During my time in the Senate, I have seen our national debt grow to over $28 trillion, while the U.S. has continued to increase foreign aid by 70 percent over the last decade.

It has always been my imperative to put America’s interests first. This means focusing on funding critical infrastructure projects at home like the I-69 corridor project, rather than in foreign countries. 

Recently, I forced a vote on an amendment to legislation in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing that would have cut foreign aid spending by 10 percent across the board. It...Read more

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Resist. 

They can’t arrest us all. They can’t keep all your kids home from school. They can’t keep every government building closed – although I’ve got a long list of ones they should.

We don’t have to accept the mandates, lockdowns, and harmful policies of the petty tyrants and feckless bureaucrats. We can simply say no, not again. 

Speaker Nancy Pelosi — you will not arrest or stop me or anyone on my staff from doing our jobs. We have all either had COVID, had the vaccine, or been offered the vaccine. We will make our own health choices. We...Read more

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I have long been a champion on the issue of prioritizing Kentucky’s critical infrastructure projects. 

Year after year, I’ve introduced legislation that would redirect one percent of non-infrastructure spending to domestic projects, and ensure more of Kentuckians’ hard earned tax dollars are spent on important projects in your own backyards and communities.

In addition, I’ve forced votes on cutting foreign aid welfare and using that money for roads and bridges here at home.

Despite my persistent efforts, Congress has continued to fail the American...Read more

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While the Federal Reserve made news last week by raising its expectations on rapidly increasing inflation and moving up its timeframe on interest rate hikes, it was hardly breaking news to Kentuckians across our Commonwealth. They’ve felt the effects of rising costs for months.

Now more than ever, Americans need to wake up to the profound repercussions of excessive spending and rising inflation.

We currently have a $28 trillion deficit, and $3.1 trillion of that has been from just this past year. It will only continue to grow if the Democrats in Congress continue to...Read more

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It is easier to start a war than end one. That argument alone should deter us from war and yet . . .time and time again man’s bellicosity combined often with imbecility entices us to war.

The Iraq war was no exception. Sold as a response to 9/11 with propaganda so irresponsible that it convinced some of our guys to graffiti our missiles with words like: “this is payback for 9/11.” Only it wasn’t. Not only did Saddam Hussein have nothing to do with 9/11, deposing him led to chaos and a breeding ground for more terrorism.

Regime change led to an Iraq more aligned with...Read more

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It’s long past time for us to say no more to the science deniers.

It’s time for us to stand up to Washington bureaucrats who think you’re not smart enough to make your own decisions. It’s time for us to stand up to people who write columns ignoring 100 years of immunity science just to score cheap — and incorrect — political points.

These petty tyrants in government and their enablers in the media always think they know best. They deal in the currency of fear, hoping to scare the American people into submission.

For months, I’ve heard your pleas for a...Read more

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Throughout this pandemic I've led the effort to hold government accountable.

I've called out the science deniers on the issue of masks and immunity, pushed back against draconian lockdowns that have no scientifically proven benefit and, most recently, asked some very important questions about the origins of a virus that has killed nearly 3.5 million worldwide.

We don't know whether the pandemic started in a lab in Wuhan or evolved naturally. But we should want to know.

During the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on May 11, I...Read more

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I don’t often agree with President Biden, but when it comes to the issue of the war in Afghanistan, I do agree it’s time to bring our troops home.

This year, we mark 20 years of combat in Afghanistan. We remember and honor the brave U.S. service members who made the ultimate sacrifice and those who have been wounded in action. We thank the courageous men and women in uniform who are still abroad, a world away from their homes and families, fighting this war.

I’ve supported ending this war for over a decade. The time to bring our troops home is now or as soon as...Read more

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The Senate will soon consider a package of bills intended to counter the growing influence and capabilities of China. One of these bills, in yet another wasteful spending package, is known as the Endless Frontiers Act.

The sponsors of the legislation claim they are boosting the United States in several areas — among them, technological research, development and investment. But, let’s imagine if we had put Congress in charge of tech investment, research and decision-...Read more

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For years, I’ve led the fight in Washington to restore one of Kentucky’s most historically vital crops by legalizing industrial hemp. I am proud to be a leading voice for the hemp industry, including championing legislation, testifying before the Kentucky legislature and advocating for Kentucky farmers in Washington.

When I first began my fight to legalize industrial hemp in 2012 as the lead Republican co-sponsor of the first-ever hemp bill in the Senate, it wasn’t an issue many people were talking about, let alone supporting, at the time.

The legalization of...Read more

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