FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : May 6, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced fellow Kentuckian Judge Justin Walker to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee before its hearing on his nomination to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Previously, Dr. Paul had recommended Judge Walker to the Trump administration for his current seat on the Western Kentucky District Court. “I’m very pleased that President Trump reached outside the Beltway-to-New York bubble to elevate a judge who is committed to our...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : May 5, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced the American Healthshare Plans Act of 2020 to help more Americans get and keep affordable health insurance during this health emergency and modernize the insurance system to fit a 21st century economy. With many Americans losing their jobs and health insurance due to the pandemic, and with many who are still employed remaining uninsured or underinsured because they work for themselves, the legislation would offer the negotiating...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : April 21, 2020 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 (FSO) Subcommittee, returned to Capitol Hill to discuss the road forward in responding to the novel coronavirus pandemic. While stating his support for helping American businesses and families make it through this crisis, Dr. Paul opposed adding nearly half a trillion in debt and urged Congress to be fiscally responsible in its approach for the sake of our country’s future and ability to...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : April 20, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) joined several other senators in sending a letter urging Administrator Jovita Carranza to reopen the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) online portal and accept Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications that were completed as of April 16, when the program ran out of funding. This is just the latest in Dr. Paul’s efforts to ensure a fast-moving and effective response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Reopening the online portal would...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 16, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul (R-KY) announced that President Donald Trump has appointed him to a bipartisan congressional task force that will help consider the safest ways and best timing to reopen the economy and get Americans back to work as soon as possible. “I am pleased to be joining the bipartisan task force on reopening the economy. Together with President Trump, we will get this economy roaring once again. We need to let Americans get safely back to work and bring...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) addressed concerns Kentucky distillers have raised by joining U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO), Gary Peters (D-MI), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) in sending a bipartisan letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen Hahn urging the FDA to remove another government roadblock hindering Americans’ response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. As Americans continue to step up to...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – As some localities move to restrict Americans’ Second Amendment rights during the novel coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) advocated for concerned citizens by sending a letter on March 24 to Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, supporting revising guidance to deem firearms industry workers as essential personnel. Thanks in part to Senator Paul’s efforts, a few days later, on March 28,...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – After a prolonged period of heavy rainfall beginning February 3, 2020, many counties in southeastern Kentucky experienced widespread flash flooding, landslides, mudslides, and other storm-related events. Accordingly, on February 7th, Governor Andy Beshear declared a statewide emergency for the purposes of mobilizing state response and recovery resources. On February 11th, in an effort to anticipate the needs of Kentuckians affected by the severe weather, U.S. Senator Rand Paul sent a letter...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) sent President Donald Trump a letter urging him to approve Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s request for a major disaster declaration for Kentucky as it responds to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Paul is also joining other members of Kentucky's federal delegation in sending a separate letter on the aid to President Trump. “The COVID-19 pandemic threatens — and will continue to threaten — lives and the public health throughout Kentucky. Accordingly, on...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement: “Given that my wife and I had traveled extensively during the weeks prior to COVID-19 social distancing practices, and that I am at a higher risk for serious complications from the virus due to having part of my lung removed seven months ago, I took a COVID-19 test when I arrived in D.C. last Monday. I felt that it was highly unlikely that I was positive since I have had no symptoms of the illness, nor have I had contact...Read more
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