FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) joined Judge Andrew Napolitano on FoxNews.com’s FreedomWatch to discuss the Constitution’s separation of powers regarding war and how the revised Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) proposed by Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Bob Corker (R-TN) ignores that standard. “The reason the framers of the Constitution wanted that power to be dispersed among many people is they were trying to prevent us from going to war too often,” Dr. Paul stated in the...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following video, in which he discusses his continued efforts to cut unnecessary government spending and highlights the Senate’s upcoming opportunity to enact legislation containing the spending reductions in President Trump’s rescissions proposal. In May, Dr. Paul joined U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and several other senators in introducing legislation, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act, that contains President Trump’...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon, U.S. Senator Rand Paul, chairman of the Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management (FSO) Subcommittee for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), held a hearing entitled, “War Powers and the Effects of Unauthorized Military Engagements on Federal Spending.” Today’s hearing focused on the constitutional implications of open-ended war under both the existing Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and the revised AUMF proposed by Senators...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke with Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Boris Epshteyn about President Trump’s rescissions proposal to cut over $15 billion in unneeded funding. In May, Dr. Paul joined U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and several other senators in introducing legislation, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act, that contains President Trump’s spending reductions. “You’re getting rid of money that has simply been sitting there and not been spent,” Dr. Paul...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 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 Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced this afternoon that their departments are working together to simplify the H-2A temporary agricultural worker program: “I have worked in Congress on behalf of Kentucky farmers and all other employers who rely on the H-2A program to streamline the...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) sat down with Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Boris Epshteyn to discuss his “Penny Plan” Balanced Budget and the growing national debt. “Republicans have said, ‘We’re for a balanced budget amendment,’ but the sad thing is when it comes up, and you actually ask Republicans to vote for it - of course, no Democrats will vote for it - but then over half the Republicans voted against balancing the budget in five years,” Dr. Paul stated in his interview. You...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) forced the U.S. Senate to go on the record on fiscal responsibility with a vote on his “Penny Plan” balanced budget. Ultimately, 20 senators stood with Dr. Paul to get Congress’ spending under control, while 76 senators voted to continue trillion-dollar deficits. “[T]he bottom line is whether the debt is threatening our national security, whether it’s threatening the security and the economic foundation of our country, and I think without question it is...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement congratulating Kentuckian John Nalbandian on his confirmation as a United States Judge for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals: “From the beginning of his law career clerking for my good family friend Judge Jerry Smith, to his appellate work in Kentucky and Ohio, John Nalbandian brings decades of experience to the federal bench. Guided by his commitment to uphold and protect the Constitution, and as an impartial arbiter of our...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul, chairman of the Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management (FSO) Subcommittee for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), held a hearing entitled, “Afghanistan in Review: Oversight of U.S. Spending in Afghanistan.” “I’ve made it no secret I think we should come home. I think we went in for the right reasons, but we stayed too long. It isn’t our job to build countries, and frankly, I think we do a poor job of it. If you...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : April 24, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee passed U.S. Senator Rand Paul's amendment to S. 2680, the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, to permanently increase the cap on the number of patients to whom a doctor can prescribe medication to treat opioid addiction. Dr. Paul introduced this amendment as part of his continuing efforts to improve the federal government’s response to the growing opioid crisis and expand access to treatment, which have also...Read more
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