnecessary government barriers that have drastically slowed the response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Paul’s plan would help ensure labs could develop and use tests within days, providing a better opportunity to isolate, contain, and understand...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : March 12, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement as the U.S. Senate adjourned for the weekend, guaranteeing certain Patriot Act provisions will expire on March 15: “As President Trump has repeatedly stated, we should not reauthorize these expiring surveillance powers without real reform. After all we have learned about how government has abused its authority, including spying on President Trump’s 2016 campaign, neither a clean extension nor the window dressing offered by...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : March 11, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul announced that he has officially entered a report authored by Louisville nonprofit Game Changers, entitled “Violence: Impact on Children Learning,” into the Congressional Record. The report, which looks at how violence has affected families and communities in Louisville and tells the stories of those whose lives have been cut far too short, as well as some of the many who are working hard to build a better future, was entered into the Congressional Record in two...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : March 10, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, signed on in support of S. 3372, the Health Care Workforce Protection Act of 2020. The bipartisan legislation extends current limited liability protections to help guarantee the availability of respirators as government, businesses, and local communities respond to the coronavirus. “The Health Care Workforce Protection Act makes a small but common-sense and critical change...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : March 5, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate will vote on an amendment offered by U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to the nearly $8 billion coronavirus supplemental that would pay for the legislation. The Senate is expected to vote on Dr. Paul’s amendment around noon eastern today. “I support our government’s efforts to fight the coronavirus. We also owe it to the American people to do it in a way that avoids piling billions more in debt on their backs. My amendment responsibly uses taxpayer resources by reducing...Read more
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