WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing Rep. Todd Young’s (R-IN) H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act. The REINS Act, introduced by Sen. Paul in the U.S. Senate earlier this year, would require any executive branch rule or regulation with an annual economic impact of $100 million or more to be voted on by Congress before being enacted. “The House passage of the REINS Act today signals there is continued momentum and support for an accountable federal regulatory process. I commend Rep...Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul today released the latest edition to ‘The Waste Report,’ which is an ongoing project cataloging egregious examples of waste within the U.S. government. The latest edition highlights the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) spending $104 million annually to subsidize public housing for individuals who no longer qualify for low-income housing. ‘The Waste Report’ can be found HERE or below. The premise of the “social safety net” is to help people in need while they get back on their feet. And, just like a net that catches you when you fall, once you...Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul today introduced legislation, S.1861, which would eliminate nearly $500 million of taxpayer funding each year to Planned Parenthood. Earlier this week, Sen. Paul introduced the bill as an amendment to H.R. 22, the vehicle for the highway bill. “The continued disregard and disrespect for human life at Planned Parenthood, a partially taxpayer-funded organization, is shocking and appalling. Recent video revelations, involving potentially criminal activity, make it more obvious than ever that this organization has absolutely zero respect for the sanctity...Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul yesterday introduced S. 1839, the Service Members Self Defense Act of 2015 . This legislation was offered as a stand-alone bill and as an amendment to H.R. 22, the vehicle for the highway bill. This legislation would amend permit members of the armed forces to possess firearms on military installations in accordance with applicable state and local law. “I find it ridiculous that the brave men and women serving in our armed forces are asked to defend us overseas but cannot protect themselves once they return home. My bill ensures that our honorable...Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul today attended the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing to question Secretary of State John Kerry on the Iran nuclear agreement reached by the Obama administration. A video of the exchange can be found below. CLICK HERE TO WATCH SEN. PAUL’S REMARKS ###Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul today introduced an amendment to H.R. 22, the vehicle for the highway bill, which would eliminate nearly $500 million of taxpayer funding each year to Planned Parenthood. “The continued disregard and disrespect for human life at Planned Parenthood, a partially taxpayer-funded organization, is shocking and appalling. Recent video revelations, involving potentially criminal activity, make it more obvious than ever that this organization has absolutely zero respect for the sanctity of human life and is an affront to the most basic human dignity enshrined...Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul today introduced an amendment to H.R. 22, the vehicle for the highway bill, which would extend the Highway Trust Fund. The amendment would boost economic growth and create jobs by providing an incentive for companies to bring back some of the estimated $2 trillion in foreign earnings that are being held overseas. All tax revenues from the repatriation program would be transferred into the Highway Trust Fund, helping to address the urgent federal funding crisis facing America's highways, bridges, and transit systems. Sen. Paul originally introduced S...Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul today released the latest edition to ‘The Waste Report,’ an ongoing project highlighting egregious examples of waste within the U.S. government. The latest edition uncovers millions of taxpayer dollars wasted on a costly gamble that didn’t exactly payoff. The city of Ray, North Dakota, spent $2.5 million, including $760,000 in low interest loans provided by the federal government, to increase the town’s sewer capacity. The only problem, the town’s population does not provide enough waste to support this plant so the city is now importing waste from...Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul announced today his intention to demand a vote in the U.S. Senate to eliminate taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood. In the coming week, Sen. Paul will seek legislative action that will block taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, an average of nearly $500 million annually. Sen. Paul will use all legislative vehicles at his disposal in order to ensure there is immediate action on this proposal. “The continued disregard and disrespect for human life at Planned Parenthood, a partially taxpayer-funded organization, is shocking and appalling. Recent...Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul issued a statement today following the U.S. Senate’s vote on S.1177, the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). “I believe education is the great equalizer, but Washington’s intrusion in the classroom leaves most kids behind. This bill is not the solution, as it retains some of No Child Left Behind’s biggest flaws – a lack of adequate parental choice, a federal testing mandate, and continued support for Common Core,” Sen. Paul said.Read more
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