FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2021 Contact : Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in a continuation of his efforts to rebuild our bridges and roads here at home, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced two amendments that would prioritize funding for Kentucky and the nation’s critical infrastructure projects. By redirecting just one percent of non-infrastructure spending and funds from certain foreign aid development programs to domestic projects, these amendments would ensure more of Kentuckians’ hard earned tax dollars are spent on important projects in their...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 29, 2021 Contact : Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement honoring the annual March for Life and reintroducing two of his pro-life bills, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act and Life at Conception Act. “Today I proudly join thousands of you nationwide who are marching to celebrate life as well as defend the innocent,” said Dr. Paul. “Abortion providers like Planned Parenthood will tell you differently, but every single life matters, including the unborn. I was proud to force...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2021 Contact : Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 Emily Benavides (Portman) 202-224-5190 Conn Carroll (Lee) 202-224-5444 Michawn Rich (Marshall) 202-224-4774 Spencer Hurwitz (Blackburn) 202-224-3344 Amy Grappone (Young) 202-224-5623 Jake Wilkins (Cramer) 202-228-0223 Laurie Fitch (Inhofe) 202-224-4721 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and 24 cosponsors reintroduced the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act to help put power back in the people's hands instead of unelected bureaucrats. Cosponsors include...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 6, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is a speech U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) will be giving today from an undisclosed location: “I wrote a speech today. “I was planning to say I fear the chaos of establishing a precedent that Congress can overturn elections. “Boy, was I right. “Chaos. Anarchy. It’s wrong and un-American. “The vote we are about to cast is important. “Now more than ever. “The question is: “Should Congress override the certified results from the states and nullify the states’ right to conduct...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 6, 2021 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement on the loss of his long-time senior adviser and former State Director Jim Milliman, who passed away after long-term complications due to a previous stroke: “Kelley and I, and our entire team, are heartbroken over the loss of our dear friend, my long-time adviser and former State Director, Jim Milliman. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Nan and all those who had the honor of knowing Jim. He was a great American,...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 23, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the below statement following the announcement of Christopher II X's pardon by President Trump: "I just finished speaking with Christopher II X to congratulate him on receiving a full pardon from President Trump. This pardon is the culmination of hard work and perseverance on the part of many, including the diligent work of my staff and me for the last several years. As someone who made a choice to change his life for the better and then...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 22, 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 for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), released his 2020 “Festivus” Report, totaling over $54 billion in government waste. This marks Dr. Paul’s sixth edition of the Festivus Report as he continues working to alert the American people to how their federal government uses their hard-earned money. This year, each story received a “...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 21, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Shortly before legislators received a nearly 5,600-page government funding/COVID-19 response bill that they are expected to quickly digest and vote on, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) condemned Congress’ fiscal recklessness on the U.S. Senate floor and called for opening the economy so Americans can rebuild their livelihoods. Dr. Paul also once again proposed cutting waste and finding savings in the current budget to pay for the pandemic response and other priorities. “We are $27 trillion in...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2020 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced the Local News and Broadcast Media Preservation Act, S. 5058, which would give local broadcasters and newspapers much-needed relief from outdated government restrictions that are currently threatening their ability to succeed in an evolving media environment. “With the rise of social media and an ever-changing media landscape, it is imperative that our local newspapers and broadcasters are given the freedom to adapt. My Local News and...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 15, 2020 Contact : Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) continued his efforts to address Kentucky hemp farmers’ concerns with federal overreach and bring clarity, transparency, and certainty to regulation by introducing the Hemp Economic Mobilization Plan (HEMP) Act of 2020. In response to concerns raised by Kentucky hemp farmers and processors, Dr. Paul’s HEMP Act would change the legal definition of hemp to raise the THC limit from 0.3% to 1%. Currently, any hemp crops testing above 0.3% have to be...Read more
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