FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 10, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) joined a bipartisan group of U.S. representatives and senators, including U.S. Representative Justin Amash (R-MI) and U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), for a press conference in support of the USA Rights Act amendment to reform Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and protect Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights. In October 2017, Sens. Paul and Wyden introduced the USA Rights Act in the Senate to end warrantless backdoor...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 4, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) applauded the Department of Labor’s announcement of its proposed rule expanding access to Association Health Plans (AHP), a reform Dr. Paul has championed throughout the debate over the future of health care and worked directly with President Trump and administration officials to achieve. In October 2017, Dr. Paul joined President Trump at the White House for the signing of an executive order paving the way for the change, which would increase competition...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 2, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) applauded the Trump administration for its decision to maintain its block on sending $255 million in military aid to Pakistan and reiterated his support for President Trump’s tweet on Monday that Pakistan has given the U.S. “nothing but lies & deceit” in exchange for billions of aid, with the President declaring, “No more!” “I cannot in good conscience look away as America crumbles at home, and politicians tax us to send the money to corrupt and...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 22, 2017 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul released a special “Festivus: Airing of Grievances for 2017” edition of The Waste Report, an ongoing project cataloguing egregious examples of waste within the U.S. government. In its third year, Dr. Paul’s Festivus Waste Report again shines a spotlight on wasteful spending and misplaced priorities that put taxpayers on the hook for the federal government’s bad management. Dr. Paul’s series has, over three years, documented approximately $6 billion in wasteful...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 20, 2017 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Early Wednesday morning, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after voting for the Conference Report on tax reform: “Today, the Senate delivered on its promise of allowing Americans to keep more of their hard-earned money, a commitment I worked to hold it to by fighting to make sure the bill became a bigger and better tax cut and included repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate. “I applaud this reform, which will lead to economic growth, greater business...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 14, 2017 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the Pentagon’s recent announcement of the first full-scale financial audit of the Department of Defense (DoD), with audits to be conducted annually going forward: “Our men and women on the frontlines deserve to know their funding is being used as intended and to the maximum possible effectiveness. Unfortunately, the department charged with carrying out our greatest constitutional responsibility has set the lowest...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 13, 2017 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier this week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) joined Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) at The George Washington University to call for protecting Americans’ civil liberties and restraining government overreach by reforming the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). You can watch Dr. Paul’s opening remarks at the event HERE . In October, Sens. Paul and Wyden introduced S. 1997, the USA Rights Act, which reforms Section 702 of FISA to end warrantless backdoor searches of Americans' calls,...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 12, 2017 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 ​​​​​​​ WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced he will oppose an end-of-the-year Continuing Resolution (CR) that continues recklessly spending the American people’s money. “I cannot in good conscience vote to add more to the already massive $20 trillion debt,” said Dr. Paul. “I promised Kentucky to vote against reckless, deficit spending, and I will do just that. Tax cuts — people keeping more of their money — are never the problem. The problem is spending. We should obey our rules...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 7, 2017 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 Dancing with the Cars Dr. Rand Paul Releases Latest ‘Waste Report’ WASHINGTON, D.C . – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul released his latest Waste Report , an ongoing project cataloguing egregious examples of waste within the U.S. government. Following up on a 2016 Waste Report highlighting the U.S. State Department helping to fund documentary promotion internationally, this week’s Waste Report examines productions taxpayers are spending tens of thousands of dollars through the National Endowment for the Arts to...Read more
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