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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In an age of government overreach and mass regulation, individual freedom is often forgotten. I have been one to continually fight for liberty and freedom for all, especially that of American workers.

For far too long, Big Labor has controlled the rules, regulations, and paychecks of public and private-sector employees.

In 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment protects the right to work for government employees. Yet, under current federal law, millions of private-sector...Read more

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The proper role of government is to ensure that individual rights are protected, the most basic of which is the right to life.

In 2019, Planned Parenthood was responsible for 345, 871 abortions. Averaging out to a rate of 947 per day, or one every 91 seconds. Also, in 2019, Planned Parenthood received...Read more

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Democrats (and many Republicans) don’t seem to care about the mountain of debt Congress added last year and continues to add this year. Instead of simply opening the economy back up as the virus wanes, Democrats are plowing ahead with another $2 trillion in deficit spending.

The Congressional Budget Office, a non-partisan agency, warns that this mountain of debt will explode interest payments, such that over the next 30 years, taxpayers will have to pony up $61 trillion in interest. (Interest payments, by the way, don’t buy you government services.  Interest payments just...Read more

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I have consistently opposed Executive overreach, whether the abuse came from a Republican or a Democrat.

I opposed President Obama’s executive orders illegally changing immigration law.

Even though I support a security wall in places along our border, I opposed President Trump’s emergency declaration to take money Congress appropriated for other purposes and by emergency order spend that money on a border wall.

In both instances, I did so to protect and preserve the separation of powers. I warned of the dangerous precedent, if we wavered on this...Read more

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This week, I will sit on a panel of jurors in the U.S. Senate in a most unusual trial.

The trial is of dubious merit and even more dubious constitutionality.

It will stop both sides of the political aisle from pursuing solutions and goals for policy, from presidential appointments to COVID relief bills.

All of this could be stopped if the...Read more

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