FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 9, 2020 Contact: Press@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 U.S. Senate to support two bipartisan joint resolutions of disapproval he offered with Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to block proposed U.S. arms sales to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The sale includes 50 F-35A fighter jets (costing an estimated $10.4 billion), 18 MQ-9B drones (costing an estimated $2.97 billion), and Hellfire missiles, among other weapons and associated...Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), chairman of the Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management (FSO) Subcommittee for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), held a hearing on “State and Local Cybersecurity: Defending Our Communities from Cyber Threats Amid COVID-19.” “Effective cybersecurity is an ongoing, everyday line of effort. The threat landscape is diverse. The best practices are constantly changing. The information you get may not always be reliable. The maintenance tasks can seem overwhelming, and, most importantly, the...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 17, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Benjamin Beaton to be a United States District Judge for Kentucky’s Western District: “Congratulations to Paducah, Kentucky, native Ben Beaton on his confirmation to serve as a judge for the Western District of Kentucky. From clerking for the U.S. Supreme Court to litigating cases at the federal and state levels, Ben has the experience and fortitude needed to uphold the rule of law on the...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 6, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, in an op-ed for Kentucky Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) discussed his commitment to standing up for religious freedom at home and abroad through legislation and advocacy. Most recently, in September, Dr. Paul introduced S. 4685 to prevent the federal government from sending American taxpayer money to any nation that imposes a death sentence or penalty of life imprisonment on Christians or people of other faiths for expressing their faith. In the piece, Dr. Paul says that “...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 30, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier this week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) continued his work to hold the federal government accountable for its emergency spending by introducing S. 4878, the Stopping Improper Payments to Foreigners Act. Multiple media outlets have reported on the federal government sending thousands of Economic Impact Payments to foreign nationals that were ineligible to receive the money. Dr. Paul’s legislation would restore Congress’ intent to send the stimulus checks only to U.S. citizens or...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 30, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) continued his efforts to help remove unnecessary regulatory hurdles standing in the way of Kentucky’s industrial hemp farmers by urging the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to clarify and change certain provisions in its Interim Final Rule implementing the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 [AIA] to adhere to the legislation as passed. In submitting a comment to the agency during the open comment period, Dr. Paul laid out his concern that the...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 26, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court: “I have long believed Judge Barrett would make a great Supreme Court justice, and I am even more excited after meeting with her and watching her navigate the nomination process. Judge Barrett’s integrity, dedication to the Constitution, and deep knowledge of the law have been widely praised, and I...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court: "Congratulations to Judge Amy Coney Barrett on her nomination to the Supreme Court. I believe she will make an excellent justice that will serve our country and Constitution well, and I look forward to seeing her confirmed soon.” ###Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – During today’s U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) continued holding officials accountable and asking tough questions about the lockdown policies that have hit small businesses especially hard across the country. In addition to questioning Dr. Anthony Fauci about the effectiveness of these policies, Dr. Paul also advocated for further study of pre-existing cross-reactive immunity to COVID-19 to...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2020 Contact: Kelsey Cooper (Paul), 202-224-4343 Keith Chu (Wyden), 202-224-5244 Jay Bhargava (Peters), 202-235-4680 Haig Hovsepian (Gabbard), 202-225-4906 John Kennedy (Massie), 202-225-3465 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced the bipartisan ‘‘Unplug the Internet Kill Switch Act of 2020’’ (S. 4646), which would help protect Americans’ First and Fourth Amendment rights by preventing a president from using emergency powers to unilaterally take control over or deny access to the...Read more
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