FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 15, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) appeared on “CNN Right Now” with Brianna Keilar to discuss his support for granting asylum to Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi, who was charged with blasphemy after a disagreement with neighbors, ultimately resulting in her imprisonment, conviction, and subsequent sentencing to death row. While the Pakistani Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi in October 2018, pushback has left her fate uncertain, and she remains in Pakistan. Earlier this week, Senator Paul...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 15, 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) condemned the war and growing humanitarian crisis in Yemen on the Senate floor, where he urged support for S.J. Res. 65, his resolution of disapproval to block the sale of offensive weapons and support to Bahrain, a member of the Saudi-led coalition waging the devastating war in Yemen. The war has led to the death of thousands of innocent civilians and left millions of Yemenis on the edge of famine. “I’m...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : November 14, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced he has secured a vote to proceed to S.J. Res. 65, his resolution of disapproval to block the sale of offensive weapons and support to Bahrain, a member of the Saudi-led coalition waging a devastating war in Yemen that has killed thousands of innocent civilians and left millions of Yemenis on the edge of famine. The Senate is expected to vote early Thursday afternoon. "This vote is about more than yet another arms sale. The Senate has a chance...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : November 14, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) will introduce the Pregnant Women in Custody Act of 2018 to help guarantee the health and safety of women who are pregnant and give birth while in federal custody, as well as to encourage states to pursue reforms that would ensure adequate protections for such inmates. The bill would prohibit the use of restraints and restrictive housing on pregnant federal inmates and incentivize states to adopt similar practices by...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 23, 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 up to $1 million of American taxpayer money on helping support and develop the legislative process in Libya. “It sort of boggles the mind to think that our government is going to spend money in...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) applauded President Donald Trump for taking steps to end implicit American subsidization of foreign merchants and help reduce costs for both the United States Postal Service (USPS) and private shippers, with the administration announcing its intent to withdraw from the Universal Postal Union (UPU). “I am glad that President Trump listened to our concerns on the UPU and is taking swift action to end this unfair advantage for foreign companies that comes...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who chairs the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), urging the Committee “to review the proposed acquisition of CA Technologies by Broadcom,” citing the need to ensure America’s national security is protected. Dr. Paul has also sent copies of the letter to President Trump and the other Committee members. “CA Technologies provides support services to American critical...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced legislation to cut off U.S. military aid and assistance to Saudi Arabia until U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo determines that missing American resident and Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi is alive and free. “Time and again, clear evidence has proven that sending American taxpayer support to Saudi Arabia is not in our national security interest and instead helps further destabilize the Middle East. My bill gives Congress another...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 10, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – During today’s U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on “Threats to the Homeland,” U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) questioned Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray on whether the FBI is exploiting access to foreign intelligence surveillance databases for purposes of gathering information on American citizens without a warrant, including journalists, members of Congress, and even President Trump himself. Unfortunately, Director Wray...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 10, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul applauded the U.S. Senate for passing S. 3021, the America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2018, which included all three of his Kentucky priorities for this bill. The legislation passed the Senate by a 99-1 vote. Senator Paul released the following statement: “Fighting for Kentucky’s priorities in Congress is one of my most important duties, and one I take very seriously. It’s why I am incredibly proud to be one of the very few senators to have secured...Read more
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