FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 25, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) continued his efforts to rein in the federal government’s reckless spending by offering an amendment to H.R. 6147, the minibus appropriations bill, to reduce each amount provided in the bill by 11.39 percent. The Senate ultimately voted 25-74 to reject another opportunity to be responsible stewards of the American people’s money. “The best way to do something about debt is quit spending yourself further into a hole,” Dr. Paul said during a speech on the...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : July 16, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, 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), sat down with Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Kristine Frazao to discuss the U.S. State Department spending $250,000 of taxpayer funds to send 24 Pakistani kids on a trip to the U.S. that included multiple days at Space Camp and stops at Dollywood and Washington, D.C. “I think we have so many problems...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, 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), sat down with Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Kristine Frazao to discuss the National Institutes of Health (NIH) spending over $356,000 of the American people’s money to study whether or not cocaine makes Japanese quail more sexually promiscuous. “Common sense would have told us that one, cocaine is...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier today, 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 entitled, “Examining Warrantless Smartphone Searches at the Border.” “I think that most Americans could agree that it’s reasonable to let customs officials search suitcases for contraband. What’s unreasonable is that the government lawyers want you to believe that there’s no...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, 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), sat down with Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Kristine Frazao to discuss the failed Kabul Marriott hotel in Afghanistan, which cost taxpayers nearly $60 million and sits unfinished and abandoned. An adjacent apartment building, also abandoned, cost taxpayers nearly $30 million more, and both now...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) filed three amendments to H.R. 5895, the minibus appropriations bill, as a continuation of his efforts to address the specific issues faced by Kentuckians in the Lake Cumberland and Rough River Lake communities. Amendments #2973, #2974, and #2975 would prevent the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from conducting costly studies and imposing new, unfair fees on Kentuckians in these areas. In addition to proposing legislative action, Dr. Paul’s efforts to...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 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 U.S. Senate failed to discharge H.R. 3, President Trump’s rescissions package to cut $15 billion in unneeded funding, from the Senate Appropriations Committee: “It is unacceptable - but no surprise - that the Swamp’s bipartisan addiction to spending other people’s money is so severe that the Senate refused to simply consider cutting funding that is no longer needed or authorized. I am disappointed by this Congress...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 19, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) welcomed the Department of Labor’s finalization of its rule expanding access to Association Health Plans (AHPs), a step Dr. Paul has championed throughout the debate over health care reform to increase competition and allow more Americans to join in groups to purchase quality, affordable health insurance across state lines. Throughout 2017, Dr. Paul worked directly with President Trump and administration officials to achieve the change, and he joined...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2018 Contact: Sergio Gor (Paul), 202-224-4343 Maria Jeffrey (Cruz), (202) 224-5922 (Lankford), (202) 224-5754 Leacy Burke (Inhofe), (202) 224-4721 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Ted Cruz (R-TX), James Lankford (R-OK), and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) requested National Science Foundation (NSF) Inspector General Allison Lerner investigate the NSF’s grant-making process, relaying their concern that the NSF has “issued several grants which seek to influence political and social debate rather than conduct scientific research” in contradiction of...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : June 14, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, 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), sat down with Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Kristine Frazao to discuss the need to stop American taxpayer funds from flowing to the Somali National Army (SNA), which has a history of corruption and soldiers deserting to join forces linked to al-Qaida. As he continues fighting for fiscal sanity and...Read more
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