FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 15, 2022 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul (R-KY) forced a vote on his resolution to repeal travel mask mandates on public transportation, the Senate passed the resolution with bipartisan support voting 57-40. “Today, the Senate said enough is enough, and sent a message to unelected government bureaucrats to stop the anti-science, nanny state requirement of travel mask mandates,” said Dr. Paul. “Since March 2020, unelected bureaucrats have incessantly declared that we should ‘follow...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2022 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C . – Today, U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced an amendment to eliminate Dr. Anthony Fauci’s position as the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and replace it with three separate national research institutes. “We’ve learned a lot over the past two years, but one lesson in particular is that no one person should be deemed “dictator-in-chief.” No one person should have unilateral authority to make decisions for millions of...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2022 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, recognized Burchett’s Heating and Cooling of Paintsville, Kentucky, as the Senate Small Business of the Week. Dr. Paul entered the following into the Congressional Record: Mr. PAUL. Mr. President, as Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, each week I recognize an outstanding Kentucky small business that exemplifies the...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 10, 2022 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in light of the recent release of the $1.5 trillion spending package, U.S. Senator Rand Paul renewed his calls for the Senate to pass his Read the Bills resolution (S. Res. 20), which would provide sufficient time for legislation to be thoroughly reviewed. Dr. Paul’s resolution would require bills, amendments, and conference reports to be filed for 1 day for every 20 pages before they can be considered, while leaving legislators room to act in emergencies. “Do you think there is...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 10, 2022 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Member Rand Paul (R-KY) urged the Senate to support his bipartisan joint resolution of disapproval to block a proposed $2.2 billion U.S. arms sale to Egypt. “The United States cannot proudly affirm human rights to be at the center of our foreign policy, while it arms a regime at war with its own people,” said Dr. Paul. “That is why I forced the Senate to vote on a resolution that would cancel the latest military sale to Egypt’s...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2022 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul (R-KY) celebrated the Senate passage of the Emmett Till Antilynching Act of 2022, which would designate lynching as a federal hate crime. Dr. Paul joined Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Dr. Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) in cosponsoring the bill. Dr. Paul also previously introduced the Marie Thompson Antilynching Act, which would have made similar changes to federal law. “I’m pleased to have worked with Senators Cory Booker and...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2022 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, recognized Neeley Family Distillery of Sparta, Kentucky, as the Senate Small Business of the Week. Dr. Paul entered the following into the Congressional Record: Mr. PAUL. Mr. President, as Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, each week I recognize an outstanding Kentucky small business that exemplifies the American...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 2022 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul (R-KY) joined Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Dr. Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) in cosponsoring the Emmett Till Antilynching Act of 2022, which would designate lynching as a federal hate crime. Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the House version (H.R. 55), introduced by Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), which includes the same language Dr. Paul worked on with Senators Booker and Scott. Dr. Paul previously introduced the...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 28, 2022 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 on the expected passage of the Emmett Till Antilynching Act of 2022 (H.R. 55) in the U.S. House of Representatives and affirmed his intention to cosponsor the Senate version once it is introduced: “I’m pleased to have worked with Senators Cory Booker and Tim Scott to strengthen the final product and ensure the language of this bill defines lynching as the absolutely heinous crime that it is, and I’m glad...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 25, 2022 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced that he would force a vote on his resolution to repeal travel mask mandates on public transportation. This vote will take place when the U.S. Senate returns to session. “Since March 2020, unelected bureaucrats have incessantly declared that we should ‘follow the science.’ But the same bureaucrats continue to defy science by imposing an ineffective and restrictive mask mandate for individuals traveling on public transit and airplanes. As...Read more
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