WASHINGTON, D.C. – Early Saturday morning, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after voting for H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Continuing his efforts to protect the privacy of Americans’ financial records, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has introduced an amendment to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, to repeal the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senators Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell reintroduced the Economic Freedom Zones Act. This legislation will establish free market enterprise zones and dramatically reduce taxes to help facilitate the creation of new jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities, enhance and renew educational opportunities, and increase community involvement in bankrupt or economically distressed areas. “The Economic Freedom Zones Act will bring hope to struggling communities by relieving the oppressive, big government burdens weighing them down,” said Senator Paul . “It’s time the...Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Al Franken (D-MN), and Michael Bennet (D-CO) urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to address their constituents’ concerns regarding the hemp industry’s access to financial services by confirming the Department of Justice will respect Congress’ recent actions on industrial hemp pilot programs. While the 2014 Farm Bill allowed state agriculture departments and universities to conduct industrial hemp research pilot programs in states that have authorized the growing and production of industrial...Read more
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LOUISVILLE, KY– Today, U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul held a press conference in Louisville, where he proposed changing the laws governing group insurance and legalizing Association Health Plans. Joined by representatives from two dozen Kentucky organizations, whose nearly 2 million members, employees, and family members could benefit from these changes, Dr. Paul spoke about the importance of fixing our broken health care system. You can read his op-ed on Association Health Plans in The Courier-Journal HERE or below. The following organizations were represented with Dr. Paul today: St...Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul sent a letter to President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and other Senate leaders laying out four policy improvements he would like to see made to the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017. You can read the entire letter HERE or below: *** Dear Leader McConnell, As you work with the committees of jurisdiction and Republican Senators to improve and revise the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, I would like to provide you with some policy priorities that I feel would improve the health care system and...Read more
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WASHINGTON – Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Thursday responding to the release of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017: “Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor. There are provisions in this draft that represent an improvement to our current health care system, but it does not appear this draft as written will accomplish the most important promise that we made to Americans: to...Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul issued the following statement after Senate Republican leadership released their health care legislation: "The current bill does not repeal Obamacare. It does not keep our promises to the American people. I will oppose it coming to the floor in its current form, but I remain open to negotiations."Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul reintroduced his “Read the Bills” resolution, which would provide sufficient time for legislation to be thoroughly reviewed. Dr. Paul’s change to Senate rules would require bills, amendments, and conference reports to be filed for 1 day for every 20 pages before they can be considered, while leaving legislators room to act in emergencies. “Legislation is too often shoved through Congress without proper hearings, amendments, or debate, as the secrecy surrounding the Senate’s health care bill and the pressure to vote for it with little time to...Read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – By invoking the Arms Export Control Act of 1976, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Al Franken (D-MN) forced a vote today on blocking a portion of new weapons sales to Saudi Arabia that would support its military campaign in Yemen. The sale is part of a broader arms agreement that permits the U.S. to make up to $350 billion in defense equipment sales and training commitments to Saudi Arabia over 10 years. Forty-seven senators voted to halt a sale that could deepen the conflict in Yemen, while fifty-three senators voted to provide the arms to Saudi...Read more
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