WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) joined Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in introducing legislation that would require the Department of Defense (DOD) to finally pass a full, independent audit in fiscal year 2024. If enacted, the Audit the Pentagon Act of 2023 would require any DOD component that fails to complete a clean audit opinion to return 1 percent of its budget to the Treasury for deficit reduction.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) voted to prevent the Biden administration’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) from enforcing its unconstitutional “Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached Stabilizing Braces” rule.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Representatives Chip Roy (R-TX-21) and Warren Davidson (R-OH-8) introduced legislation to make it clear that Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) cannot override Congress’ constitutional responsibilities to declare war.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, joined Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Committee, John Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and a coalition of Senate Republican committee ranking members in sounding the alarm over an attempt by the White House to hijack the rulemaking process to advance left-wing policy goals that have been rejected by Congress.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) offered his National Right-to-Work Act as an amendment during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee meeting. The National Right-to-Work Act would repeal six provisions of federal law that allow private-sector workers to be fired if they don’t surrender part of their paycheck to a union.
Dr. Paul and HSGAC Republicans Vote to Require that DHS Provide Congress its Intelligence Assessments on the Origins of COVID-19
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee unanimously supported U.S. Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY), Ranking Member of the Committee, amendment to the Offices of Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction and Health Security Act of 2022 mandating the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provide this Committee, along with the House Homeland Security Committee, all intelligence assessments related to the origins of COVID-19.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:June 15, 2023Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 Dr. Rand Paul Forces Vote on Government Censorship Democrats and Republicans oppose efforts to protect free speech with a final vote of 2-13 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-K Y) introduced the Tan Tax Repeal Act that would eliminate the 10 percent tax placed on small businesses and consumers. The “Tan Tax” on UV tanning services in tanning salons was included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which was passed in 2010. The bill is cosponsored by U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Pete Ricketts (R-NE), and Deb Fischer (R-NE).
Paul, Peters, & Rubio Bipartisan Bill to Create One Deadline to Apply for FEMA Disaster Assistance Programs for Individuals Advances in the Senate
WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan legislation authored by U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Gary Peters (D-MI), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) to create one application deadline for two Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) programs that individuals use for federal disaster assistance has advanced in the Senate. FEMA’s Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) and Individuals and Household Program (IHP) currently have different deadlines, which can cause confusion for disaster survivors who may have trouble tracking when they need to apply for each program. The senators’ bipartisan legislation would ensure these programs have the same deadline to reduce the burden on people who need them to rebuild their lives after disasters. The bill was approved by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee where Paul serves as Ranking Member and Peters serves as Chair. It now moves to the full Senate for consideration.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT), J.D. Vance (R-OH), and Mike Braun (R-IN) introduced the End Endless Wars Act, which would repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) 180 days after enactment. This legislation would restore the constitutional role of the people’s representatives in Congress to debate and decide whether, where, and how to authorize the use of military force.