FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 19, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) took to the Senate floor to object to legislation that would prolong the conflict in Syria and hinder their rebuilding process. In his brief remarks, Dr. Paul thanked President Trump for bringing American troops home from the war-torn country, a decision Dr. Paul has long advocated for as part of his efforts to restore a focused and constitutional foreign policy. Dr. Paul also called for a shift to diplomacy instead of new sanctions. “Today, President...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 19, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – At the conclusion of his remarks this morning on the need to increase oversight of the Deep State, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) discussed today’s news that President Donald J. Trump will withdraw American troops from Syria, a decision Dr. Paul has long advocated for to help return the United States to a common-sense foreign policy and avoid forcing our troops to stay without end in yet another country. On multiple occasions, Dr. Paul has encouraged President Trump to focus on an America-...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 19, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Shortly before the U.S. Senate held a procedural vote on an intelligence community nomination this morning, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke on the need for greater oversight of the Deep State. Dr. Paul specifically cited the secretive drone strike program’s “power to kill anyone, anywhere, anytime” as “an ominous power” and called out the lack of checks and balances. He noted that only a select few in Congress are briefed on intelligence matters, even then often being told only after...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) applauded the U.S. Senate’s passage of the First Step Act (S. 756), a bipartisan sentencing and prison reform bill. The bill passed by a vote of 87-12 and is headed to the U.S. House for passage before being sent to President Trump’s desk, where he is expected to sign this important legislation into law. Since arriving in the U.S. Senate in 2011, Senator Paul has been passionate about reforming a broken criminal justice system. Having introduced...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 13, 2018 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) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted 56-41 to pass S.J. Res. 54. For the first time since the Vietnam War, the Senate voted to prevent a president from involving the U.S. in war. “Today, in an historic vote, the Senate sent a clear message to Saudi Arabia that we will not turn a blind eye to their abuse of human rights, killing of dissidents and innocent Yemenis, and fueling of a...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : December 11, 2018 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 Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced a proposal to overturn a bureaucratic power grab by the Obama administration and redefine the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) in a manner mirroring legislation Dr. Paul previously introduced to help protect Kentucky farmers and coal miners: “The current, overly burdensome ‘Waters of the United States’ rule from the Obama...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 11, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell announced the Senate would take up the bipartisan First Step Act: “Having led the fight on criminal justice reform for the past six years, I applaud Senator McConnell for scheduling this very important vote. This is bipartisan, has the support of President Donald J. Trump, and, simply put, makes common sense. I have worked in a bipartisan fashion and introduced six different pieces of...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 4, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 BOWLING GREEN, KY – For the past several months, U.S. Senator Rand Paul and his staff have actively engaged in discussions with Kentuckians, officials in Muhlenberg County, and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) regarding the status of Unit 3, the last coal-fired unit at the Paradise Fossil Plant. Throughout discussions regarding TVA’s entire generating fleet being placed under review, no mention of a potential retirement of Paradise Unit 3 was made. Recently, however, TVA issued a draft Environmental...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 29, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – For over six years, U.S. Senator Rand Paul has led the charge to legalize industrial hemp in Kentucky and across the country. Today it was announced that a deal in principle had been reached for the 2018 Farm Bill, which includes a provision to legalize hemp. Sen. Paul released the below statement celebrating the most recent victory in his fight for Kentucky’s hemp industry: “From being the lead Republican cosponsor of a bipartisan bill to legalize industrial hemp in 2012 - the very first...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 28, 2018 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) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted 63-37 to discharge S.J. Res. 54, which would end U.S. support for the war in Yemen, from the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and bring it to the Senate floor for debate: “I applaud the Senate for taking action today to ensure a long-overdue debate on the Senate floor over ending the United States’ unauthorized support for the devastating...Read more
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