FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 23, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement concerning CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination to be Secretary of State: “I just finished speaking to President Trump, after speaking to him several times today. I also met with and spoke to Director Pompeo. “After calling continuously for weeks for Director Pompeo to support President Trump’s belief that the Iraq war was a mistake, and that it is time to leave Afghanistan, today I received confirmation that Director...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : April 18, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced his own “Penny Plan” federal budget that will balance within five years by assuming the repeal of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 and utilizing the “Penny Plan.” Dr. Paul’s budget includes instructions that would pave the way for the expansion of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) to help Americans more easily cover their health care costs. “I ran for office to put a stop to Washington’s out-of-control spending and skyrocketing debt. It’s time...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced that he has received a response from the FBI on his January letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray demanding answers about FBI Agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page’s current security clearance and access to sensitive information, as well as whether or not the Bureau has a process in place to ensure agents are not using databases for political or personal reasons. While the FBI refused to address specific agents, its response confirmed...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Early Friday morning, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after voting against congressional leaders’ $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill: “Republicans control the government, yet Congress still follows the Democrats' playbook. Time and again, spending skyrockets, and conservatives are expected to fall in line to praise the party for making the big-spending status quo worse. “I voted against this deficit-spending bill because I believe our promises to change...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : March 14, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement announcing his opposition to the nominations of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the next Secretary of State and Gina Haspel to take over as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency: “What I liked about candidate Trump was his strong condemnation of the Iraq War. I believe President Trump has done a great job, and I continue to support him, but I cannot endorse his nomination of people who loved the Iraq War so much that...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) passed U.S. Senator Rand Paul's "Bonuses for Cost-Cutters" amendment to H.R. 2825, the Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act, to incentivize Homeland Security (DHS) employees to report waste and other abuse of taxpayer funds. "Bonuses for Cost-Cutters will encourage those on the front lines of spending to speak out when government fails to properly manage the American people's money," said Dr. Paul...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 5, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 Dr. Rand Paul to Introduce ‘Audit the Fed’ as Amendment to Senate Banking Bill WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the U.S. Senate expected to vote on S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, this week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) today announced he will introduce his “Audit the Fed” bill, which would authorize the first-ever thorough audit of the Federal Reserve System, as an amendment to the financial reform legislation. “While we have made great strides in reviving our economy...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 28, 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. 2434, the Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2018, to bring greater efficiency to the Food and Drug Administration’s approval process for animal feed additives and help provide more certainty to the animal food manufacturing industry regarding the rules they have to follow. "Kentucky's farmers and manufacturers are currently faced with a...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : February 16, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 BOWLING GREEN, KY – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul issued the following statement after announcing his nominations to the U.S. service academies, consisting of 38 individuals from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky: “A very rewarding aspect of being a United States Senator is the opportunity to nominate young men and women from across the state to attend our nation’s prestigious service academies. I commend each of these students for their dedication and desire to serve in the United States military, and I...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : February 9, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Early Friday morning, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to pass Senate leadership's budget-busting spending deal: "Tonight, you could feel the frustration and embarrassment growing in Congress as we exposed the hypocrisy of Republicans who are joining in an unholy alliance and spending free-for-all with Democrats at the expense of the American people and our party's supposed principles. Make no mistake, I will always stand up for...Read more
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