Senator Rand Paul http://wkms.org en Kentucky Senators Help Defeat Federal Minimum Wage Increase http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-senators-help-defeat-federal-minimum-wage-increase <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Kentucky’s two U.S. Senators have helped defeat an effort to raise the federal minimum wage.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Republicans Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul joined almost every other GOP Senator Wednesday in voting against a bill that would have boosted the minimum pay level for federal workers to $10.10 an hour by 2016, up from the current rate of $7.25.</p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:58:41 +0000 Kevin Willis 40235 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Senators Help Defeat Federal Minimum Wage Increase Kentucky Lawmakers Inquire Into DEA's Policy On Hemp http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-lawmakers-inquire-deas-policy-hemp <p>Kentucky officials are again approaching the United States Drug Enforcement Administration about growing industrial hemp in the state.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:38:25 +0000 Rob Canning & The Associated Press 36922 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Lawmakers Inquire Into DEA's Policy On Hemp McConnell To Decide On Syria Soon, But Certain For No Boots On The Ground http://wkms.org/post/mcconnell-decide-syria-soon-certain-no-boots-ground <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Kentucky’s senior U.S. Senator said while he hasn’t made up his mind on a possible U.S. strike in Syria, he’s certain American military forces won’t be placed inside that country.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Republican Mitch McConnell spoke to the Bowling Green Noon Rotary Club Wednesday, and said even those in Washington who are advocating for U.S. involvement in Syria are stopping short of calling for boots on the ground.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">“I’m not just instinctively opposed to military action,” the Louisville Republican said. “I supported the Afghan war, and I supported the Iraq war. Certainly we need to be careful about doing it. I don’t think anybody supports putting any American military personnel there at all.”</p><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 21:21:06 +0000 Kevin Willis (WKU) 34595 at http://wkms.org McConnell To Decide On Syria Soon, But Certain For No Boots On The Ground Senator Paul Shows Concern For 'FEMA-Purchased Drones' http://wkms.org/post/senator-paul-shows-concern-fema-purchased-drones <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky’s junior senator said he’s concerned about grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency being used to purchase drones for surveillance.</span></p><p>Republican Rand Paul expressed that view at a hearing today of the Senate’s Homeland Security Subcommittee. He claimed FEMA’s fusion centers, which were created by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security to promote the sharing of information, do not have a stellar record for defending civil liberties.</p><p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:09:15 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) 32475 at http://wkms.org Senator Paul Shows Concern For 'FEMA-Purchased Drones' Sen. Paul Introduces Bill In Reaction To Phone Record Furor http://wkms.org/post/sen-paul-introduces-bill-reaction-phone-record-furor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator Rand Paul has introduced legislation requiring a warrant before any government agency can search the phone records of Americans. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Paul filed the bill today in response to the furor over disclosure of a secret National Security Agency program to collect phone records of millions of Verizon customers.</span></p><p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 19:56:01 +0000 Todd Hatton 31924 at http://wkms.org Sen. Paul Introduces Bill In Reaction To Phone Record Furor Senator Paul Introduces Transportation Tax-Cutting Legislation http://wkms.org/post/senator-paul-introduces-transportation-tax-cutting-legislation <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Through a single piece of legislation, Kentucky Junior Senator Rand Paul is hoping to cut a corporate tax and get more revenue for transportation projects.</span></p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 19:07:20 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 31672 at http://wkms.org Senator Paul Introduces Transportation Tax-Cutting Legislation Sen. Rand Paul: Israel Trip Was to 'Cement Relationships' http://wkms.org/post/sen-rand-paul-israel-trip-was-cement-relationships <p></p><p>U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says his recent trip to Israel mission was meant to prove he is an ally of the Middle Eastern nation. Many pro-Israel groups are wary of the senator, because of his calls to reduce foreign aid. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:48:47 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 26904 at http://wkms.org Sen. Rand Paul: Israel Trip Was to 'Cement Relationships' Repeal and Replace: Some Health Care Reforms Senators Paul and McConnell Like http://wkms.org/post/repeal-and-replace-some-health-care-reforms-senators-paul-and-mcconnell <p><font size="2">Kentucky's two U.S. Senators, Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, are some of the most vocal opponents of the Affordable Care Act.<br><br> The two co-headlined a Tea Party rally in Frankfort yesterday to protest the health care law. During the rally, Paul said he wants to not only repeal the law, but replace it with a different one. Other Republicans have taken a similar stance, but the details behind the Republicans' preferred approach are largely unknown.<br> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 20:00:04 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 21144 at http://wkms.org Repeal and Replace: Some Health Care Reforms Senators Paul and McConnell Like Rand Paul Says It's Unlikely He Would Serve in A Romney Administration http://wkms.org/post/rand-paul-says-its-unlikely-he-would-serve-romney-administration <p><font size="2">Despite speculation of greater ambitions, U.S. Senator Rand Paul is likely to stay in his current position if Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is elected this fall.</font> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 20:01:02 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 20446 at http://wkms.org Rand Paul Says It's Unlikely He Would Serve in A Romney Administration Paul Says Obama's Views "Couldn't Get Any Gayer" http://wkms.org/post/paul-says-obamas-views-couldnt-get-any-gayer <p>Kentucky&#39;s junior U.S. Senator Rand Paul drew national attention over the weekend for his criticism of President Obama&#39;s recent support for gay marriage. Mon, 14 May 2012 14:13:45 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) 17960 at http://wkms.org Paul Says Obama's Views "Couldn't Get Any Gayer"