FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : March 14, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement announcing his opposition to the nominations of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the next Secretary of State and Gina Haspel to take over as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency: “What I liked about candidate Trump was his strong condemnation of the Iraq War. I believe President Trump has done a great job, and I continue to support him, but I cannot endorse his nomination of people who loved the Iraq War so much that...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) passed U.S. Senator Rand Paul's "Bonuses for Cost-Cutters" amendment to H.R. 2825, the Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act, to incentivize Homeland Security (DHS) employees to report waste and other abuse of taxpayer funds. "Bonuses for Cost-Cutters will encourage those on the front lines of spending to speak out when government fails to properly manage the American people's money," said Dr. Paul...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 5, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 Dr. Rand Paul to Introduce ‘Audit the Fed’ as Amendment to Senate Banking Bill WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the U.S. Senate expected to vote on S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, this week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) today announced he will introduce his “Audit the Fed” bill, which would authorize the first-ever thorough audit of the Federal Reserve System, as an amendment to the financial reform legislation. “While we have made great strides in reviving our economy...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 28, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee passed U.S. Senator Rand Paul's amendment to S. 2434, the Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2018, to bring greater efficiency to the Food and Drug Administration’s approval process for animal feed additives and help provide more certainty to the animal food manufacturing industry regarding the rules they have to follow. "Kentucky's farmers and manufacturers are currently faced with a...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : February 16, 2018 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 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 military, and I...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : February 9, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Early Friday morning, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to pass Senate leadership's budget-busting spending deal: "Tonight, you could feel the frustration and embarrassment growing in Congress as we exposed the hypocrisy of Republicans who are joining in an unholy alliance and spending free-for-all with Democrats at the expense of the American people and our party's supposed principles. Make no mistake, I will always stand up for...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : February 8, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a speech on the U.S. Senate floor tonight, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) condemned government's spending addiction and the hypocrisy it fuels in both parties, blasting a budget deal that adds over $500 billion in spending and debt over the next two years. "When the Democrats are in power, Republicans appear to be the conservative party. But when Republicans are in power, it seems there is no conservative party," Dr. Paul stated on the floor . "The hypocrisy hangs in the air and chokes...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) applauded the U.S. Census Bureau for finalizing a rule change he proposed for the 2020 census. The updated policy would require the Census Bureau to count all deployed service members at the base or port in which they resided prior to deployment instead of by their home of record, an address they gave when they enlisted. The Bureau’s previous method resulted in 2010 census data that improperly represented areas including Fort Campbell, Kentucky. While...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : February 6, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), chairman of the Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management Subcommittee for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), held a hearing entitled, "Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Ways of Funding Government." The subcommittee explored the impact on taxpayers of the spending uncertainty politicians create when they repeatedly cause shutdown crises and fund government through Continuing Resolutions and enormous omnibus spending...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : February 2, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) issued the following statement after the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released its memo on alleged abuses by the FBI and the Department of Justice: "While I applaud the release of this memo, I also call for Congress to take immediate action to help prevent such behavior in the future. It is imperative it start by listening to Americans who have expressed outrage over its disregard for the Fourth Amendment and reexamining the...Read more
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