FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 29, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) issued the following statement after voting to support cloture on S. 2311, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation that would protect the lives of unborn children by prohibiting elective abortions 20 weeks or later into a pregnancy: “As a physician, I was often called to the hospital to treat premature babies and help save their eyesight. Today, as a senator, I continued to protect life at this fragile stage by voting for the Pain-...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced the Government Shutdown Prevention Act to incentivize Congress to properly consider and debate spending legislation. Instead of government shutting down operations over stalled funding in the future, the bill would institute a one percent cut to then-current funding levels for any agency, program, and activity that Congress failed to fund by the start of the fiscal year (October 1). Every 90 days thereafter, funding would be reduced by...Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul congratulated Kentucky native R.D. James on his confirmation as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works and thanked him for his commitment to review specific issues facing Kentucky.Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 24, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced legislation to prohibit the Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) from sending American taxpayer dollars to Pakistan. Instead, the bill would redirect those funds, amounting to $1.28 billion from the State Department and $852 million from USAID, to the Highway Trust Fund. U.S. Representatives Mark Sanford (R-SC) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) will be introducing companion legislation in the U.S. House...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 Dr. Rand Paul Calls for Nation to Renew Its Commitment to the Right to Life WASHINGTON, D.C . – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) issued the following statement honoring the annual March for Life: “Each life comes to us fragile, a precious gift from our Creator we are entrusted with protecting. Today, the March for Life will remind a government with no shortage of passionate articulators of its responsibility to defend those who cannot plead their own cause. It is a challenge we must heed. May this be the...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : January 16, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – This evening, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) urged the Senate to support constitutional protections for all Americans by rejecting cloture on the FISA Amendments Reauthorization bill. “I rise in opposition to the government listening to your phone calls, reading your emails, or reading your text messages without a warrant. It doesn’t mean the government will never do this, but it means they would have to ask a judge. They would have to ask a judge if they have probable cause that you have...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) circulated a letter urging their fellow senators to oppose the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act, citing the legislation’s “serious problems” and calling it “a significant step backward” that “does nothing substantive to protect the Fourth Amendment rights of innocent Americans.” “To be clear, FISA’s purpose is to collect foreign intelligence, but without additional meaningful constraints,...Read more
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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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