FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 6, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov , 202-224-4343 Senator Paul and Chairman Kosachev Agree on U.S.-Russia Engagement First Delegation from Russian Federation to Travel to Washington in Almost Three Years MOSCOW, RUSSIA – During an hour-long meeting today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) secured an agreement from Konstantin Kosachev, Chairman of the Russian Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs, to send members of the Russian Federation to Washington, the first trip from the Russian Federation to the U.S. Capitol in almost three years, to continue...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : August 1, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) applauded the U.S. Congress for bringing greater efficiency to the Food and Drug Administration’s approval process for animal food additives and helping provide more certainty to the animal food manufacturing industry regarding the rules they have to follow, as the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 5554, the Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2018, on Tuesday, which included Dr. Paul’s proposal securing the policy change. “I am pleased to...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), who last week met with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, released the following statement concerning Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination: “After meeting Judge Kavanaugh and reviewing his record, I have decided to support his nomination. “No one will ever completely agree with a nominee (unless, of course, you are the nominee). Each nominee, however, must be judged on the totality of their views, character, and opinions. “I have expressed my...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 25, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) continued his efforts to rein in the federal government’s reckless spending by offering an amendment to H.R. 6147, the minibus appropriations bill, to reduce each amount provided in the bill by 11.39 percent. The Senate ultimately voted 25-74 to reject another opportunity to be responsible stewards of the American people’s money. “The best way to do something about debt is quit spending yourself further into a hole,” Dr. Paul said during a speech on the...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : July 16, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), chairman of the Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management (FSO) Subcommittee for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), sat down with Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Kristine Frazao to discuss the U.S. State Department spending $250,000 of taxpayer funds to send 24 Pakistani kids on a trip to the U.S. that included multiple days at Space Camp and stops at Dollywood and Washington, D.C. “I think we have so many problems...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), chairman of the Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management (FSO) Subcommittee for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), sat down with Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Kristine Frazao to discuss the National Institutes of Health (NIH) spending over $356,000 of the American people’s money to study whether or not cocaine makes Japanese quail more sexually promiscuous. “Common sense would have told us that one, cocaine is...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), chairman of the Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management (FSO) Subcommittee for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), held a hearing entitled, “Examining Warrantless Smartphone Searches at the Border.” “I think that most Americans could agree that it’s reasonable to let customs officials search suitcases for contraband. What’s unreasonable is that the government lawyers want you to believe that there’s no...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), chairman of the Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management (FSO) Subcommittee for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), sat down with Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Kristine Frazao to discuss the failed Kabul Marriott hotel in Afghanistan, which cost taxpayers nearly $60 million and sits unfinished and abandoned. An adjacent apartment building, also abandoned, cost taxpayers nearly $30 million more, and both now...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2018 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) filed three amendments to H.R. 5895, the minibus appropriations bill, as a continuation of his efforts to address the specific issues faced by Kentuckians in the Lake Cumberland and Rough River Lake communities. Amendments #2973, #2974, and #2975 would prevent the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from conducting costly studies and imposing new, unfair fees on Kentuckians in these areas. In addition to proposing legislative action, Dr. Paul’s efforts to...Read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 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 the U.S. Senate failed to discharge H.R. 3, President Trump’s rescissions package to cut $15 billion in unneeded funding, from the Senate Appropriations Committee: “It is unacceptable - but no surprise - that the Swamp’s bipartisan addiction to spending other people’s money is so severe that the Senate refused to simply consider cutting funding that is no longer needed or authorized. I am disappointed by this Congress...Read more
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